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Winter Dormant Seeding

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November 4, 2021 | By: Randy Tischer

I love winter dormant seedings, probably because I am lazy and don’t feel like putting in all of the work necessary to plant my grass seed the right way – by scratching the soil with a rake or using a power seeder to do the job. The theory behind dormant seeding is to let Mother… ( read more )

Fertilize Your Ornamentals in the Late Fall For A Great Spring

trees in late fall

October 10, 2021 | By: Gary Snyder

Trees and shrubs growing in their natural habitats rarely display symptoms of nutrient deficiency. This is not only due to the natural recycling that occurs in nature but also the fact that plants in the wild typically grow only where they are adapted to, or they have a competitive advantage.  Enter the human. The landscape… ( read more )

Dealing with Snow Mold

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October 8, 2021 | By: Amy Dearinger

A winter with less worry? After the last two growing seasons, that slogan has more appeal to it than it has in the past, am I right? That being said, let’s talk about dealing with Snow Mold. Admittedly, living in the deep south the last three years, that is one turf disease I hadn’t thought… ( read more )

2021 – 2022 Early Order Programs

Early Order Program

September 13, 2021 | By: Larry Coriell

The time is here to save big when you plan ahead for next year with these 2021-2022 Early Order Programs (EOP). Contact your Green Velvet Sales Representative to place your EOP order. Extended payment terms are available for qualified buyers. Click on any of the below Early Order Programs to download Corteva FMC NuFarm PBI… ( read more )

Benefits of Core Aeration in Turf

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September 2, 2021 | By: Scott Robinson

Educating your customers is an important aspect of ensuring turf is maintained to the highest degree. One turf cultural maintenance practice – core aeration can often be viewed as an unnecessary hurdle. Core aeration, however, has many benefits. So read on to find out the key benefits of core aeration in turf so you’ll be… ( read more )

Seed Shortage?

seed in front of warehouse

August 24, 2021 | By: Randy Tischer

Have you heard rumblings of a seed shortage? Or are you wondering what is going on with the current rise in seed prices? We talked to our friends at The Oregon Seed Association to provide you with a better understanding of this multi-faceted topic.  Prices have been on the rise recently due to several factors…. ( read more )

What is a Winter Annual Weed?

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August 10, 2021 | By: Gary Snyder

Do you remember in the past spring when you were fighting weeds in the landscape beds as you were trying to get mulch down? Or, as soon as you got mulch down, the weeds broke through, resulting in callbacks and unhappy customers. Chances are you were dealing with a winter annual weed. Winter Annual Weeds Annual… ( read more )

How to Ensure a Successful Grass Seeding

grass seeding

August 2, 2021 | By: Larry Coriell

Mid-August to the end of September is typically the best time to seed. Soils in the Fall have been heated by the summer sun. They are at their warmest levels of the entire year, plus competition from annual grasses and broadleaf weeds is lower than usual. As long as proper irrigation can be maintained, the… ( read more )

Arborjet’s ShortStop now for Trees & Shrubs!

ShortStop now for trees & shrubs

July 21, 2021 | By: Gary Snyder

Arborjet’s ShortStop 2SC has been approved for use on Trees & Shrubs. Applicators can now use it as a soil drench for trees and shrubs and a foliar spray for shrubs. So get ready & get excited to save your crew time & money by adding ShortStop to your ornamental care plans. Key Benefits of… ( read more )

Maintaining Hydration

maintaining hydration

May 17, 2021 | By: Scott Materni

Turfgrass, like any other type of vegetation, requires water for growth and survival. Just like we human beings do. Without adequate amounts of water, turfgrass may become brown, prone to injury (or injured), and could die in some instances depending on the severity of these conditions. Maintaining hydration is crucial to your turf’s success. Some basic… ( read more )

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