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Landscape Maintenance 101

August 1, 2017

5 Ways To Cultivate Healthy, Beautiful Plants and Ornamentals: Landscaping adds to a home's value, curb appeal and over all aesthetics but beyond installation, plants, ornamentals, trees, and shrubs must be properly maintained to keep up their beautiful appearance. Once you make the investment to install, these landscape additions can be long lasting enjoyments to a home if properly cared for. Follow these 5 tips to manage and maintain your plants and landscapes for years to come...

SOIL MANAGEMENT

July 31, 2017

Why the HEALTH and LIFE of your Lawn DEPENDS On It: Did you know that the health of your plants and lawn are almost completely dependent on the condition of your soil? The success of your lawn’s health and durability is directly related to the quality of the soil it grows in. If your soil is in poor health, your lawn will suffer as well. Soil quality is vital to the...

Weed Alert: Don’t Let WILD VIOLETS’ Beauty Fool You; It’s One of the MOST DIFFICULT Weeds to ELIMINATE!

July 29, 2017

ALERT! Have you been seeing purple pedals appearing around your lawn recently? We’ve all had those weeds that you’re tempted to keep around because of their beauty, but don’t be fooled by the innocent looks of the invasive Wild Violet. Discovering how to identify it, manage it and eliminate it today.

Keywords: weed of the week

TICK ALERT 3.0: Ticks Bites Happen! Know How to Properly Remove Them

July 19, 2017

Ticks bites can happen to everyone: animals, landscape professionals, your child and even YOU! Learn how to properly remove a tick, ways to avoid bites as well as how to inspect yourself

The Turf[TECH]Report - How Gypsum Impacts Soil Chemisty

June 29, 2017

Soil amendments, like gypsum, are undervalued in comparison to fertilizer usage, but the bottom line is it will not matter the amount of fertilizer applied to a lawn, the plants will not be able to access key nutrients essential for growth if the soil is compacted or the chemistry is compromised. But why gypsum?

Tick Alert 2.0 - 10 IMPORTANT TIPS to Keep Your Family & Lawn Safe from Ticks this Season!

June 9, 2017

With rising summer temperatures and mild winters, the dangerous tick is growing in population in many different regions. Prepare yourself by following these 10 tips to keep your family and lawn safe this season...

Summer Lawn Care Check List

June 6, 2017

Summer is right around the corner and there are certain lawn care tasks to consider to help manage a summer stressed lawn, the longevity of equipment and abundant wear and tear on turf throughout the season. Check off these easy steps to ensure a healthy & beautiful lawn that is strong enough to beat the toughest summer!

Weed of the Week: Yellow Wood Sorrel

June 5, 2017

WEED OF THE WEEK: Yellow Wood Sorrel...Throughout the month of May, TurfCare™ will be selecting a "Weed of the Week" to help you identify and treat selected pesky weeds to ensure your lawn stays beautiful this season.

Keywords: weed of the week

Fertilization + Irrigation

June 2, 2017

How Both Must Work in Harmony to Ensure a Beautiful Lawn... It’s no secret that irrigation and fertilization need to be paired together in order to maintain a healthy, beautiful lawn. It’s important to understand that these two programs need to work in harmony in order to optimize plant nutrient uptake and help sustain a healthy environment. So before you just go off and water a lawn this season, review these 7 steps to ensure you’re irrigating your turf grass to the fullest...

Keywords: fertilizer, soil ph

Tick Alert

June 1, 2017

How to PROTECT Your Lawn & Family from the DANGEROUS Tick: With tick populations on the rise, it's important to understand how to identify these external parasites, what the threat to your family and pet's wellbeing and how to manage them. Click to learn more...

Weed of the Week: Hairy Bittercress

May 31, 2017

WEED OF THE WEEK: Hairy Bittercress...Throughout the month of May, TurfCare™ will be selecting a "Weed of the Week" to help you identify and treat selected pesky weeds to ensure your lawn stays beautiful this season.

Keywords: weed of the week

Regional Lawn Care Programs

May 31, 2017

Looking for advice or simply just in need of an update for a TurfCare™ Lawn Care Program? Check out our professionally recommended Regional Lawn Care Programs.

Keywords: fertilizer

Weed of the Week: Common Chickweed

May 24, 2017

WEED OF THE WEEK: Common Chickweed...Throughout the month of May, TurfCare™ will be selecting a "Weed of the Week" to help you identify and treat selected pesky weeds to ensure your lawn stays beautiful this season.

Keywords: weed of the week

The Vital Role of Microbes

May 17, 2017

LEARN WHY YOU & YOUR LAWN'S LIFE DEPEND ON THEM! Beautiful lawns don't just happen, a lot of support is required to maintain healthy turf. Discover how microbes assist with making lawn care treatments effective as well as helping with the overall health of turf grass as well as all living organisms on Earth.

Keywords: microbes, soil

Weed of the Week: Spotted Spurge

May 17, 2017

WEED OF THE WEEK: Spotted Spurge...Throughout the month of May, TurfCare™ will be selecting a "Weed of the Week" to help you identify and treat selected pesky weeds to ensure your lawn stays beautiful this season.

Keywords: weed of the week

Weed of the Week: Black Medic

May 3, 2017

WEED OF THE WEEK: Black Medic...Throughout the month of May, TurfCare™ will be selecting a "Weed of the Week" to help you identify and treat selected pesky weeds to ensure your lawn stays beautiful this season.

Keywords: weed of the week

A Field Guide for Common Lawn Weeds

May 2, 2017

When a lawn is at risk of turf weed invasions, it's important to identify the culprit. This quick chart will provide an overview of common lawn weeds to help determine if one of these pest species are causing damage to turf.

Weed of the Week: Goosegrass

May 1, 2017

WEED OF THE WEEK: Goosegrass...Throughout the month of May, TurfCare™ will be selecting a "Weed of the Week" to help you identify and treat selected pesky weeds to ensure your lawn stays beautiful this season.

Keywords: weed of the week

Lawn KILLER BUG! - How to CONTROL the HARMFUL European Crane Fly Larvae

March 27, 2017

The European crane fly is known to cause damage to turf, but do you know how to identify the damage caused by them and how to control them? Click to learn more...

Keywords: lawn killer bug

The Turf[TECH]Report - What's the Buzz on Insecticides?

March 24, 2017

A healthy lawn can create a beautiful curb appeal for a home owner as well as be a lush surface to enjoy outdoor living. However, it takes time and consistent turf management to maintain its appearance and, even then some problems may arise like harmful pest you’ll need to identify and control. Learn the about the technology that can help protect your turf against these harmful invaders...

Lawn Killer Bug Chart

March 23, 2017

When a lawn is at risk of insect invasion, it's important to identify the culprit. This quick chart will provide an overview of common lawn killer bugs to help determine if one of these pest species are causing damage to turf.

It’s Time for a Spring Clean-Up

March 6, 2017

How to Properly PREPARE the LAWN for Spring! When the snow has melted, the birds are chirping and the weather has begun to stay consistently warm, it means that spring is finally here! But even though winter is gone it has most likely left a mess behind on your lawn, meaning it’s time to do some spring yard cleaning. But why is it important to cleanup your yard this spring? Learn more...

Keywords: spring lawn care

The Turf[TECH]Report - Getting the Dirt on Soil Amendments

March 3, 2017

The success or failure of turf is directly related to the quality of the soil and how it has been treated and/or managed throughout its growth cycle. One way to greatly improve soil quality for turf grass is to apply a soil amendment to condition the soul. soil amendments are used to...

Seeding in Spring

February 24, 2017

Discover How to Apply Seed to Lawns in Spring: When spring arrives and the turf appears to be patchy or you need to establish a whole new lawn, although best recommended in fall, spring can also provide a good environment for grass seed germination. Learn the best ways to help grow strong, new turf...

Spring Lawn Care Check List

February 23, 2017

Spring is almost here and there are some lawn care tasks to start on in order to prepare your lawn for a quick green up, the fight against weeds and pests, as well as helping turf produce a stronger root system to manage the stresses of summer. Check out these easy steps to ensure a beautiful, strong lawn this season!

The Turf[TECH]Report - Understanding Herbicides

February 13, 2017

The term herbicide, well known by the turf industry for years, are chemicals that can be applied on fertilizer that can kill or change the normal growth of weeds, but do you know the difference between all the herbicides on the market? Learn more...

Keywords: turf[tech]report

Tis the Season... for Snow Mold!

February 10, 2017

Learn How to IDENTIFY & TREAT Affected Turf Grass: As spring approaches and snow begins to melt, one may notice that areas of turf grass may appear to be “glued” together and pale yellow in color. This problem is a sign of the disease know as snow mold. Click to learn more...

Keywords: lawn disease

Lawn Care Tip: Springs Approaching! When Should You Start Mowing Again?

February 9, 2017

It's a nice day but still in the midst of the winter season, leading you to wonder, "is it okay to start mowing again?" Click to discover more...

The Turf[TECH]Report - Dig Up the Benefits of Adding Humic to Turf!

January 11, 2017

Dig Up the Benefits of Adding Humic to Turf! Humic can seem like a complex subject, so we've broken down the details to help you better understand what it is and how it can greatly improve the health of your soil and appearance of turf.

2017 Upcoming Green Industry Trade Shows

January 11, 2017

8 Excellent Trade Shows You Should Watch for this Year...Its a new year with multiple opportunities to learn, network and check out the latest in the green industry. Staying updated on the newest products, industry news and education is important throughout the green industry. Discover 8 different trade shows to keep your eyes out for this coming year.

Keywords: tradeshow