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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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Lawn Care Corner: Why Knowing Your Soil pH Is Important

When it comes to managing your customers’ soil fertility, knowing soil pH values is critical. “By definition, soil pH is a measure of the soil Hydrogen ion (H+) content in the soil solution,” says Ben Hamza, Ph.D., product development associate director with FMC Professional Solutions. “This measure falls on a scale from 0 to 14, […]

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Lawn Care Corner: The Science Behind Preemergence Herbicides

It’s that time of the year again. Time to treat customers’ properties with preemergence herbicides before weeds like crabgrass can rear their ugly heads. But do you understand the science behind this practice? Dr. Tina Bond, technical service manager with FMC Professional Solutions, shares some insight into preemergence herbicides and how to use them effectively. […]

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Increase Customer Retention with the Fast Visual Results of Blindside Herbicide from FMC

Partner Content Founded in 1973, Waynes serves residential customers in Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee. The company offers year-round lawn care. Zac Fleming, lawn supervisor for the Huntsville branch of Waynes, says there are many reasons their customers choose them including having educated technicians and using the best chemicals available. “We don’t shy from chemicals,” Fleming […]

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FMC True Champions Program Helps Smaller Lawn Care Companies

What is the FMC True Champions program? The FMC True Champions program is an end-user rewards program built upon three pillars: Rebates and Rewards, Business Building Solutions, and Industry Commitment. Lawn care operators can not earn valuable rebates on FMC products through various programs, they also have access to valuable resources to grow their business, as […]

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