Category: Landscape

Technology Spotlight – MESA

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Everyone wants better looking, healthy turf, but to achieve that, you have to start by using the best fertilizer technologies. One of the best, most effective nitrogen sources available to get you the results you want is MESA®. This unique technology is a controlled nitrogen source that combines Meth-Ex® methylene urea and ammonium sulfate in a single, homogeneous particle.

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Landscaping Activities Kids Can Help With

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Whether you’re a landscaper or golf course superintendent, like many of us, you are likely spending a bit more time at home due to the current state of the world. While this can be frustrating as we head into an early spring around most of the country, it can also be an excellent opportunity to teach kids about landscaping and gardening.

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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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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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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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Summer Drought & Insect Control

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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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April Showers Mean May Turf Care

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Spring is here which means it’s time to revive your turf

It may not seem like it in some parts of the country—but spring is just around the corner. While your customers are excited about sunshine and warm weather, they should also be thinking about the maintenance their turf will need. Some turf may bounce back nicely on its own but there are still several steps to help it get ready for those long, hot summer days.

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Adapting to a Growing Problem in Turf

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An Article in the January issue of Lawn and Landscape stated that last spring, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported U.S. businesses are operating with a record 6.6 million unfilled positions. This especially affected the landscaping industry.

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