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3 Signs of Bacterial Leaf Scorch on Your Oak Tree

Sep 20, 2018 0 Comments
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?

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How to Remove Tree Sap from a Car

Sep 13, 2018 0 Comments

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!

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4 Reasons Why Fall Is a Great Time to Prune Your Trees!

Aug 23, 2018 0 Comments

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.

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4 Steps to Take Now to Achieve a Beautiful Lawn Next Year

Aug 16, 2018 0 Comments

As 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.

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Bad Pruning Kills Trees!

Aug 02, 2018 0 Comments

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.

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How to Control Ticks on Your Property

Jul 25, 2018 0 Comments

There'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.

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How to Design Your Own Water-Wise Landscape

Jul 19, 2018 0 Comments

Guest writer, Clara Beaufort, founder of Gardener Gigs, shares her tips on how to have an eco-friendly water-wise landscape.

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6 Steps to Getting Nutsedge Under Control on Your Property

Jul 18, 2018 0 Comments

The 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.

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How To Prevent Property Damage with a Pre-Storm Tree Inspection

Jul 11, 2018 0 Comments

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!

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Why You Need to Worry about Spotted Lanternfly

Jun 27, 2018 0 Comments

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.

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Originally published January 1, 1970, updated September 24, 2018

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