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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 …

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Let the Pollen Fly: What to Expect for the Upcoming Grass Seed Harvest

At Central, we’re committed to keeping you up-to-date on the latest news in the industry. Each year, the status of the grass seed harvest has many shifts and turns. That’s why Austin Lanzarone, Central’s Category Director of Seed, is dedicated to sharing up-to-the minute reporting on this year’s seed harvest. From Austin: June 29, 2022 It’s finally that time of …

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2022 Tick & Mosquito Report: What to Know, and What to Do

As we head into the summer months, people in most areas of the country are already battling the return of mosquitoes and ticks in their outdoor spaces.  With over 200 different types of mosquitos in the continental U.S. it can be very hard to know which ones are just a nuisance, and which ones could cause you or your pets’ …

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2022 Seed Update

2021 was an unprecedented year with seed. Increased consumer demand, extreme drought and heat, pest infestations, and supply chain/freight issues caused industry wide shortages and price increases last year. Of course, the question for this year is… what can we expect for 2022? As we look forward to this season, it’s important to know what’s on the horizon. We’ve connected …

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Ask the Expert: 6 Tips to Prevent the Most Difficult Summer Turf Disease

This past weekend launched the unofficial start of summer. With summer comes intense heat and high humidity that can trigger turf diseases, wreaking havoc on your customers’ lawns when left unchecked. By practicing some very simple prevention guidelines, you can preserve your hard-earned profits and and keep your customers’ lawns looking good all season long. To learn more, we’ve consulted …

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Ask the Experts: Find Your Niche – Add Landscape Lighting to Your Outdoor Living Projects

Lighting technology is changing at the speed of light. From WiFi controllers and mesh systems to ZDC and advanced installation techniques, there is always something we need to be learning. Couple that with a tremendous demand in outdoor living and hardscape, and the opportunities are endless. That’s why we’ve connected with Glen Nyhuis, our National Lighting Director, and Dennis Garneau, …

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3 Recommendations to Protect Your Company During Economic Changes

We have had tremendous and steady growth in the green industry over the last several years. Consumer behavior such as cocooning and increased spending for home improvements have really drove this growth in our industry. This year, we expect another good year as the demand stays consistent, new installations, and improvements continue. But of course, the pressing question now on …