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Everything You Need to Know About Maintaining Turf

Your customer's turf is your livelihood. You will do anything you can to protect it and we will do anything we can to assist you. That includes arming you with turf care tips you need to overcome high heat pests and disease while building a better business. Our green industry experts have devoted their careers to understanding turf, how to grow it protect it and keeping it coming back healthy year after year.

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Managing Turf Drought

From proper irrigation to mowing to fertilization here are some helpful ways to manage drought that can help protect plants while conserving water.
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Giving Sod a Healthy Start

Sod can deliver an established lawn fast; make sure you take the steps necessary to ensure it lives a long and healthy life after the last truck leaves the site.
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Benefits of Soil Testing

Routine soil testing is a great tool to help point out nutrient deficiencies and surpluses soil pH and Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC).
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Timing Crabgrass Treatment

Timing is everything when controlling crabgrass with pre-emergent herbicides. Here are some solutions to help get the timing right.
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Reading Grass Seed Labels

Ever feel like you need a PhD to understand a seed label? Now you don't. This article is your key to deciphering these pesky labels, required by law to be attached to every bag of grass seed.
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Preventing Drought Stress with LESCO® Moisture Manager

Hygroscopic humectants like LESCO® Moisture Manager maintain moisture levels between rains to reduce plant water consumption by as much as 50%.
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Turning Calibration into Big Savings

Properly calibrating your broadcast and drop spreader means less product waste and more money saved.
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Feast or Famine Feeding

Learn how fertilizers solve the feast or famine problem to produce turf that is healthier stronger and more disease tolerant.
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Choosing the Right Fertilizer

Plants need to eat their Wheaties, too. Be honest: are you certain that yours are getting the proper nutrition, day in and day out? Use these tips to choose a fertilizer with the appropriate nutrient ratio for your turf and landscape needs.
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Managing Winter Turf Injury

Harsh winter conditions can take their toll on your golf course.  Learn more about these helpful turf colorants and visual aids from LESCO® to reduce the effects of snow and ice.
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Improving Customer Satisfaction with LESCO"®" Aroma

By mixing LESCO Aroma Masking Agent liquid into the sprayer along with the not-so-pleasant smelling other ingredients you can help get clients back to business faster.
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Cool & Warm Season Grasses

Grass is grass, right? Nope. Not even close. As any landscape pro worth his or her salt already knows, every turf species has its own unique requirements. Consult this article as a reference for which turf to plant when.
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Fall Turf Renovation

After the heat of summer turf needs to be rejuvenated. Fall is a great time to boost turf health through overseeding aerating and topdressing.
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Timing Pre-Emergent Correctly

The timing of your pre-emergent release is critical when it comes to controlling crabgrass.
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Helpful Hints for Spreading

Follow these helpful hints for properly applying turf care products using a spreader.
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How Fertilizer Feeds Turf

If you’re a dyed-in-the-wool turf care professional, you know what N-P-K is. But did you know that there’s an often overlooked, secondary group of micronutrients? Learn more about these secret powerhouses and how they keep turf healthy and growing.
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Find Income During A Drought

Savvy turf care professionals can find a silver lining even in a drought. Want in on their secret? Follow these quick and easy tips to generate income when temperatures are high and water is in short supply.
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Selecting the Right Fungicide in Central Florida

Large patch, gray leaf spot and dollar spot disease all wreak havoc on turfgrasses in the Tampa area.
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Lesco Spring Seeding Guide

Whether seeding spots or a new establishment; these tips from LESCO seed can help guide you to success.
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Treating Large Patch In Central Florida

With a proper turf care program and routine applications of control products, you can avert an outbreak of brown or large patch.
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Slow Release Fertilizers

By gradually delivering nutrients to the soil, slow release fertilizers keep turf greener with fewer applications required
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Selecting the Right Herbicide in Central Florida

Chickweed, dayflowers, doveweed, nutsedge, buttonweed, clovers and oxalis are prevalent in central Florida, but the right herbicide—and a healthy turf program—can control these pesky weeds.
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Central Florida Turf Maintenance Calendar

The key to proper turf nutrition and issue control is all in the timing. Download our pro agronomic schedule for Central Florida.

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Cool & Warm Season Grasses


Grass is grass, right? Nope. Not even close. As any landscape pro worth his or her salt already knows, every turf species has its own unique requirements. Consult this article as a reference for which turf to plant when.