A Look Back: Top Turf Articles from 2022

2022 saw ongoing challenges in labor, cost pressure on profits, and continued supply chain issues across the category.  Now is a great time to take the opportunity to look back at the top Central Turf articles of 2022 and see what changes you might want to make, and what solutions you might need, for your turf plans heading into 2023. If these are new to you or you missed the articles during the recent season, now is the perfect time to review them and prepare to take your business to the next level of success!

Improve your current services, learn how to navigate supply chain issues, or successfully add a new service to your business this coming year by taking a look at these articles:

Fertilizer—Why Has My Price Gone Up From Last Year?

We have seen prices of fertilizer rise dramatically over the last year, but why? There are several factors that go into why prices have increased, culminating in where we are today. In hindsight, 2021 was actually the beginning of this “perfect storm” for price increases.

Ask the Experts: Healthy Soil – What Is it, and How to Achieve It?

What’s the number one priority when growing and managing turf and landscapes? We checked in with John Huber, our Sustainable Products Leader and a 35-year veteran of the Green Industry to learn more.

Staying Ahead of Weeds

Plan with the goal of minimizing disease and weed infestations in order to reduce call-backs, lower stress levels and keep your lawns looking green and healthy.

Seed Tags: A Deep Dive on What You Should Be Looking For

Choosing the right type of grass seed is always the key to a lawn’s success. There are endless options to choose from for optimal results and we have the team to provide you with solutions for every environment.

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 added labor and operation costs. Additionally, different formulations of starters release nitrogen differently. We connected with our turf expert, Greg Johnson, to learn more.