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How to Remove Tree Sap from a Car

How to Remove Tree Sap from a CarTree Sap is a sticky nuisance! This tacky, syrupy substance can end up in some of the most unwanted of places, especially on cars. Sap can be difficult to remove, and although there are lots of cleaners on the market that can tackle the job, some of them can be abrasive on surfaces. We went on a quest for a safe and effective method to remove tree sap from the surface of a car, and the results were surprising!

September 12, 2018
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4 Reasons Why Fall Is a Great Time to Prune Your Trees!

4 Reasons why fall is a great time to prune your treesPruning is tremendous for your trees, and Fall is a great time to trim! As we prepare to head into the colder months, your trees need special attention.  Pruning should definitely be at the top of your list. The experts at Giroud share 4 reasons why you should have your trees pruned now before winter hits.

August 22, 2018
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4 Steps to Take Now to Achieve a Beautiful Lawn Next Year

4 Steps to take now to achieve a beautiful lawn next springAs the summer winds down and we move into fall, your yard is going to need some special attention before the cold weather hits.  To help your grass thrive all winter and emerge healthy and vibrant in spring, there are a few actions you need to take this fall.  The Lawn Care Experts at Giroud explain 4 Steps for Fall to have a beautiful lawn next year.  These include aeration, seeding, fertilization and testing the soil pH.

August 16, 2018
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Bad Pruning Kills Trees!

Bad Pruning Kills Trees

There are few things more frustrating for an Arborist  than to see a tree in decline because of bad pruning. While pruning is important for tree health and safety, it can lead to devastating consequences when the job is put in the wrong hands. Without proper knowledge and training, improper cuts can permanently damage and even kill an otherwise healthy tree! Read on to learn about the types of bad pruning; what can result from poor pruning techniques; and, how to avoid disaster with your trees.

July 30, 2018
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How to Control Ticks on Your Property

How to Control Ticks on Your PropertyThere’s no way around it- Insects in the summer time are inevitable! 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. Fortunately, there are many actions you can take to protect your property from dangerous ticks and the illnesses they can carry.

July 24, 2018
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How to Design Your Own Water-Wise Landscape

How to design your own water wise landscapeGuest writer, Clara Beaufort, founder of Gardener Gigs, shares her tips on how to have an eco-friendly water-wise landscape.

July 19, 2018
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6 Steps to Getting Nutsedge Under Control on Your Property

6 Steps to Getting Nutsedge Under Control on Your PropertyThe humid part of the summer season is officially here, and that means some unwanted familiar foes have probably popped up on your lawn. Arguably the worst of the weedy type grasses in the Philadelphia area is Nutsedge. This persistent eyesore might be driving you crazy and for good reason. Nutsedge is notoriously difficult to control! The experts at Giroud explain what Nutsedge is, why it’s such a pain, and what you can do to keep it in check.

July 18, 2018
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How To Prevent Property Damage with a Pre-Storm Tree Inspection

Pre-Storm Tree Inspection Prevent Summer Storm DamageWhen it comes to summer storm damage, we here at Giroud have seen it all! We’ve seen tall Poplar trees that have split right in half from high wind gusts. We’ve seen entire root systems from massive Oak trees that have lifted out of the ground soaked from heavy rains. We’ve cleaned up all kinds of trees that have crashed down on top of houses, cars, fences and pools. As Philadelphia weather continues to heat up, the odds of having a major summer storm also intensify. While summer storms are inevitable, property damage doesn’t have to be!

July 10, 2018
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Why You Need to Worry about Spotted Lanternfly

Why you need to worry about Spotted LanternflyThe Spotted Lanternfly is a new pest that has invaded our area.  These beautiful but nasty bugs are swarming Pennsylvania in concerning numbers. First spotted in 2014, Penn State’s Agriculture Extension has been monitoring the Spotted Lanternfly and issuing warnings about this invasive insect. They’re a problem for local farmers who are losing fruit and timber crops to the insects’ voracious appetite. However, homeowners are also seeing impacts that range from annoying to significant damage.  The experts at Giroud show how to spot the Spotted Lanternfly, why they’re more than just a nuisance pest, and how you can help in the fight against these insects.

June 26, 2018
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Organic v. Traditional Mosquito & Tick Control: Which is Best for You?

2018-Organic-vs-Traditional-Mosquito-and-Tick-Control-Header-Rectangle-1Summertime ushers in popsicles by the pool, baseball at the park and warm nights on the patio. Unfortunately, it’s also the season for mosquitoes and ticks!  If your yard is a magnet for these bloodsucking pests, you’ll want to consider a mosquito and tick control program.  With Traditional and Organic options available, how do you choose the best program?  While Traditional Programs give quick results, Giroud’s 100% Organic Mosquito and Tick Program is a completely chemical-free option. Keep reading to see what kind of program is best for yard and also how a Giroud Expert can help you decide!

June 18, 2018
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