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Late to the Game Deciding Your Insecticide Program – Now What?

The Turf season has broken loose. Applications are in full effect. Crabgrass control and Post Emergent Herbicides are being applied. So, whats next? Grub and Surface Feeding Insect Control is rapidly approaching. If you haven’t finalized your insecticide gameplan for these pests yet, Here’s a quick look at your options below from Ryan Batz, Central’s Turf Category Fertilizer Director: GRUBS …

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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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Turf Insecticide Alternatives and Options

In recent years, the turf industry has been undergoing a significant shift in the types of insecticides used for pest control. One notable transition that has been gaining traction is the shift from imidacloprid to Acelepryn. This shift is driven by several factors, including environmental concerns, regulatory changes, and the need for more sustainable pest management practices. Imidacloprid, a widely …

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Dimension vs Prodiamine- What you Need to Know Before Spring

Is your business ready for the start of another season? What challenges is your business going to face in 2024? What opportunities do you see within your business in 2024? While many are still in the heart of Winter across the U.S., our busy season is just around the corner. It is vital to take the time to think about …

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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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The Best 2024 Training Resources For Turf Professionals

Do you want 2024 to be the year you and your team become the most skilled turf professionals in your region? Central’s Turf Category Business Director, Austin Marsteller, helps you understand the importance of utilizing the winter months including 5 of the most useful turf training resources to ensure your team has the up-to-date knowledge you need heading into 2024. …

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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 …

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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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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 …

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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, …