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Ask the Expert: Design & Installation Tips for Outdoor Audio Systems

Last month we took a look at outdoor living trends for 2020 from WiFi control and color changing lights to lighting accents and outdoor audio. We were already seeing an ongoing trend of homeowners embracing their outdoor spaces over the last 10-25 years. The Coronavirus has only quickened that trend with the surge of people staying at home. Outdoor spaces …

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Ask the Expert: How to Read a Soil Analysis

Soil testing is an important component of turf fertilization. Soil tests help estimate current nutrient availability, help determine what products can help solve deficiencies, and provide overall peace of mind when making decisions about proper fertilization. While soil tests can be useful, understanding their results can be complicated. That’s why connected with Jeffrey Thrasher, Central’s Liquid Chemicals and Fertilizer Products …

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Ask the Expert: Warm-Season Turfgrass Control Solutions

During summer months, we often see an uptick of surface and subsurface insects. We can also see an increase of various fungus depending on how dry or rainy our season is. This year, we’re seeing a lot of both. Controlling these issues is not always straight forward. What’s the best insecticide or fungicide? When should you apply? How do you …

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3 Tips for Marketing Automation & Email Personalization

We’re well into the summer season looking toward fall. This year people are still spending more time at home and online than before. With that in mind, now is the time to improve your Marketing Automation & Email Personalization. Marketing automation is a time-saving and effective process of continuously collecting data of your customers. Based on your data, you’re able …

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The 2020 Seed Report: What You Need to Know for This Year’s Overseeding Season

2020 has been an unpredictable year with many curveballs thrown our way. Coronavirus pushed the season’s start later than normal and we’ve been playing catchup ever since. Beyond that, consumers are staying home more than normal and not taking vacations, which means we’ve all been busier than normal as well with new projects and existing maintenance services. You’re focused on …

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Ask the Expert 5 Outdoor Living Trends for 2020

Last month, we shared an article about four key areas to focus on now that customers are spending more time at home. People are cocooning, which means they are spending more time at home, and any planned vacations have likely been postponed. With more time at home, homeowners are looking to make improvements in their yards and outdoor spaces. They …

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Irrigation: Strategic Diversification – Horizontal vs Vertical

The last few months have impacted all of us and our businesses in many different ways. As business owners, you’ve learned how to navigate a challenging set of circumstances including: government regulation, social distancing standards, communicating with customers and employees during a crisis, and you’ve learned the moves you need to make to keep your business healthy during the pandemic—both …

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In Case You Missed It: Webinar – Future Growth of Lawn, Landscape, and Irrigation Industry

Recently, Central hosted a private webinar with leading industry consultant, Jeffrey Scott, to discuss the business, sales and marketing strategies to keep your business healthy today, and in the future. The Central team, including ownership and other leaders, joined Jeffery to share experience and insights on the future of the industry. During the webinar, Jeffrey covers how our industry is …

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Ask the Expert: Emerald Ash Borer Control Solutions

For nearly two decades, we’ve seen an increase in infestations of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). This insect attacks and destroys one of the most prevalent tree species used in urban and suburban settings, the ash tree. Known as a favorite for its colorful fall foliage and consistent canopies, the ash tree is popular among home owners. How deadly can …

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5 Digital Marketing Trends During Coronavirus and Beyond

2020 has brought a lot of change, quickly, to many areas of our lives and businesses. This is true even for marketing and consumer purchase behavior. We are seeing a different consumer because of the sudden increase of people being indoors. This has led to a change in lifestyle where consumers have shifted to spending more time online than before. …