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Lawn Care Corner: Dealing with Sedge and Crabgrass

Sponsored Content As fall approaches, there are two foes still lingering about in turf: sedges and crabgrass. Is there a solution out there that can help? Of course! The season is winding down, turfgrass growth is slowing, but weeds continue to be a thorn in your side. What are your options for managing crabgrass and […]

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Lawn Care Corner: Managing Mature Weeds

Sponsored Content Managing mature weeds is an uphill battle. Biologically, they’re at a stage in their life cycle when they’re producing seeds or other reproductive structures, perpetuating their survival for potentially years to come. Their leaves are nice and thick and covered with thick, waxy cuticle or leaf hairs, and roots have grown deep into […]

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Lawn Care Corner: Drought and Other Causes of Brown Spots in the Lawn

As I am writing this article, we are witnessing a heat wave impacting much of the U.S. and this brings about a significant impact on cool-season grasses, as this weather pattern impacts turfgrass growth and overall appearance. On the other hand, warm-season grasses thrive in the summer months; however, the hot and humid weather conditions […]

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Lawn Care Corner: Controlling Summer Nuisance Weeds

Sponsored Content As lawn care enters the summer months, two of the most common weeds likely to become a nuisance are crabgrass and perennial nutsedges. Like all weeds, successful long-term management strategies begin with a dense, healthy turfgrass. However, factors such as disease, insects, improper mowing, low fertility, and drought can weaken or thin turfgrass. […]

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Lawn Care Corner: Understanding Formulations and Their Uses

Sponsored Content Looking to explore common pesticide formulation types and their relevance to applicators? Don’t miss the free webinar “Understanding Formulations and Their Uses” on June 3 at 10:30 a.m. ET. FMC’s First Friday series is an exclusive benefit  of the FMC True Champions end user loyalty program., FMC hosts a new webinar on the […]

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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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