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4 Things You Can Do Today to Recession Proof Your Business

Lately it is all over the news. Are we headed towards a recession? Are we already in one? While the answers to these questions are complex, and at times hard to answer, the one thing we know for sure is that if you wait until we know we are in a full-fledged recession, it will be too late to protect …

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The Importance of Starter Fertilizer

Seed starter fertilizers help the grass seedlings establish roots quickly in the soil, which ultimately lead to a thicker, healthier lawn in a shorter period of time. However, not all seed starters are equal. With many seed starters, you cannot apply at the same time as overseeding because the fertilizer will burn the new seedling. This means multiple visits and …

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Master Valves and Pump Stations: What You Need to Know

Master valves are a common component in most irrigation systems, but they are not always required. Let’s review master valves and why you might want to, or not want to, specify a master valve when utilizing a pumping station for an irrigation system. What is a master valve? A master valve is an automatic valve that is installed at the …

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Ask the Expert: 3 Tips for Outdoor Audio Design and Installation Success

Outdoor spaces have become even more important for relaxing, entertaining and enjoying with family and close friends over the last few years. It’s no wonder that one of the biggest trends we continue to see is toward adding outdoor audio sound systems. This makes it an excellent opportunity for you to consider adding outdoor audio to your service portfolio. If …

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Seed Tags: A Deep Dive on What You Should be Looking for When Shopping This Season

  July has come and gone, leaving its mark on home lawns across the United States. August will surely come on strong with increased disease pressure and extreme temperatures further impacting the ascetics and quality of the turf on your property. Below are some helpful tips from Central for your upcoming seed purchase this fall. What species to choose… Choosing …

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Ask the Expert: Identifying + Treating Summer Lawn Fungus

Each summer, a number of turf diseases emerge and wreak havoc on lawns. There are a couple of diseases that are most common, especially in the South. That’s why we’ve connected with Greg Johnson, our Southeast Turf & Agronomic Manager, to get his recommendations on the best way to handle these turf diseases this summer. From Greg Johnson: Identifying Brown …

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Christmas in July: Finding Your Holiday Lighting Customer Now

Summer is here and the last thing on your mind is the holiday season. However, now is the best time to start securing your holiday lighting customers and pre-ordering your holiday lighting products. That’s why we’ve connected with our vendor partner, Seasonal Source, for their recommendations on selling three key customers types for the holiday season: commercial, municipal, and residential. …

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Ask the Expert: 7 Common Issues and Solutions that Embrace Smart Irrigation Technology

The Irrigation Association has promoted July as Smart Irrigation Month since 2005. This is an effort to highlight water conservation and healthy landscapes through sound irrigation practices that embrace advances in technology. We’ve connected with Dave Shane, Central’s Commercial Irrigation Sales Manager, to learn more.   From: Dave Having spent a few decades in the industry, I’ve had the opportunity …