Believe it or not, we are more than two thirds of the way through the “dog days of summer”. That is right. Soon the kids will be starting back to school, and before we know it, the days will be growing shorter and temperatures will be falling once again. This can mean different things for different people making their living in this arena we fondly call the green industry. For golf course superintendents, it means aerification is just around the corner and the stress of managing cool season greens is soon to come to an end.

For others, like lawn care applicators, it is business as usual plus the added chore of aerifying, seeding, and fertilizing those cool season lawns to help repair from summer. For lawn care companies, this is quite honestly one of the most labor intensive but very important revenue producing times of the year. With the latter in mind, now is the time to get with your local ATS representative and plan for the upcoming economic and agronomic decisions that need to be made.

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the importance of soil testing.  We work with our partners at Logan Labs to help trouble shoot any surpluses or deficiencies that may be occurring in your soil chemistry. We’ve got you covered, offering a wide variety of soil amendments, wetting agents and our exclusive Pure Seed blends of turf type tall fescues and perennial ryegrasses to our increasingly popular blends of SOS turf type annual ryegrasses. Let’s not forget the importance of fertility. From our ever-popular “winterizer” fertilizers to our exclusive lines of starter fertilizers specifically formulated with Soil Builder and enhanced with humic and fulvic acid technology, our products offer an edge over the competition. At Advanced Turf Solutions, we pride ourselves in the ability to bring the newest biological, chemical and physical tools to the market.