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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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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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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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Can You Catch COVID-19 from Mosquitoes and Ticks?

Experts are still learning about Covid-19, and it seems like new information and guidelines are shared daily! Many are worried about what can spread the illness. There’s been a lot of talk about water droplets, coughing, shared spaces, social distancing, and more; but what about biting insects, like mosquitoes and ticks? Can they spread the…

August 27, 2020
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What Leaf Color Tells Us About Tree Problems

August is a time to enjoy the final lazy days of summer before the busy days of fall are here. While you’re relaxing in the yard, this is a great time to take inventory of your trees and look for any possible health issues. One common concern we often hear from homeowners is unusual tree…

August 21, 2020
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How to Control Japanese Beetles

Japanese Beetles are pretty, but they are incredibly damaging to your plants! Some trees and shrubs are attacked year after year, which can be very frustrating for homeowners. Read on to learn how you can fight back against this beetle with some help from Giroud!

July 17, 2020
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How to Remove a Tick

Finding a tick on yourself, your child, or your pet can be an unnerving experience! The great news is that if you are prepared, you can prevent possible infection and disease transmission from these nasty insects. In this article, the experts at Giroud share how to remove a tick, including steps for removing them from…

July 10, 2020
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Staying Home? Spring Projects You Can Do Now

Is the stay at home quarantine making you want to climb the walls?  Why not use this time to give your property some TLC?  We’ve compiled a list of spring projects to add excitement to your day while improving your house and yard!  Plus, since the kids are home, too, we’ve included spring home projects…

April 1, 2020
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