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A tough transition

October 31, 2018By

LCOs can overcome the challenges of winter by being prepared with the right products. The transition from winter to spring can be a challenging time for lawn care operators. In many parts of the country, LCOs are at the mercy of Mother Nature when trying to determine the right time to kick off their busiest time of the year. But... read more

A jumpstart on spring

September 25, 2018By

Using the right products at the right time can help LCOs keep their commercial customers happy while decreasing their heavy spring workloads. Research shows that one of the main reasons customers replace their lawn care provider is because of poor weed control. Particularly on large commercial properties, customers want to see lush, green, weed-free stands of turf. Using the right... read more

Keeping it simple

July 16, 2018By

With Dow AgroSciences’ newest postemergent product, Relzar™ specialty herbicide, simplicity is key. The product, pending regulatory approval, offers lawn care operators maximum application flexibility with one low use rate, no temperature restrictions on actively growing turf types and control of more than 60 broadleaf weeds. Federal registration of Relzar is expected this fall and the product is expected to be... read more

New and improved

March 7, 2018By

Two new specialty herbicides developed by Dow AgroSciences are expected to hit the lawn care market by fall 2018. Dow AgroSciences has developed two new specialty postemergent herbicides for the turf market. GameOn™ specialty herbicide delivers complete broad-spectrum postemergent control of more than 100 broadleaf weeds including clover, dandelion, ground ivy, henbit, oxalis and plantain. Relzar™ specialty herbicide controls more... read more

Keep it Clean

May 12, 2016By

Clean beds along with proper use of mulch and pre-emergent herbicides is the best defense against landscape bed weeds. It’s an unfortunate fact every lawn care operator knows to be true: “There is no way to control weeds 100 percent,” says Miles Rush, partner and branch manager for WeedPro in Lewis Center, Ohio. “You will always deal with weeds.” But... read more

A Jump Start to Spring

February 11, 2016By

Early-season herbicide applications can help LCOs get on top of the heavy spring workload. For Mark Leahy, spring is his busiest, most stressful time of year for one main reason: the weather. “If the weather would cooperate, spring wouldn’t be so stressful,” says Leahy, president of Blades of Green, a $5.3-million company in Edgewater, Md. “It all depends on Mother... read more