April showers bring May flowers, but heavy showers can bring big problems for trees with compromised root systems! That was the case with a beautiful Willow Tree in Richboro, PA when it crashed down a few weeks ago during a windy storm. The homeowners were worried the tree would have to be removed, so they…
When it comes to growing grass in the shade, the struggle is real! It can be incredibly frustrating to invest your time and money in beautifying your lawn only to have bare patches dotting the areas under your trees. You may be tempted to pile on the grass seed, but there are other approaches you…
Caterpillars can be cute when they’re crawling across the sidewalk, but they can do serious damage to your trees! Eastern Tent Caterpillars have a taste for a wide variety of trees, so homeowners need to be on the lookout in springtime for any signs of an infestation. The experts at Giroud Tree & Lawn explain…
Ticks have woken up from their winter slumber and they’re ready to start feasting and multiplying! Last year, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) reported that illnesses and diseases from these pesky insects have tripled in the United States in the last decade! This alarming study also highlighted new tick-borne diseases, such as Alpha-Gal syndrome. We all need to do self-checks for ticks after we’ve been outside. But there are also some great preventative steps homeowners can take to greatly reduce the tick population on their properties. The insect control experts at Giroud offer a wide variety of tick control options, including both organic and traditional sprays. However, some homeowners prefer no-spray options or they want to supplement their spray programs with additional control. Read on to learn about Giroud’s eco-friendly option for tick control!
While some bugs are just annoying, others can pose serious risks, and ticks are at the top of the list. Ticks carry a variety of diseases that can harm you, your family and your pets. But should we be worried about ticks so early in spring? YES! Read on to find out why, and to learn what actions you can take to protect your property from dangerous ticks and the illnesses they can carry.
It is a sad time for Ash Trees in Pennsylvania. They’ve been battling Emerald Ash Borer for over a decade, and unfortunately, the insects are gaining the upper hand. Ash Trees are a staple in North America, known for their beauty, strength, and versatility. Now they are being decimated by tiny green insects moving at an alarming rate.
The birds are chirping and the days are longer, which can only mean one thing- Spring is in the air! We’re all looking forward to enjoying time outside in the sunshine, and you may be eager to get your Lawn Care Program started ASAP. In fact, you may have already seen trucks for other lawn care companies out on properties this year. However, the Lawn Care Experts at Giroud Tree and Lawn have been carefully planning the official start of their season, and they’ve decided to start a little later than usual. Read on to find out why!
Monday night in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs was a loud one as high winds whipped through the area at upwards of 40 mph! A homeowner in Huntingdon Valley called Giroud Tree and Lawn’s Emergency line to request help with a situation on their property. A Pine and a Spruce had toppled to the ground, blocking the driveway and doing damage to their car. Giroud Vice President and ISA Certified Arborist, Drew Slousky, visited the property and found that one of the trees had completely uprooted! It was quite a disaster, and the homeowner was pretty shook up! However, Drew assured them he would have a crew onsite right away.
Even if we have a winter with little snow accumulation, damage caused by the wild fluctuation in temperatures and high winds may have caused serious problems for your trees and shrubs. Unfortunately, many homeowners don’t see the early signs of these hidden dangers, and that can result in catastrophic issues later on. There are some warnings you can see ahead of time, while others require the trained eye of an ISA Certified Arborist.
Last year was a record breaking winter for storm damaged properties. In the wake of all the destruction, many homeowners were left wondering: “What could I have done to prevent catastrophic storm damage?” While it’s impossible to predict the next storm, there are actions you can take to greatly reduce your risk of tree damage.