One of the most delightful traditions about the holidays is the Christmas Tree. However, with the recent invasion of the Spotted Lanternfly, many Pennsylvanians are left wondering if they should be hesitant about bringing a possible tainted topiary into their home for the holidays! Is there a cause for concern, or can we celebrate Oh Tannenbaum without trepidation? Read on to see what the experts at Giroud Tree and Lawn have to say.
Guest writer, Clara Beaufort, founder of Gardener Gigs, shares her tips on how to prepare your home for the cold winter ahead.
Temperatures are dropping (and staying there), and you’re really looking forward to the chilly winter months: Sitting by the fire, drinking hot cocoa, seeing friends and family over the holidays. But before you break out the scarves and mittens, your home needs some attention.
Read on for some important home maintenance tasks that, once completed, will keep your home running smoothly and safely throughout the cold winter months.
Last week, we experienced our first snowfall of the season, and it caught many of us off guard! Although snow may make you want to get cozy by the fire and focus on the upcoming holidays, that sudden nor’easter also serves as a reminder of the potential hazards that go hand in hand with a seasonal storm.
You may already be taking action on the basics by checking your car’s tires, stocking up on deicer for your driveway, and pulling the shovel out of the shed. However, one item that often goes overlooked is our trees!
High winds, heavy rainfall, and dips in the temperature can cause the trees on your property to snap, break and uproot; causing dangerous and expensive property damage! While it’s impossible to predict what will happen in the next storm, there are actions you can take to greatly reduce your risk of tree damage.
It’s official- Spotted Lanternfly has made their way to Bucks and Montgomery Counties and the Philadelphia area. As we move into the cooler months of fall, the adult Spotted Lanternfly are dying off, but not before laying thousands of eggs which will hatch next spring. Now is the time for us to take action and destroy as many egg masses as we can. The experts at Giroud show you how to remove and destroy Spotted Lanternfly Egg Masses in an instructional video below!
Hemlock 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!
Heavy winds and rough weather can lead to trees splitting apart and dangerous falling limbs. The time and money it costs to clean up these disasters can be astronomical! There are many reasons why cabling your tree now can prevent huge costs in the long run. Read on to see what the experts at Giroud have to say about the benefits of tree cabling.
The YMCA of Bucks County, Morrisville Branch is safer thanks to a $4,300 grant for hazardous tree removal from Giroud Tree and Lawn! In Giroud’s video of this tricky removal, watch Dan Rombold and his crew (Matt Mitchell and Rick Ritter) expertly remove the hazardous oak growing in a tight spot!
This past year has been a wild weather roller coaster! We had some icy snow storms and spring weather that didn’t break until much too late. Then, about halfway through the summer, the heavy rains started; and it shows no sign of slowing down as we head into fall. All of this wild weather has put your trees under a lot of stress! The experts at Giroud Tree & Lawn explain how you can help your trees heal, grow strong and thrive by feeding them with a deep root fertilizing treatment!
As we wind down the end of the summer and move into the cozier months of fall, it may be tempting to stop thinking about the outside of your property. However, Fall is actually a great time to plant a new tree! With the bulk of gardening and lawn maintenance behind us, you can reassess your property and consider how planting a new tree will add value and beauty to your yard.
Autumn is a time to enjoy the beautiful changing colors of the trees, with leaves transforming from green to shimmering shades of red, orange and yellow. But the leaves on many Oak Trees in the Philadelphia area are turning straight to brown and the color change is happening much too early. The cause of this is Bacterial Leaf Scorch, an infection that spreads easily and can kill an Oak if it’s not treated! The experts at Giroud Tree and Lawn share the 3 signs of Bacterial Leaf Scorch so you’ll know what to look for on your Oak Trees!
What is Bacterial Leaf Scorch?