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Stormwater Management – The Why and the How

As drainage regulations continue to tighten, we need to understand the reasons for why these are becoming more and more a part of everyday construction.  Any new construction, whether that be as simple as an addition or a pool to an existing residential property, to new home construction, multi family housing, retail, or warehouses— any industrial project, is required to …

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“Dirt” May Be The Issue! Soil Testing and Implementation

Soil testing is an essential practice for maintaining a healthy and thriving lawn. Understanding the composition of the soil in your lawn can provide valuable insights. This can help you make informed decisions about how to care for your grass, plants, and overall landscape. In this article, we will explore the importance of soil testing for your lawn, and why …

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How To Boost Profit During The Wet Season As A Landscaper

The wet season for a landscape contractor presents both challenges and opportunities. While heavy rainfall can create difficulties in completing your jobs and services, it also allows for an incredible opportunity to diversify your portfolio by adding drainage to your list of services you are able to provide. To thrive during this period and maximize profits, implementing strategic approaches is …

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How To Use the Winter as an Opportunity to Grow in Drainage

Winter can be a challenging time for drainage contractors as construction activities often slow down due to adverse weather conditions. However, this season offers a valuable opportunity for contractors to engage in activities that can enhance productivity, ensure equipment longevity, and set the stage for a successful upcoming construction season. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore key activities drainage …

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Drainage Resources To Take Advantage Of In 2024

January is a new beginning for the contractors we serve and partner with at Central Turf.  The previous years activities and goals are now in the books and the focus shifts to what the new year will bring.  While many of you already have established those goals and what this year’s activities are going to look like, it may be …

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Transitioning Seasonal Turf Customers into Year-Round Customers

November brings the Turf and Ornamental markets’ 2023 season across the country into the rearview mirror.  Many of you probably faced some of the same challenges as previous years, but a few other new challenges may have surfaced. Fortunately supply chain disruptions for the most part eased in our industry, especially into the second half 2023. As a Turf and …

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Seasonality of Drainage

At Central, we sell a variety of products that are dependent on the season.  Turf and fertilizer applications are dictated by the temperature, amount of sunlight and time of year.  Putting down a pre-emergent in the fall would have no effect and leave your customers wondering why you would ever apply this at a time of year when you will …

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Pop-Up Emitters: The Perfect Solution

When it comes to discharging a drainage system, no one part is more accepted and widely used than a pop-up emitter. As one of the country’s top selling wholesale distributors, Central Turf & Irrigation Supply sees pop up emitters as one of the most important drainage items at Central and the “set it and forget it” approach of one emitter …

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The 3 Best Options for Managing Surface Water

Surface water is one of the largest nuisances you will find when identifying drainage issues.  The most obvious clue will always be the appearance of standing water that lingers for days after a rain event.  Another clue to look for is the feeling of a “squishy” or saturated area of lawn.  This area will often be completely soaked; meaning that …