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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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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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Celebrate Earth Day by Fighting Spotted Lanternfly

Earth Day is Thursday, April 22, and it’s a great day to join in the fight against Spotted Lanternfly! This invasive species is causing a lot of damage here in the United States. Read on to learn why it’s important to fight back and what you can do to help out this Earth Day!

April 16, 2021
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How to Get Rid of Tree Worms and Caterpillar Worms

Spring is here! Along with the sunshine and great weather, tree worms, caterpillars, and other insects are hatching. They’re ready to eat, and if you’re not on the lookout, your tree might become a snack! Read on to learn what you can do about these bugs.

April 16, 2021
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Flowering Trees: The Nature Show You Can’t See on Netflix

Have you noticed that nature is putting on a show for us right now? Some of our favorite flowering trees are coming alive with beautiful blooms! Here’s how to care for these spectacular trees.

April 1, 2021
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Tree Trimming Makes Elkins Park Property Safer

It’s a chilly day in Elkins Park as Giroud Climbers Josh Dorr and Saul Morales weave their way through tree branches, carefully pruning out deadwood. They have a lot of trees to clean up, and the job takes all day. This property has several trees, and some of the larger ones have branches that hang…

March 12, 2021
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Top 5 Yard and Garden Tools Recommended by Your Giroud Experts
As you start to plan your spring projects, you might be looking for yard and garden tools to make your job easier. Read on to see what 5 Giroud experts recommend as their favorite tools for yardwork! Hand Pruner and Loppers "As a property owner and gardener, I have found that a well-built, sharp hand...
March 5, 2021
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