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Rainy Spring Perfect for Lawn Fungus

Rainy weather is great for grass growth, but without taking proper precautions it could lead to lawn fungus! Do you know how to spot the signs of a fungal disease on your lawn?  To the untrained eye, it can be tricky to diagnose which type of fungus your lawn is suffering from.  That’s because many fungi…

May 21, 2020
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Tips for Lawn Mowing the Right Way

Does your lawn look uneven and just plain ugly in some spots? How you mow might be affecting its appearance! From how you set your mower height to how soon after the rain falls you decide to cut your grass, good mowing practices are important for keeping your lawn looking vibrant, healthy, and green all…

May 15, 2020
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Tick Tubes- Giroud’s Eco-Friendly Alternative to Tick Control!

Ticks have woken up from their winter slumber and they’re ready to start feasting and multiplying! 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…

May 14, 2020
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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 8, 2020
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Hunting for Eastern Tent Caterpillars Activity for Kids!

Eastern Tent Caterpillars are fuzzy bugs that are fun to find outside. Sometimes you can see them crawling along the sidewalk or on the trunk of a tree. They’re fun to pick up and look at closely, but did you know that Eastern Tent Caterpillars can do a lot of damage to trees? Kids can…

May 1, 2020
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Giroud Crew Tackles Trees Damaged in High Winds

Over the last week, our area has experienced some intense storms with high winds. When the sudden winds gusts blew through at over 50 mph, some local homeowners suffered property damage from falling trees and large, heavy branches snapped off and crashed down. Thankfully, Giroud is always available for emergency storm damage calls. Read on…

April 16, 2020
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5 Ways to Boost Your Mood in Your Own Backyard

We’re all looking for some stress relief, and it can be daunting when we are stuck at home. You may feel like a trapped animal with no hope for escape. But spring is here.  Thankfully,  we can count ourselves lucky that the weather allows us to get outside and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine…

April 16, 2020
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Favorite Spots where Ticks Hide in Your Yard
Spring is when everything begins to wake up, including ticks.  Whether you’re out doing yardwork or just having fun in the yard, it’s time to take precautions to protect your family and pets from these nasty pests. Types of Ticks in PA While some bugs are just annoying, ticks carry a variety of diseases that...
April 10, 2020
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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 9, 2020
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Why Emerald Ash Borer is an Insect You Can’t Afford to Ignore

For the last 17 years, the U.S. has been battling the Emerald Ash Borer. These shiny green beetles have decimated millions of Ash Trees across the country! If you’re a homeowner with an Ash Tree on your property, you need to have your tree inspected now or you may pay a hefty price later! Read…

April 3, 2020
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