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Phosphorus' Role in Lawn Health

March 8, 2018

Healthy lawns depend on a well-balanced fertilizer program that provides the essential elements it needs like: Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P) and Potassium (K). A healthy lawn is necessary to successfully ward off weeds, insects and disease. Although most fertilizers contain a variety of elements, in this article we are going to focus on just phosphorus (P)! Discover why phosphorus’ role in turf and soil is important to the overall health of a lawn...

Turf[TECH]Report - Pre-Emergent Herbicides: The Key to Controlling Weeds Before They Start

March 6, 2018

Spring has finally arrived! Grass isn’t the only thing that grows in your yard. Scattered across the soil in and below the thatch layer are countless seeds that secretly landed in your yard last fall, and they’ve been waiting all winter for this opportunity. Fortunately, there is a solution to this problem; one that kills the weeds from the onset but leaves your lawn unharmed: pre-emergent herbicides. Click to learn more...

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Winter Advisory! How Winterkill Affects Cool & Warm Season Turf

February 5, 2018

Predicting winterkill can be a difficult task because there is not just one, but a variety of ways it can wreak havoc on turf grass. No matter the region or mild winter temperatures, winterkill has the ability to attack both cool and warm season grasses. Although winterkill can affect any region and grass type, the damage they face may not be the same. Throughout this article you will learn what to expect if winterkill happens in your region as well as what you can do to ensure your turf can sustain the harsh conditions of colder weather. Click to learn more...

Turf Grass Climate Regions

February 2, 2018

Before determining a turf care program, a person must understand their climate region, the turf grass species they want to treat and the best practice for treatment. Gaining an understanding of these factors can help create a turf care program that will ensure a healthy, beautiful lawn year-round. Read more to discover your turf grass climate region...

The TURF[TECH]REPORT–Iron’s Function in Plant Health

February 2, 2018

Iron is one of the most recognizable micronutrients in plant science. Although needed in small quantities, its impact on plant health is profound. Click to learn more...

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Understanding Lawn Care Product Labels: How UNDERSTANDING a Label can Help you CHOOSE the CORRECT Product for your Needs!

January 23, 2018

TurfCare™ Supply manufacturers a variety of high quality fertilizers, control and soil amendment products for different turf care needs. To get the best results, it is important to choose the one that’s right for the task at hand. The first step to choosing the correct product is understanding how to read the label. Click to learn more...

JOE KNOWS! Sulfur's Role in Turf & Soil Health

By Joe Marchinchin   |  December 20, 2017

Why Sulfur's Presence in Soil is Crucial to a Sustainable Turf: Without sulfur, plant life (and all life), would not be possible. Often thought of as the 4th “primary” or “macronutrient,” sulfur plays an essential role in maintaining healthy turf. Discover why Sulfur is an important nutrient for sustainable soil and turf...

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Winter Advisory! Understanding Turf Grass Winterkill

December 20, 2017

A major concern for green industry professionals is turf grass damage and lose due to the cool winter weather and the unforeseen happenings of mother nature. As temperatures drop, one may be worried about their turf experiencing winter kill. But what is winterkill and how does it affect turf? Click to discover more...

Taking a glance inside the 2017 New England GROWS Show with the TurfCare™ Road Crew

December 19, 2017

At the end of November, the TurfCare Road Cresset out to Boston, Massachusetts to participate in the 2017 New England GROWS show. Take a glance and discover what the show was like for the attendees and Turf Care...

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Snow Shoveling Safety Reminders

December 19, 2017

8 Reminders to Keep Your Crew and Yourself Safe While Shoveling Snow this Winter: Shoveling snow is hard, strenuous and tedious work, especially during a large snow storm. Here are a few shoveling safety reminders to keep your team and you safe out shoveling this winter...

JOE KNOWS! Micronutrients Effect on Turf

By Joe Marchinchin   |  November 20, 2017

Why They're Important and How pH Affects Their Bioavailability in Soil: When it comes to making the most of trace elements in the soil, plants are incredibly resourceful! These elements may only be needed in small quantities, but when deficient in soils their absence can have a profound effect on turf health. Find out what concentration of micronutrients is necessary to maintain a healthy plant, what are the micronutrients and how to maintain soil pH properly to enhance micronutrients in plants...

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Liquid vs. Granular Fertilizer

November 20, 2017

Learn the PROs & CONs to Find Which Method is BETTER for Your LAWN CARE NEEDS! If you have ever fertilized a lawn, you have probably been faced with the dilemma of whether or not to use a liquid or a granular application. It is helpful to review their differences prior to making the choice of application to decide which will work best for you. Click to learn more...

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Taking a Glance Inside the 2017 GIE+EXPO with the TurfCare™ Road Crew

November 17, 2017

Last month, the TurfCare Road Crew set out to Louisville, Kentucky to participate in the 2017 GIE+EXPO. Take a look to see what this years show was like through the eyes of the TurfCare Road Crew...

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JOE KNOWS! FALL into These Lawn Care Habits

By Joe Marchinchin   |  October 13, 2017

6 Easy Steps to Winterize Your Lawn for a Spectacular Spring: To ensure that your turf grass can survive the winter months, there are many steps you can take to “winterize” your lawn so that it has all the growing conditions and nutrients needed to make it through even the harshest conditions. Completing these 6 simple steps in autumn will strengthen your turf grass and give you the kind of lawn you’ve always dreamed about come spring! Discover more...

Tackling Weeds in The Fall

October 13, 2017

Win the Fight Against Late Season Invaders! Did you know that one of the best times to promote a healthy lawn and treat for weeds is the fall? Learn more...

The Turf[TECH]Report - Prodiamine: Widely Used & Effective Pre-Emergent Herbicide

October 11, 2017

When most of us think about crabgrass and broadleaf weed control, we tend to think about heavy applications of pre-emergent herbicides in the spring. In fact, fall is an equally important time to treat your lawn. In this edition of Turf[TECH]Report, we’re taking a closer look at one of the widely used and most cost effective pre-emergent herbicides on the market: Prodiamine. Click to learn more...

NEW PRODUCT ALERT! Fertilizer powered by AMP-XC™ with Humic!

September 7, 2017

New Professional Turf Fertilizer powered by AMP-C™ with Humic is sure to INCREASE Nutrient Availability and IMPROVE Plant Performance to Get MORE Out Of Your Fertility Management Programs. Click to learn more about the benefits...


September 6, 2017

Meet TurfCare's New Agronomist: Look for Joe's Upcoming Advice and Tips on Plant Health and Lawn Care Management...Some of Joe’s responsibilities include fertilizer recipe formulation and label review. Joe has been charged with the task of researching and developing new technologies which will help TurfCare™ maintain its status as an industry leading producer and supplier of turf fertilizers, soil amendments and control products. Learn more about what Joe is planning on bringing to TurfCare™ and more...

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Potassium's Role In Lawn Health

September 1, 2017

The Necessity of Potassium in Your Lawn Care Program: Maintaining a lawn with a well-balanced fertilizer program is key to promoting strong, healthy lawn that can withstand weed and insect infestations as well as suppress diseases. Discover why potassium’s role in turf and soil is important to the overall health of a lawn...

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...

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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