Go Early with Pre-emergents in 2020!

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2019 was another year of record-making weather in the United States. The country experienced the second wettest year on record since statistics began to be logged over 125 years ago, eclipsed only by the year 1973. To make matters even worse, 2019 ranked as the 34th warmest year in the same period. Over the past ten years, we’ve experienced the hottest and wettest decade than any other 10 year period. And there’s no sign of this startling trend changing anytime soon. So what impact does this alarming weather pattern have on our industry?

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A Tale of Many Climates

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It’s 2020, and our society is going global with each passing day. No matter where you are, you can get anything on Amazon shipped to your house in two days. Social media connects us to people across the world in an instant. But one thing that has to stay local–and will never be universalized–is your turf management plan.

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Granular vs. Liquid Fertilizers

Golf

You know as well as the next superintendent, that fertilizer is critical to promote healthy, playable turf conditions. When it comes to choosing the products you use, the various forms will have an enormous impact on how well the turf responds and how much it will impact your impact your maintenance budget.

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Planning for the Future

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As we head toward the end of 2019, it’s time to start thinking about what turf care plan you can offer to your customers in 2020. Now is a great time to focus on putting together and pitching your customers on year-long projects for the upcoming seasons. Let’s look at several factors that go into picking a plan that’s right for your business and customers.

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GIE+EXPO RECAP

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Every October, our team at LebanonTurf looks forward to heading to Louisville for the GIE+EXPO. If you’ve never heard of or attended the Green Industry and Equipment Expo, this is the place for landscapers to talk everything from equipment and technique to products and technology. When attending a trade show of this magnitude, we always go with the goal in mind of focusing on saving time.

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Calculating Seed Rates

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Every customer wants a beautiful and healthy lawn. But achieving this means putting in plenty of time and effort—and the right amount of grass seed. As a professional, you’ve likely calculated seed rate before but we want to provide you with the knowledge that will guarantee you get it right every time. Because a healthy and luscious lawn means higher home values, better environmental benefits and of course, satisfied customers. 

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Planning for Fall

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A dive into fertility, seeding, and transplanting

Many people consider summer their favorite season, but turfgrass might not. Summer heat and traffic can take its toll on turf. August is typically the last month of extreme heat before turf professionals can start looking forward to cooler weather. While fall is on your doorstep, consider the following tasks as a part of your plan.

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Calling All Dogs

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A look into our Dog Days of Golf Calendar in collaboration with GCSAA

It’s that time of year again where we at LebanonTurf, along with the Golf Course Superintendent Association of America (GCSAA), get to know a new round of golf dogs. Every year, we take submissions from golf courses all over the country who want their pal to be featured in our Dog Days of Golf Calendar. And each year, one of these lucky calendar dogs is chosen as our Dog of the Year, which comes with some pretty great perks.

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Summer Drought & Insect Control

Landscape

How to tell when turf is suffering from drought stress or infestation

Now that spring is over, and we are in the midst of higher temperatures and longer days, it is important to know the signs of summer turf stress. Whether it be from drought or insect damage, it’s imperative that you and your customers know the signs. This will allow you to identify what the issue is and treat their turf accordingly.

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Summer Mowing Maintenance & Turf Health

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How to get the most out of your mow

Mowing certainly plays a big role in your daily lawn care efforts once warmer weather arrives. Although some see mowing as a straightforward, blue collar task, the best pros in the business have a strategy behind every cut. They work hard and smart to make the lawn look good while keeping the turf healthy.

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