Top 5 Turf Solutions Articles From 2023

As we bid farewell to 2023 and reflect on the turf industry’s challenges and triumphs, we’re taking a moment to revisit some of our most insightful and valuable turf articles from the year. These articles, curated by our experts, offer practical advice, delve into industry trends, and explore innovative solutions to help you better serve your customers. Join us as we revisit our top turf articles from 2023 and equip yourself with the knowledge to cultivate healthy, resilient lawns throughout the year.

3 Strategies to Prepare Turf for Drought Stress

Every summer your turf will be exposed to potential drought stress. Some years it could be as minimal as a week, or other years; like last year in 2022, it could be months. After the onset of drought conditions, it is very difficult to revive your lawn without intervention. At Central we are here to help you with proactive strategies to get ahead by asking yourself, “What can I do to prepare my lawn for drought and heat stress?” 

Dimension vs Prodiamine- The Great Debate!

Each year signs of spring bring lots of energy and excitement to our industry. It’s a fresh start with lots of opportunity, but also some new challenges. For lawn care operators (LCO’s) the success and kick off to their entire season begins with pre-emergent herbicide applications in the spring. Austin Marsteller, Central’s Chemical Category Director, is here to walk you through the ins and outs of pre-emergents below so you can get ahead!

6 Benefits of Fall Fertilization

Turfgrass management is a year-round endeavor, with each season presenting unique challenges and opportunities. One of the most critical periods in turfgrass management is the fall season. Fall fertilization, in particular, plays a pivotal role in preparing the turf for winter dormancy and ensuring a healthy, vibrant lawn in the spring. We will explore the benefits of fall turf fertilization, highlighting its impact on root development, nutrient storage, disease resistance, and overall turf health.

Transitioning Seasonal Turf Customers into Year-Round Customers

As a Turf and Ornamental business owner you probably experienced a softening in pricing of your material costs especially with commodity type products. A glimpse of hope considering the previous year’s hardships. However, the headlines around the current financial environment are affecting all businesses and will be weighing heavy on this industries business owners and how they operate going forward. So, it is now time to ask yourself “Does the rearview mirror on the season ever need to occur?” We touched based with Austin Marsteller, Central’s Turf Category Director, Chemicals to discuss how you can transition a seasonal turf customer into a year-round customer.

Elevating Residential Landscaping with Synthetic Turf

When it comes to residential landscaping projects, homeowners are often looking for options that combine beauty, practicality, and low maintenance. Synthetic turf has emerged as a game-changer in the world of home landscaping, offering an array of benefits that can elevate your job quotes and leave your clients thrilled. Here are three ways to incorporate synthetic turf into your residential landscaping job quotes.