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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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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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Preparing for Snow Mold Season
With the change of the season and the trees glowing in golds, reds, and yellows, we are entering the next season of turfgrass diseases: snow mold. 
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Close-up. There is a yellow megaphone on the green lawn. There are no people in the photo. The Business of Lawn Care: Communication
If you’re a lawn care professional, you know that communication is vital to the success of your business. From managing crews to maintaining customers, communication is a powerful tool. This blog post will explore how to communicate in a way that leads to happy employees and satisfied clients.
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Hard to Kill: Wild Violet
Wild violet is a perennial broadleaf weed that’s notoriously hard to kill. The wild violet family contains several species, including the common blue violet, wooly blue violet, and confederate violet. This blog post will explore how to identify and treat these weeds.
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Aeration Tricks of the Trade
Before working in sales, I was a superintendent for about 20 years. I would like to share some "tricks of the trade" I learned through the years. Each one of these particular "tricks" is related to aeration. . . the necessary evil.
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MAG Why MAG® Magnesium Chloride from the Dead Sea Works
MAG is a professional-grade, natural magnesium chloride extracted from the Dead Sea's mineral-rich waters. Unlike other ice melters, MAG delivers safe surfaces for commercial and residential building owners and facilities managers with a powerful ice-melting performance. 
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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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How to Maximize Your Winter Solutions
As we begin thinking about the 2022-2023 ice melt season, we can state one pretty undeniable fact: the ice melt market is still highly unpredictable, and its variables will likely change quickly as winter services are needed. To help you navigate the uncertainty, here are a few ways to maximize your time and effort this ice melt season. 
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These creeping thistles (Cirsium arvense) were growing near Adamstown, Maryland. Hard to Kill: Thistle
Both native and invasive thistles are present in the geography. Native thistles include field thistle and swamp thistle, which can be confused with invasive thistle species. Those non-native species include Canada thistle and bull thistle.
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Preparing Your Putting Greens for Winter
A good portion of the ATS geography is currently experiencing changing colors, falling leaves, cooler temperatures, and shorter days . . . all signs that Old Man Winter will be arriving soon. With this comes the closing of the 2022 golf season.
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Snow and Ice Removal Resources
Ice solutions include more than products and equipment. This blog post will present some other resources to help you manage snow and ice for your customers this winter.
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Advanced Turf Solutions and Foliar-Pak Will Exhibit Together at Equip Exposition
Advanced Turf Solutions will exhibit with Foliar-Pak at the inaugural Equip Exposition this week.
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white clover Hard to Kill: White Clover
White clover, also known as white trefoil, honeysuckle clover, or Dutch clover, is a perennial broadleaf weed that’s notoriously hard to kill. This blog post will explore how to identify and treat it.
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Protecting Evergreen Shrubs From Harsh Winter Cold And Winds
Desiccation is the dehydration of a plant. It takes place when water loss arises in the leaves through transpiration, which occurs during the winter as brutally cold winds rip through our region. Evergreen shrubs maintain their foliage throughout winter, so, protecting them from desiccation will ensure they do not dry out and die during our […]
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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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Repairing Drought Damage in Your Lawn
If your lawn endured drought conditions this summer, now is the time to repair the damage so it can survive winter. Here are five ways to help your lawn recover from drought damage.
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Fall Fertilization on Golf Courses
Fall is upon us, with winter soon to follow. We must take the proper steps to help turf recover from summer stresses and prepare for the winter ahead. Below are some common practices to do just that.
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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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pink snow mold Protecting Your Golf Course Turf From Snow Mold with AMGUARD
Labor Day weekend has come and gone, and the transition from summer to fall and winter has begun. Now is a good time to start thinking about one of the last and most important cultural practices of the year, protecting your golf course turf from snow mold.
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Front view of modern residential home during early autumn season in Northwest of United States. Maple trees beginning to change leaf colors. Fertility Options for Trees and Shrubs
September is the time of the year customers reach out with seeding, turf fertilizer, and early order questions. It’s also the time of the year to start planning ornamental fertility programs. 
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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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Fall Dethatching and Overseeding Services
Fall is the perfect time to sell your customers on dethatching and overseeding services. A tool like the SG Rake attachment can help you complete those services efficiently.
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Natural Gas Drives Fertilizer Prices Up
It’s no secret that the fertilizer market is volatile right now. This article will examine the state of urea specifically—why it matters and how your company can respond proactively.
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Fall Broadleaf Weed Control Strategy
Strategizing for your fall broadleaf herbicide applications can minimize or even prevent next year’s weed problems.
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EOP Secured for Golf Courses
Why and how should golf course superintendents participate in EOP?
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EOP Secured for Lawn & Landscape
Why and how should lawn care companies participate in EOP?
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Preparing for Fall
As much as we look forward to fall’s arrival, it doesn’t always come without stress. Shorter days, reduced staff, member expectations, leaf removal, agronomic programs, course projects, budgeting, and early order programs are all headed on a collision course over the next three to four months. How well you prepare for all of these issues now can have a profound impact on your results. This blog post will outline steps you can take to ensure you are maximizing your fall production.
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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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close-up of fungicide on grass Tank-Mix Partners for Snow Mold Sprays
Surfactants, pigments, and PGRs are all beneficial tank-mix partners for snow mold sprays. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits they can add to your fall applications.
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FAQs About Fall Fertilization
When is the best time for fall fertilization? When should I stop fertilizing warm-season grasses in the transition zone? What type of fertilizer should I use?
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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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Golf course Benefits of Fall Wetting Agent Applications
Often when we use wetting agents, we think of using them to assist with hot and dry summer conditions—and rightfully so. Wetting agents help turf managers with moving and holding water to achieve their playing surface goals during the tough parts of summer. Continuing these applications into the fall, however, can prove to be extremely beneficial for the current season while preparing for success in the next season.
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