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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?

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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

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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 )

Flower Bed Fertility

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May 4, 2021 | By: Joyce Hupman

Do you know what time it is? No, it’s not Tool-Time with Tim Taylor. But just like Tim, we can give you some valuable information. Now to answer the opening question- It’s time for you to prep and fertilize your flower beds. Get excited. This means it’s spring! Spring is the time to get those… ( read more )

Managing Sports Turf is like Managing Yourself

managing sports turf

May 3, 2021 | By: Andrew Muntz

Managing sports turf in 2021 may prove to be one of the biggest challenges to date. 2020 was rough, but we live and learn. In my discussions with sports turf managers around the state, 2020 was a great reminder to get back to the basics. As somebody that relies on providing products, this article may… ( read more )

Improving Your Landscape Soils, the Right Way

landscape soils

April 19, 2021 | By: Gary Snyder

So, back in the dark ages, when I was at Ohio State. Yep, before all of THE Ohio State University stuff. I had a professor who taught agronomy, in his class, dirt was what you swept under the rug. Soil was what you grew plants in. You paid dearly if you slipped up and referred to… ( read more )

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