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Advanced Turf Solutions Launches New Infield Product Line
We introduced our new Advanced Infield Solutions (AIS) product line at the 2023 SFMA Conference and Exhibition in Salt Lake City, Utah. The AIS line includes five new brands and a total of six new products.
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Sports Turf 101: Infield Basics
Most people don’t understand how much work goes into maintaining baseball and softball infields. In this comprehensive blog post, we’ll discuss four factors for sports field managers to consider. We’ll look at native versus engineered soil; components of an infield mix; silt-to-clay ratio; and conditioner depth.
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The Unique Features of Linemark Machines How to Winterize Your iGO Machine
Winter is officially here! Have you prepared your line marking machines for cold temperatures?
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Products Added in 2022
As we strive to provide second-to-none service, we’re always working to offer the best product selection for our customers. That means adding to our offerings as new technologies become available. Take a look below at the products we added in 2022. Fertilizers Foliar-Pak Manganese AminoPrecise is a reformulation with AminoPrecise technology, which fully chelates the […]
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soil testing sports Soil Testing to Prepare for 2023
Like a coach, a sports field manager needs a good game plan to be successful. Now’s the time that many managers are making those plans for healthy turf come spring, but what information are you using to prepare for next season? 
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holiday hours 2022 Holiday Hours
Now that it’s December, we want to let you know our holiday hours for the upcoming season so you can plan accordingly.
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Last-Minute Baseball Field Renovations
Can you believe spring sports start in just three months? The school pictured above finally received a donation for its baseball field renovation, and games start February 10 at the college level. Here’s how to execute a successful renovation with a short timeline in a situation like this.
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Late Fall Fertilization Basics
With fall play winding down and temperatures dropping, now’s the time for late fall fertilizer applications on your cool-season sports fields. This blog post will explain why, when, and how to make these applications.
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Facility With a Heart: Elkhart Spotlight
Advanced Turf Solutions has 24 locations that proudly serve customers in 15 states. Elkhart is one of the oldest, having been a part of the ATS family since 2002.
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Dormant Seeding for Spring Success
Dormant seeding is an often forgotten practice among many turf managers, who view this as a last resort option when traditional fall seeding has failed. In some segments of the turf industry, particularly sports field management, dormant seeding is a much more common practice.
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Save the Date!
Attend a Winter Education Seminar Near You
Advanced Turf Solutions would like to invite you to attend our winter seminar for lawn care and golf course maintenance education and trade show. The seminar and lunch will be provided at no charge; however, space is limited and advanced reservation is required.
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Lawn - grass with leaves Why High-Nitrogen, Quick-Release Fertilizer
You could say that fall is the “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” season for fertilizing turf. In early fall, it’s best to apply a fertilizer with slow-release nitrogen to help turf recover from summer. But in late fall, the ideal fertilizer has a high ratio of quick-release nitrogen. Sometimes called “winterizer” fertilizer, this application helps prepare turf for winter. In this blog post, we’ll explore the two characteristics that make it the best fertilizer for the end of fall.
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Using Growth Tarps on Sports Fields
Growth tarps have several uses on sports fields. They help protect turfgrass from frost, extend the growing season in the fall, and encourage green-up in the spring.
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Benefits of Turfgrass Colorants
Turfgrass colorants don’t simply mask dormant grass. They provide benefits that lead to healthier plants, more efficient chemical applications, and extended playability.
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Closeup of Glechoma hederacea foliage in a public garden Hard to Kill: Ground Ivy
Ground ivy, also known as creeping Charlie or gill-over-the-ground, is a perennial broadleaf weed that’s notoriously hard to kill. This blog post will explore how to identify and treat ground ivy.
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wet green grass lawn with water texture Effects of Excessive Rain on Turf
Excessive rain can have adverse effects on turfgrass health. Below are a few such outcomes.
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Edward McCourt Park is located in the Colllege Park East neighborhood of Saskatoon. Post-Season Infield Maintenance
Post-season maintenance on the infield surface is an important process. There are a few maintenance practices you should do every year. Adding infield mix is one that you can do every two or three years.
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Recently Added Products: Fall 2022
Advanced Turf Solutions added five product offerings over the past few months. Learn more about each one below. N Stabilizer Foliar-Pak N Stabilizer is a nitrogen stabilizer that you can blend with urea fertilizers to minimize volatilization loss. N Stabilizer slows urea hydrolysis by inhibiting the urease enzyme’s activity. Sempre Verde Foliar-Pak Sempre Verde is […]
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What Not to Do When Treating for Dallisgrass
What not to do when treating for dallisgrass.
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deadnettle Controlling Winter Annual Weeds
What are winter annual weeds? How and when can you control them? Keep reading to find out.
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Aeration, Overseeding, and Topdressing: Why Fall?
You probably know that fall is the time to aerate, overseed, and topdress the turf areas on your baseball or softball field, but do you know why? Keep reading to learn more about these maintenance practices and their significance this time of year. 
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Adding Infield Mix to a Leadoff Area
With fall baseball season around the corner, now’s the time to bring the first base leadoff area up to grade by adding infield mix.
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Dialed In: Lewis Center Spotlight
Advanced Turf Solutions has 24 locations that proudly serve customers in 15 states. Lewis Center is one of five locations in Ohio and has been a part of the ATS family since 2010.
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gentleman applying top dressing on baseball field Turf and Infield Topdressing
Two kinds of topdressing occur on baseball and softball fields: one on the turf and the other on the infield. They have different processes but a similar concept, which is to finish the surface by adding material on top. This blog post will cover both types of topdressing.
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Panoramic view of soccer field stadium and stadium seats Overseeding Your Athletic Field
Not overseeding—or not overseeding at the proper rate—is one reason why athletic fields fail. Now’s the time to make a game plan to overseed your athletic field this year.
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Automatic watering system at a sports stadium. Watering natural lawn grass Auditing Your Field’s Irrigation System
An irrigation audit measures how much and where the system is watering. STMA recommends the “catch can” method to conduct an audit, which involves placing catch cans in a grid pattern on the field. After leaving the system on for a period of time, you measure the water in each catch can and identify discrepancies between different locations on the field.
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Sports field at sunset. Alleviating Drought Stress on Athletic Fields
This time of year, drought stress is a threat to turfgrass on athletic fields. Drought-stressed turf is less tolerant to traffic, weeds, and diseases. Since you can’t control the weather, what can you do to at least alleviate drought stress for your field? After you’ve audited your irrigation system, use it to help lessen the […]
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Hand planting grass seed for overseeding green lawn care Problems That Arise From Low-Quality Grass Seed
It may be tempting to go for the grass seed with the lowest price tag, but you get what you pay for with seed. Low-quality grass seed has lower germination rates, higher weed content, and other costly problems.
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A panoramic view of an empty baseball field in a city park looking toward home base from centerfield on a cloudy, overcast summer day. Topdressing FAQs
Topdressing is an activity that is commonplace in maintaining turf. Let’s discuss a few questions that frequently come up when considering this common practice.
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goosegrass Nutsedge and Goosegrass Control on Sports Fields
This time of year, some sports fields are home to a couple of unwanted visitors: nutsedge and goosegrass. 
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Angled view of a large, empty baseball field on a bright, sunny day Midsummer Maintenance
While some baseball and softball fields continue to host tournaments after the end of spring season, many can reduce maintenance practices for the summer. If your field won’t be in use again until fall, you can implement different midsummer maintenance practices. Your goal should be to keep the field in shape and to do so as efficiently as possible.
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sprayer How Bicarbonates and pH Affect Spray Water
The single largest input into our spray tank is the water used to make the application. We often overlook the significance of good water. Sometimes we think, “If it’s good enough to drink, then it's okay for our spray tank.” That may or may not be true!
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grass field 2022 Fall Seed Market Update
The seed harvest for 2022 is in full swing.
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New Co-Branded Line of Exclusive Grass Seed Products
Advanced Turf Solutions and Barenbrug have partnered together to create a line of exclusive grass seed products, including blends coated with XCD.
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Sowing Seeds for the Future: Turfgrass Breeding Impact on Tomorrow’s Seed Needs
By staying in tune with end-user feedback and being aware of environmental pressures, Barenbrug aims to be the preferred partner of today while simultaneously breeding the varieties of the future.
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Where Does My Seed Come From? 
Even though grass seems to grow around us without much effort, developing improved varieties takes time and effort.
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seedlings on grass Factors You SHOULD Consider When Selecting Turfgrass Species for a New Seeding
There are many factors that SHOULD be considered when selecting a turfgrass species for a new seeding. Here is a comprehensive list of factors to consider:
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Relieve Summer Stress on Your Sports Field with These Products
As we advance into the tough summer months, DEFENSE becomes the name of the game. We offer some great options to help battle these harsh conditions.  
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Q2 2022 New Product Announcement Recently Added Products: Summer 2022
Advanced Turf Solutions added several product offerings over the past few months. Take a look below at what’s new.
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gravel Interpreting Infield Test Results: Gravel
Infield testing gives you valuable information about the composition of your field. It tells you the percentages of important components—including sand, silt, and clay—and alerts you to unwanted materials in your mix.
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