Category: Landscape

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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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It’s Time to Think About Fall

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Prepping Your Turf For the Next Season

It’s no secret that most people are excited for fall to come back around — the weather cools down, the bugs are less annoying, and it becomes more pleasant to spend time outdoors. But while you are excited for fall, your customer’s turf is preparing for dormancy.

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Bringing in the Best

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How to Hire the Right Seasonal Staff

The busy season has officially arrived for lawn care companies — which means your workload is increasing and you are likely in need of extra staff. As you look for seasonal workers, remember that you have a business to run and a reputation to uphold, and your staff is a huge part of that. Below, we are going to outline some good practices to follow when hiring seasonal workers.

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Bringing Your Turf Back to Life

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Helpful Tips To Revive Your Grass After Winter

Your grass endures a lot over a year — and winter is most likely the time of year when it receives the least attention. Depending on where you live, you may have been be facing snow, ice, freezing temperatures and heavy winds, which all take a toll on your turf or your customers turf. You might get lucky and it could bounce back on its own, but if not, here are some helpful tips to get your grass ready for those long summer days.

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A World of What-If’s

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How to Prepare for the Unexpected this Season

Spring signals new opportunities and new challenges, but we often don’t know what those challenges are until they happen. Trends and research only go so far, because nature can always throw curveballs. If you’re a turf care professional, one way to prepare well for the upcoming season is to simulate scenarios in your mind, and then play out how you’d respond to them. Think of it as a fire drill before the fire ever happens.

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