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.
Tree 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!
Pruning 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.
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.
When 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!
The 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.
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 of trees can pose a threat to your property and loved ones if you don’t remove it immediately.
Are you ever nervous about hiring a contractor? So, many questions can run through your mind. Can you trust them to do the job safely? Will you get a fair price? Will the job be done on time? If something goes wrong, will they fix it and make you happy?