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Spring care tips for your yard

The birds are singing, the crocuses are blooming, and you just can't wait to start gardening again. You might have the urge to run outside with your rake and trowel and start digging in, but there are some things to consider before you start your outdoor spring cleaning. 

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Water Conservation in Turf

Life would not be possible without water.

Water is essential for seed germination and plant growth, and can make up >75% of the fresh weight of actively growing turfgrasses.

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Volunteer at the Canadian Open

This year, the Canadian Open will be hosted by St. George's Golf and Country Club in Etobicoke, ON from June 6 to 12. Volunteer positions are currently being filled and you can register online!

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"Number Two" makes your turfgrass #1

When you think of fertilization, the first thing you might think of is chemical fertilizers. Researchers at the Guelph Turfgrass Institute and Virginia Tech Turfgrass Research Centre have been thinking about fertilization from the bottom up. 

Mosquito Hawk or Crane Fly?

'Tis the season for giant mosquitos. Well... not really. These big bugs won't suck your blood, but their children will damage your turfgrass. 
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Summer days and rusty nights

Rust is a common disease of turf in home lawns, and perennial ryegrass is especially susceptible. Learn more about the disease and how to manage it. 

Plant Parasitic Nematodes in Cool-Season Climates

Just last week we received a sample at the GTI Diagnostic clinic which was requested to be tested for signs of pathogens.  The sample came back negative, and so our diagnostician decided to run a nematode count in search of more answers.

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