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How to Kill Spotted Lanternfly

Many homeowners are frustrated with Spotted Lanternfly and they want to know how to kill these pesky insects. As the bad bug continues to multiply year after year, it’s vital that we all do our part to try to knock down the population. There are a variety of effective methods for killing SLF, and some are…

June 29, 2021
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Spotted Lanternfly: How to Get Rid of Nymphs

The Spotted Lanternfly is a destructive insect that has invaded the Philadelphia area.  All winter long, their eggs lay waiting for the warm weather, carefully encased in a protective, hardened layer of secretion. Now that they’ve emerge as nymphs, it’s time to take action! Read on to find out how to identify and combat Spotted…

June 20, 2021
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The Dangers of Cottony Taxus Scale
What is Cottony Taxus Scale? This insect is a soft scale that attacks Yews and Hollies. They are named for their cotton-like appearance. If you see elongated tan, cream-colored, or white puffy dots on your plants, they may have Cottony Taxus Scale. Why is Cottony Taxus Scale Bad for Plants? Adult females lay their eggs...
June 14, 2021
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3 Tiny Insects That Do Serious Damage to Hemlock Trees

3-Tiny-Insects-that-do-Serious-Damage-to-Hemlock-TreesHemlock Trees are Coniferous Evergreens that are found all over Pennsylvania. They are a wonderful piece to any landscape, and can be a focal point of your backyard or even act as a privacy screen on the perimeter of your property. However, there are 3 tiny insects that do serious damage to Hemlock Trees: Adelgid, Scale, and Mites. The experts at Giroud Tree and Lawn explain what to look for and the best treatment options, so you can keep this valuable tree healthy and beautiful all year long!

 

June 12, 2021
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Dead Ash Trees are Dangerous!

Emerald Ash Borer is a dangerous insect that invades and destroys Ash trees. They have killed thousands of trees across the country since they first appeared in 2002. But there’s something in particular that makes this situation a big cause for concern- Dead Ash Trees are Not Safe! Keep reading to see why this species…

June 2, 2021
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The Best Time To Water Grass And Lawns
There are 4 elements needed to achieve a vibrant, healthy green lawn: good fertilization, targeted weed control, proper mowing, and enough water. If you’re on a Giroud Lawncare Program, we take care of the fertilization and weed control so your grass has the nutrients it needs to grow and a strong defense system to fight...
May 27, 2021
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Is Your Property Protected from Mosquitoes for Your Backyard Parties?

Summertime means grilling season is here, and families are prepping their yards for barbecues and garden parties. As you hose down the patio furniture and sweep off the deck, you will probably be greeted by another beacon of warm weather outdoor time: Mosquitoes.

May 11, 2021
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Giroud Tackles Massive Property Cleanup in Meadowbrook, PA
A homeowner in Meadowbrook, PA, was in desperate need of a full overhaul and property cleanup. They had about 2 acres of completely overgrown and unruly trees, shrubs, vines, and downed logs. ISA Certified Arborist, Rob Nagy, met with the homeowners and evaluated all the trees for health and safety. Then, he made a plan...
May 7, 2021
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Tree Planting Fails!

There are few things as sad as seeing a tree that got off to a bad start because of improper planting. Here at Giroud, we’ve seen some pretty rough tree planting fails! Check out these examples below and learn how you can avoid making the same mistakes on your property.

May 7, 2021
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Lawn Care and Dog Safety- What you need to know

If you’re a pet owner, you may have questions about whether a lawn care program is safe. Reading the ingredient list in herbicides and fertilizers can be confusing and overwhelming! We spoke with Matt Giroud, Director of Field Operations and Dog-Dad of Maya, a 7 year old rescue pup, to see what he has to…

May 5, 2021
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