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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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NALP and Lawn Care Companies Partner to Boost State Advocacy Efforts

Advocacy is one of the key focuses of the National Association of Landscape Professionals. While there are a lot of matters being fought for at the federal level, some of the toughest battles are at the state and local levels. These misinformed and misguided policies can seriously impact lawn care companies and threaten their businesses. […]

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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: What’s Discoloring the Grass?

If you’re getting calls from customers complaining about why their grass isn’t green, there are a number of possible causes behind this. It’s critical to take your time identifying the true issue as you don’t want to make the matter worse, when trying to remedy the issue. Nutrient Deficiency When certain nutrients are lacking in […]

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The lawn in the foreground is 100 percent crabgrass while the lawn in the background has virtually none.

The Agronomist: What Weed Killer Should I Use to Kill This Weed? Try Healthy Turf

I have a stunning admission to make. I love lawn weeds. I know, I know. You don’t need to tell me. Failure to control weeds is the number one reason that lawn care customers cancel their services. And yes, I have battled the dastardly dandelion and the crafty clover in lawns for years. Most of […]

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Setting Realistic Expectations for Organic Lawn Care Clients

Organic is quite the buzzword lately and customers may approach you about organic lawn care services when they are trying to be more organic in other aspects of their life as well. “I will say that organic to one customer might mean something different to another customer,” says Palmer Higgins, president of Mainely Grass, based […]

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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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Helping Make the Impossible Possible

Sponsored Content Syngenta understands that your customers have high expectations when they hire a lawn care company. One of the top concerns from homeowners is weed control, which is why Barricade® herbicide is the first choice for reliable pre-emergence control of tough weeds such as crabgrass for well over a decade. However, if the pre-emergence […]

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Technically Speaking: The Importance of Soil Testing

When you take on a new lawn care client, you may think you know what products should be applied based on what you’re seeing in the turf. However, there is a lot more going on than meets the eye and this is where soil tests come in. “It’s like going to the doctor,” says Mike […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Establishing a Showcase Lawn from Scratch  

In Loveland, Ohio, a homeowner had just moved to the area and built a new home on a 4-acre property where there was once a dilapidated house. Thanks to Oasis Turf & Tree’s strong presence in the area, she contacted the Loveland, Ohio-based business with the goal of creating a lawn and landscape that would […]

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