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.
Summertime 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!
Summer should be a time for outdoor play, barbecues and relaxation. But, a dark cloud hangs over our sunshine-filled days: it's the threat of dangerous mosquitoes and ticks. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) has reported that illnesses and diseases from these pesky insects have tripled in the United States in the last decade! While Lyme Disease is the most common, other diseases such as Powassan Virus, Alpha-Gal Syndrome, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Zika and West Nile Virus are also on the rise. The experts at Giroud Tree & Lawn break down the symptoms, the reasons for the increase in diseases, and how to naturally control mosquitoes and ticks in your yard and make yourself less attractive to these bloodthirsty pests.
After the long winter we've had, it's refreshing to see the trees leafing out, the flowers blooming and bright green grass! April Showers bring May Flowers, but May Showers can often bring June fungi! You may see fungus in the form of pesky mushrooms popping up around your property. But, 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 share similar symptoms- such as brown spots, dead patches and dry grass. Keep reading to see what Giroud’s Lawn Care Experts have to say about these unsightly spots, and how to best to manage each variety of fungus!
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?
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.
4th of July is almost here, and families are prepping their yards for barbecues and garden parties. As you hose down the patio furniture and sweep off the deck, you will probably be greeted by another beacon of warm weather outdoor time: Mosquitoes.
These blood-thirsty insects are an inevitable burden. When mosquitoes are eating you alive, it’s tough to enjoy your yard> But, have no fear! Giroud Tree & Lawn offers an effective Mosquito Control Program- and it’s 100% Organic!
When damaging insects attack a tree, insect control by the professionals at Giroud Tree and Lawn may be required. The signs of insect infestation are unmistakable. Holes in the trunk from exit wounds, chewed leaves, sparse leaf development and excessive deadwood are just a few of the key indicators. Here are the Top 5 Damaging Insects you need to look for right now on your Trees & Shrubs!
Mother's Day is a time to celebrate the Moms in our lives! If you know a Mom who is fond of trees, we have some great gift ideas she will love! From jewelry to journaling to Planting a special tree and more, there's a little bit of everything on our Mother's Day gift list!