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Are Your Collars Choking Your Greens?
For decades, we have been topdressing and adding sand through aerification practices to golf greens. These practices, for the most part, have had an excellent impact on the overall playability of putting surfaces. For instance, smooth putting greens can be created from these practices. However, there are a few drawbacks for greens. As excess sand is brought […]
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2017 Advanced Turf Solutions Wall Calendar 30 60 90
Write down your 30-60-90 day plan, and look at it every day.
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Don’t Forget To Treat For Snow Mold This Fall
It does not seem possible, however, we are almost at the time of year for preventative snow mold applications. With the weather we had last year, this will be more important than ever this winter. This photo was taken earlier this spring of an untreated fairway. This Northern Indiana golf course had no prior history […]
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collage of different types of weeds The Fall Broadleaf Herbicide Application
The calendar has rolled around to fall. Whatever services you provide, you are probably involved in all of them now – fertilization, aeration, seeding, landscape installation, and the list goes on. I hope broadleaf weed control is also on your list this fall, particularly addressing perennial broadleaf weeds and winter annuals. There is no better […]
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Calling All Soldiers
A good enemy knows when best to attack.  It seems that while we were all enjoying a fun-filled Labor Day weekend, one of our turf enemies took advantage that our guards were let down.  Armyworms abound in Tennessee, affecting turfgrass varieties ranging from hybrid bermuda to tall fescue.  Our Nashville sales team has fielded numerous […]
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Are You Ready For This?
For lawn care companies, this is quite honestly one of the most labor intensive but very important revenue-producing times of the year.
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close up of a pond and a fountain Aquatic Weeds Have You Frustrated?
Clipper aquatic herbicide is here to help! Clipper aquatic herbicide delivers fast and selective control of invasive and nuisance plants such as Cabomba, watermeal, duckweed, Eurasian watermilfoil, curly-leaf pondweed, and hydrilla. A great combo for hydrilla control is a mixture of Clipper, Diquat and surfactant. Rate: Clipper 1 lb per surface acre-foot of water Diquat […]
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rain falling on grass 4 Tips To Keep That Green Color All Summer
For a healthy and green turf, treat your lawn with Foliar-Pak 30-0-0 and Foliar-Pak A.S. Fusion 7-0-0. Everyone knows that the dry, hot days of summer can do a number on the turf. Combat Mother Nature with these four simple tips. 1. Mow High  Short mowed turfgrass equals shallow roots. Higher mowed turfgrass allows for long deeper […]
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Avoid Mowing During Hot Temperatures
If at all possible, avoid mowing lawns in the hottest part of the day. This picture is a perfect example of the damage a mower can cause to heat or drought stressed turf.
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Don’t Let Your Lawn Miss A Meal
As summer sets in and the temperature starts to heat up, many lawns will start to show the signs of summer stress. But just because things are starting to heat up, don’t let your lawn miss a meal. As with any living thing, the healthier your lawn is going into a stressful period, the better […]
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Weathering The Storms
After the winter we all just went through, one would think Mother Nature would be a little bit kinder this spring. We had more than our share of rainfall, and the unseasonably low temps have not made it any easier to keep up with general maintenance. With the slow start to the season, many of you are struggling to keep the grass mowed down and bunkers pushed up. Not to worry; the weather has changed for the better and your golf courses are responding to sunlight and warmth!
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Get Your Grub On
It will be time to start making those grub control applications before you know it.  Most of you are probably thinking about it already.  I’ve had several people ask me about recommended rates of imidacloprid because they read or heard about Bayer’s BMP for grub control.
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Spring Inventory
Due to the ‘long, cold, windy, extreme amounts of snow, and just miserable’ conditions this winter, all landscape operators need to be aware of what could await them in the landscapes.
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close-up of black carpenter ants Perimeter Insect Control
Lawn care operators can increase their bottom line by adding this very profitable additional service! I know that we are all still waiting for spring weather to arrive, but we are not the only ones. As the temperature increases, insects will become more active and will look to find a way into your customer’s homes. […]
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close-up of grass in the spring time Spring Recovery Program
The way the winter has gone, some of us are bound to see at least some turf not green up as the temperatures rise this spring. Whether the cause is prolonged ice cover resulting in lack of oxygen, desiccation, low-temperature kill, crown hydration, or snow mold damage, you may have to shift into recovery mode […]
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This Rtf Lawn Continued New Growth Even Under The Snow
In the fall of 2012 a friend in Columbus, Ohio renovated his lawn, stripped it, new topsoil, and new seeding. He chose Rhizomatous Tall Fescue (RTF), a tall fescue that produces a creeping stem or runner (rhizome) that extends outward from the main plant underground. This rhizome will send a shoot up to the soil […]
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A Couple Thoughts On Dollar Spot
I think most turf managers will agree dollar spot is one of the most persnickety diseases we face in this part of the country.  Most years, a couple of stout, early fungicide applications combined with spring aerification and fertilization help reduce the impact and severity of dollar spot.  As the heat and dry weather of […]
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