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Angled view of a large, empty baseball field on a bright, sunny day Your Guide to Baseball Infield Conditioner
Infield conditioner is vital to preserving and protecting your baseball field. Learn what it does, how to apply it, and more.
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close up of a bagworm Bagworms: What They are and How to Treat for Them
See how treating bagworms can save trees and shrubs. Plus, get the info you need to get rid of them.
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mosquito on a leaf Why Use EcoVia MT and EcoVia EC Botanical Insecticides
Learn how EcoVia MT and EcoVia EC use botanical oils to their advantage to control and eliminate mosquitoes and other pests without harming pollinators.
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close up of home plate and gentleman leveling the dirt in the infield Don’t Forget: Stock Up on Sports Field Accessories This Winter
If you're shopping for sports turf products this winter and looking for things for next spring, don't forget your accessory products.
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Poa annua seedling Removing Perennial Ryegrass and Poa annua in Dormant Zoysiagrass and Bermudagrass
See how herbicides can eliminate perennial ryegrass and Poa annua from your turf and keep them at bay.
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Vortex Experience Quicker and Easier Applications with the FlowZone Vortex Mist Blower
Discover how the FlowZone Vortex Mist Blower can make chemical treatments a breeze. With 50 minutes of quiet, powerful spray time, wave goodbye to gas and say hello to your battery-powered solution.
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Ice Control: Your Guide on Where to Use Ice Melt Products (2024)
With winter upon us, it’s time to stock up on ice melt. Get the scoop on the different products we offer and the surfaces they can be applied to.
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The Root of the Problem: Your Guide to Grub Control Plans for 2024
See how using your grub control history, proper timing, and cultural practices will help you create an effective grub control plan in 2024.
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ice accumulation danger illustration Danger: Ice Accumulation
Prolonged ice accumulation on turfgrass can lead to fatal levels of carbon dioxide.
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Mountain Golf course in Autumn near Cashiers - North Carolina Make the Most Out of Your Golf Agronomic Plan
Your golf agronomic plan is important, so we’ve assembled our professionals to give you some expert advice as you put together your plan for the upcoming season.
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whitetail deer Your Guide to Keeping Deer Off Your Turf, Courses, and Sports Fields in 2024
No matter what you use your property for, it’s likely that deer aren’t welcome visitors. Discover how to keep deer off your property and prevent ornamental damage.
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Is Your Golf Course’s Chemical Room Up to Par?
We have all seen chemical storage rooms in complete disarray. Chemicals being stored without labels, empty containers that haven’t been disposed of properly, old and unusable chemicals taking up valuable storage space, chemicals being stored on the floor in unheated rooms and walls and shelves stained with dye and chemicals. Sound familiar? Winter can be […]
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Season’s Greetings: Your 2023 Sports Turf Christmas Wish List
Make the holiday season a great one for the turf professional(s) in your life and explore our sports turf Christmas wish list!
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Answering Customers’ Commonly Asked Sports Turf Questions (2023)
Sports turf customers rejoice! You asked lots of great questions this year, so we’ve compiled the answers to the most commonly asked sports turf questions.
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Selective vs. Non-Selective Herbicide
Learn the difference between selective and non-selective herbicides, and find out which type is best for your needs.
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Spraying herbicide from the nozzle to Para Grass weeds Commonly Asked Questions About Pre-Emergent Herbicide
We have the scoop on pre-emergent FAQs! Discover what you need to know before you select a pre-emergent herbicide.
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A soccer field in the park Managing Trees and Shrubs Around Sports Fields: A Comprehensive Guide
Discover the importance of managing and maintaining trees and shrubs around your sports field. Plus, find the tips you need to ensure a vibrant, safe playing environment.
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soccer players on turf Best Turfgrass Species for Sports Fields
Choosing the right turfgrass species is vital for a pleasing, playable, and easy to maintain sports field. Discover some of the best and most common sports turfgrass species.
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Golf Course Accessories to Replace Next Year
As you wrap up the year and budget for 2023, don’t forget about the golf course accessories you’ll need to replace for next season. While these products may not be as exciting as other items in your budget, they are essential for the playability of your course.
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Keeping Ant Mounds at Bay: A Guide to Preserving Putting Greens and Golf Tee Boxes
Ant mounds can cause problems on golf courses. Find out how to keep putting greens and tee boxes clear of ant mounds with insecticides and more.
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Dimension Unlocking Effective Weed Control with Dimension® Specialty Herbicide
As a lawn care operator, keeping the properties you service weed-free is a top priority. Finding a powerful yet versatile herbicide is key in the battle against crabgrass, goosegrass, and other troublesome weeds. Enter Dimension® specialty herbicide – a trusted solution that goes beyond standard pre-emergence control by delivering early post-emergence control as well.
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Generating Income After Your Season Ends: Late Fall and Winter Money-Making Services
The season is winding down and coming to an end, and with good employees being harder to obtain, many lawn care companies are keeping employees through the winter for fear of losing them to another company or another industry altogether. So now you need to keep them busy—and hopefully making money. Equipment can be repaired […]
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Parking Lot Plowed Breaking the Ice: How Hygroscopic and Endothermic Ice Melt Products Work
Winter is nearly here, which means it’s time to stock up on ice melt to keep sidewalks and pavement safe for pedestrians and motorists. But have you ever wondered what makes some ice melt products more effective than others? The answer lies in the science.
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New Products Expanding Our Offerings: Your Guide to Advanced Turf Solutions’ 2023 Product Additions
As the seasons change, your methods for caring for turf do, too, and Advanced Turf Solutions stocks the products you need to keep your turfgrass strong and healthy all year round. With 2024 on the horizon, we wanted to take a moment to compile all the new products we introduced to our lineup in 2023 […]
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Steps to Prevent Salt Damage in Sensitive Areas this Winter
Discover how to protect turf and ornamental plants from salt this winter and how to keep them green for years to come.
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The Importance of Basic Water Testing
Turf managers are the most well-rounded and professionally prepared managers on a property. Agronomic talents, financial forecasting, human relations, and personnel management, to name a few, are areas of expertise for a turf manager, regardless of business or facility. Tied into this level of expertise is the important and valued application of plant protectants, herbicides, and insecticides through spray solutions.
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Spring_UOP Spring Success with Deep Root Feeding and the Ultimate Ornamental Package
Laying down the groundwork now for healthy and vibrant trees and shrubs in the spring is key. What’s the secret to unlocking their full potential? Look no further than deep root feeding, facilitated by Foliar-Pak’s Ultimate Ornamental Package (UOP). When deep root feeding for spring success, we want to accomplish a few goals to provide […]
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Preparing Infields for Winter
As November rolls around, most, if not all, baseball and softball games have concluded for the year. No doubt it’s been a long season beginning in March, possibly sooner. But before your much-deserved break, there are a few things to do to put your skins to bed. Now is the time to act. November generally has drier, warmer weather than February, so do yourself a favor and do the work now.
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close-up of the line marking in the infield Should You Condition Your Infield Before Winter Sets In?
Many coaches are finishing up their baseball and softball fall field renovations. Some may be asking if they should condition their field for winter. The answer depends on your expectations of play for next spring.
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Localized Dry Spot on grass Top 7 Reasons for Late Fall Soil Surfactant Applications
Soon after the summer stress periods end, most turfgrass managers stop soil surfactant applications on fine turfgrass areas. However, there are many reasons to make a soil surfactant application in the late fall before the ground freezes. Here are 7 of the top reasons.
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Controlling Broadleaf Weeds in the Fall
The golf season is winding down and now fall is here. This time of year presents many busy days of course preparation for the upcoming winter season. Besides the usual tasks and projects at this time of year, controlling broadleaf weeds should be at the top of the list.
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grass seed pile against white Dormant Seeding vs. Spring Seeding
If you were not able to get all your seed jobs completed, we now need to weigh the option of dormant seeding. Keep in mind that the seeds won't germinate until the soil warms in the coming spring. Generally, you want soil temps 40 degrees Fahrenheit or below. Assuming snow is not on the ground, one could continue through the winter.
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5 Tips to Put Your Cool Season Lawn to Bed
Cold weather can be challenging for your lawn, with frost, snow, and ice taking a toll on its health and appearance. But fear not, because I'll dive into the essential tips and tricks for prepping your lawn for winter. From protective measures to boost your lawn's resilience to strategies for ensuring a lush, green return when spring arrives, we've got you covered.
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Hairy Bittercress Mastering Winter Annual Broadleaf Weed Control: Water Testing and Increasing Spray Coverage with Adjuvants
Winter annual broadleaf weeds like hairy bittercress, black medic, and speedwell are already here and taking hold in the newly formed thin areas and bare spots left behind after a challenging summer. Water testing, increasing spray coverage, and using adjuvants, especially when making low-volume applications out of ride-on spreader-sprayer units, will achieve this.
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New Products Recently Added Products: Late Summer – Fall 2023
Advanced Turf Solutions added seven products in the third quarter of 2023. Keep reading to find out what’s new.
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Preparing Your Golf Course for Winter
Currently, in a good portion of our ATS regions, the leaves are changing colors and falling. Cooler temperatures have arrived, and the days are getting shorter. A sure sign old man winter will be arriving soon. With this comes the closing of the 2023 golf season, and golf course superintendents will soon be strategizing and executing winter preparation plans for their golf courses. As these plans commence, the focus will be on fall fertilization, leaf cleanup, irrigation winterization, and making final snow mold applications, to name a few.
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golf greens with red flag and dusting of snow Winter Greens Health in the Transition Zone
Winter greens health in the transition zone has become a hot-button topic over the last few years. We’re finding that our approach can make all the difference.
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Processes to Make Early Order More Manageable and Profitable
As of October 1, there are at least 13 different manufacturer early order programs. That doesn’t include separate programs offered by distributors like Advanced Turf Solutions. Is your head starting to hurt and your stomach getting twisted in a knot trying to keep track of it all? It is a lot to process and digest, so I thought we’d take a few moments to discuss ways to make the process more manageable and profitable.
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leaves on the grass with sun shining on them Why Late Fall Fertilization is Key to Spring Success
Late fall fertilization has been promoted as a way to extend the color and health of cool-season grasses into early winter. This practice yields several benefits in the following growing season, including earlier spring green-up, improved turf density, increased tolerance to spring diseases, and fewer weeds.
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Crisp-Edges on baseball field Fall Infield Edging
Fall ends most baseball and softball seasons, but not infield maintenance. One maintenance practice that should be taken care of in the fall (and regularly throughout the season) is infield edging.
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