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Lawn Care Corner: Scion Insecticide Offers Long Lasting Protection Under the Sun

Sponsored Content When your customers call your company looking for pest control, they want results fast. Scion insecticide with UVX technology offers broad-spectrum control that lasts. Scion liquid insecticide’s active ingredient gamma-cyhalothrin kills insects by contact and can knock down pests such as mosquitos, ants, spiders, ticks and cockroaches in minutes. This product can be […]

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Lawn Care Corner: Cultivating Marketing and Branding Excellence

If you aren’t happy with your lawn care company’s current marketing and branding, remember you have to start somewhere. “Any downtime is a good opportunity to revisit the brand, but any major changes to the brand need to be thought out and done slowly,” says Vince Torchia, vice president of The Grow Group. “Constantly changing […]

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Lawn Care Corner: Wrapping Up Loose Ends for the Season

With only one month left on the calendar before it’s time to close the books on 2021, now is the time to be bringing it home on some final lawn care practices. Ben Hamza, Ph.D., product development associate director with FMC Professional Solutions, weighs in on the best practices for these final fall tasks before winter. […]

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Lawn Care Corner: FAQs on the Benefits of Fall Lawn Aeration, Seeding, and Weed Control

Fall is well underway and with it comes a number of necessary tasks to prepare the lawn for a strong start in the spring. Below are some answers to some common questions. Why are aeration and seeding so important for cool-season grasses? Aeration and overseeding are important cultural practices for cool-season grasses. Aeration alleviates soil […]

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Lawn Care Corner: Controlling Fall Armyworms

Sponsored Content Fall armyworms are stout-bodied, hairless, striped caterpillars that feed on grass foliage in turf and crops. While Fall armyworms are more often associated with agricultural crops but they can be quite damaging to turfgrasses as well. Host grass species include Poa spp., bermudagrass, ryegrass, fescue, bluegrass, and Johnson grass. Lawn care operators are […]

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Lawn Care Corner: Dealing with Mature Weeds

This late in the summer season if you’ve got lawn care clients complaining about weeds, you’re often dealing with mature versions that are more challenging to banish from the yard. While they may take a little more effort to get rid of, not all hope is lost when it comes to managing mature weeds. Below […]

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The picture illustrates a tall fescue clump in a stand of Kentucky bluegrass ryegrass lawn.
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Lawn Care Corner: Not All Lawn Brown Spots Are Created Equally!

The summer months bring about environmental conditions that challenge the development, growth, and health of cool-season grasses. Conversely, warm-season grasses thrive in the summer months. However, the hot and humid weather conditions promote pathogens that could impede turfgrass health, if not managed properly. The most common impact of the summer conditions is the appearance of discolored, […]

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Yellow nutsedge is one of the many weeds you'll see in the summer.
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Lawn Care Corner: Managing Summer Weeds

Depending on your location, what summer weeds your clients see popping up will vary in the coming months. “In general, annual grasses like crabgrass and yellow foxtail have emerged,” says Ken Hutto, Ph.D., product development manager with FMC Professional Solutions.  “Yellow nutsedge and Kyllinga species are more noticeable in cool-season turfgrass markets this time of year. […]

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Lawn Care Corner: Controlling Summer Insect Pests Begins in May

Depending on your location in the country, May is prime time for certain insects to begin attacking your customers’ lawns. How you go about identifying the damage and treating it properly is crucial so check out the prime suspects that may find their way to your customers’ susceptible turf. Scouting for these insects in May […]

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Lawn Care Corner: Proper Tank Mixing Practices

As a lawn care operator, efficiency is key, especially as you add more customers and need to cover more properties in one day. One method for efficiency is to take advantage of tank mixing multiple products to treat several lawn issues in one visit. “Tank mixing is needed for lawn care operators because oftentimes they’re […]

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