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Tips for Growing Grass in Shade

HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa. -- When it comes to growing grass in the shade, the process can be incredibly frustrating for homeowners. The Lawn Care Experts at Giroud Tree and Lawn have several strategies homeowners can try to combat bare spots on shady areas on the lawn.

Grass needs a few vital elements to thrive- sun, water, and a great root system. Trees are in a constant battle with grass for all three of these, so homeowners need to even the playing field.

Pruning Trees to start to good grass growth

The branches and leaves of trees can block sunlight from reaching the grass. Also, much of the rain that falls will run off the leaves of the tree before it filters down to the lawn, leaving grass roots dry. Homeowners should have trees evaluated by an ISA Certified Arborist to see how they can be pruned back. This will allow sunshine and water to reach those blades of grass and promote healthy, green growth!

Keep it clean

Dead leaves, pine needles and other debris fall from trees' branches and litter the ground, blocking sun and rainwater from reaching the lawn. This same debris can lock in moisture without airflow, making the lawn area more susceptible to fungus and disease. It's important to rake up the areas under trees so the grass isn't smothered and festering with infection.

Mow higher in the shade

If grass is having trouble growing in the shade, homeowners should mow a little higher in that area. This grass will need as much help as it can to reach the sun rays!

Check the soil pH

Anything that filters down into the soil can affect its acidity, so trees contribute to pH level issues. The soil should have a pH of 7 in order to grow healthy, vibrant grass.

Alternate ground cover

If all else fails, there are other options for ground cover in the shady areas under trees instead of grass. Shade-friendly plants, such as pachysandra, can be hearty additions to any landscape. Add in some Bleeding Hearts and Thyme for seasonal color and interest and homeowners will have a lovely garden area!

How to Get Started on a Lawn Care Program

Now is the time for homeowners to schedule a full lawn inspection with an experienced lawn service. The lawn care expert will walk the entire property and create a custom plan to combat any issues on the lawn. Homeowners should choose a lawn service that does a mid-season check-up that includes a pH Soil Test. Maintaining a healthy pH is vital to producing great results for the lawn. Lime applications may be recommended to decrease the acidity in the soil, so the grass will grow healthy and strong!

For more information, check out Giroud Arborist Rob Nagy's demonstration of a pH Soil Test.

About Giroud Tree and Lawn

Giroud Tree and Lawn specializes in tree service, lawn care and mosquito and tick control programs that make customers love doing business with the company since 1974. Serving Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties, the company offers professional tree and lawn evaluation, tree pruning, tree removal, insect and disease control, fertilizing, stump removal, traditional and 100% organic lawn programs and mosquito and tick control. Giroud Arborists are certified by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and have the knowledge and experience required to properly diagnose, treat and maintain trees and lawn health. The company is Accredited by the Tree Care Industry Association and Better Business Bureau. The "Giroud Treework for Charity" program donates free tree care services to parks, historical sites and other non-profit organizations located in the Company's service area. For more information, visit the company website at http://www.giroudtree.com or call 215-682-7704.

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- https://www.giroudtree.com/lawn-services/
- https://youtu.be/HJJHpguMdgs

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How to Capture and Destroy Spotted Lanternfly Nymphs in 2020

HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa. -- The Spotted Lanternfly is a destructive insect that has officially invaded Philadelphia, Bucks and Montgomery Counties! All winter long, their eggs lay waiting for the warm weather, and the Spotted Lanternfly Nymphs have already started to emerge. The experts at Giroud Tree and Lawn share what to look for and how to capture and destroy these destructive insects.

How Spotted Lanternfly Causes Property Damage and Attracts Dangerous Insects

These insects eat tree sap and then excrete droppings of a sweet, sticky substance called Honeydew. The honeydew will coat the tree, the base of the tree, and anything underneath the tree, including cars, hardscapes, and decking. Then, black, sooty mold grows on the secreted substance. The combination of honeydew and black, sooty mold has an unpleasantly sour stench and is very difficult to remove from surfaces.

Even more unsettling, the secreted honeydew attracts stinging wasps! Wasps can't resist the tantalizing smell of the honeydew, and they will swarm a property for a taste. Homeowners are struggling to rid their yards of stinging wasps, and it's particularly a problem for children playing in the area!

How to Identify the Spotted Lanternfly

One of the things that makes this insect difficult to control is the fact that it goes through several identities during its life cycle. Adult females lay eggs in the fall, and they cover the egg masses in a secretion that dries hard and camouflages to look like dirt or clay. The young nymphs that emerge from the eggs in spring are black with white spots. In early summer, they gain red markings on their bodies. Then, midsummer they become adults and shed their skin to form wings on their backs.

How to Capture and Destroy Spotted Lanternfly Nymphs

The experts at Giroud Tree and Lawn have been working closely with Penn State's Department of Agricultural Sciences to determine the best treatments and techniques for combatting Spotted Lanternfly in each of the life cycle stages. According to Penn State, "Currently, the most effective trap for SLF is a sticky band wrapped around the trunks of trees. SLF nymphs and adults are trapped in the sticky barrier as they crawl up from the ground onto the trunks and move upward to feed on the tree."

Sticky bands can be found at most hardware stores and Amazon.com. They are easy to install, but they should be changed weekly for the best results. It is important to be aware that these sticky bands can accidentally trap other insects and also small animals and birds. To avoid this problem, Penn State recommends cutting the sticky bands lengthwise so the surface area is not as broad. Penn State also urges homeowners to wrap the outside of the tree with chicken wire over the area of the sticky band. This will prevent squirrels, birds and other small animals from becoming stuck to the band.

If homeowners see signs of Spotted Lanternfly on the property, they should have their trees inspected by an ISA Certified Arborist.

About Giroud Tree and Lawn

Giroud Tree and Lawn specializes in tree service, lawn care and mosquito and tick control programs that make customers love doing business with the company since 1974. Serving Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties, the company offers professional tree and lawn evaluation, tree pruning, tree removal, insect and disease control, fertilizing, stump removal, traditional and 100% organic lawn programs and mosquito and tick control. Giroud Arborists are certified by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and have the knowledge and experience required to properly diagnose, treat and maintain trees and lawn health.

The company is Accredited by the Tree Care Industry Association and Better Business Bureau. The "Giroud Treework for Charity" program donates free tree care services to parks, historical sites and other non-profit organizations located in the Company's service area. For more information, visit the company website at http://www.giroudtree.com or call 215-682-7704.

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Sunstate Laboratories Introduces Revolutionary Cleaning Products That Help Eliminate Plastic Waste and Save Consumers Money

DENVER, Colo. -- In the midst of celebrating Earth Day's 50th anniversary this month, SunState Labs is setting the standard for environmentally-responsible businesses, by employing sustainable production practices and conserving resources along the entire supply-chain. The company's product, DAZZ, is a non-toxic concentrated cleaning tablet, made with natural ingredients and designed to curb the need for single-use plastics.

Historically, household cleaners have primarily been available in ready-to-use (RTU) containers, perpetuating the "use-and-discard" cycle. Consumers buy their cleaning products pre-mixed in spray bottles, then have to toss each spray bottle as they become empty.

DAZZ, however, is breaking this cycle -- their concentrated, easy-to-use tablets are made to be used in any spray bottle, so customers can reuse existing bottles in their homes, over and over again. For the consumer, this not only saves them money, but also allows them to make environmentally-conscious purchasing decisions.

In a world where sustainability is becoming a major concern for the mainstream consumer market, DAZZ is filling that hole in the household cleaning industry, allowing individuals to incorporate greener habits into their cleaning routine.

Each year, over one billion plastic spray bottles are thrown out in the United States. These spray bottles contribute to the growing build-up of plastic waste in our oceans, which, according to Ocean Cleanup, a nonprofit organization dedicated to cleaning up plastic pollution in the oceans, currently amounts to over 5 trillion pieces of plastic. The issue of plastic waste has only increased in relevance, since China stopped purchasing the United States' plastic waste in 2018.

David Shahan, CEO and Chief Innovation Officer for SunState Labs, had this exact issue in mind when he developed DAZZ Cleaning Tablets.

In addition to environmental and economic benefits, DAZZ also boasts high performance when tested against industry leaders. In tests conducted at the TURI lab at the University of Massachusetts, DAZZ Window & Glass Cleaner beat Windex, DAZZ All-Purpose beat Formula 409, and DAZZ Bathroom beat Clorox. Despite costing about 75% less than these leading RTU brands, DAZZ outperforms them when it comes to tackling tough messes.

DAZZ cleaning tablets, when added to a bottle of lukewarm water, dissolve into a powerful cleaning solution, free of fillers and toxic chemicals. The tablet form saves storage space in the household, as well as lessens the cost and environmental impact of transportation. Consumers can order either a Starter Kit, which includes spray bottles and tablet packets, or a Refill Package of just tablets -- either way, no water is being shipped.

Shahan wants to stress the importance of local suppliers in the fight for more sustainable business practices. "I'd like to see local programs foster the ingenuity of local suppliers," says Shahan. "Hiring locally, sourcing locally, and protecting the environment go hand-in-hand with a profitable, sustainable enterprise."

SunState's mission is to create innovative products that are safe, tough on dirt, and encourage environmental sustainability.

Learn more at: https://dazzcleaner.com/

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Kids Staying Home From School can Keep Busy with a Spotted Lanternfly Egg Hunt in the Yard

HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa. -- Spotted Lanternfly are beautiful but destructive insects that have invaded Pennsylvania. The good news is kids can help get rid of Spotted Lanternfly! The experts at Giroud Tree and Lawn share why these are bad bugs, and what kids need to know to go on a Spotted Lanternfly Egg Hunt!

What Is Spotted Lanternfly?

Spotted Lanternfly is a dangerous, invasive pest. Invasive means this insect is from another country and it has invaded the United States. Spotted Lanternfly came from Asia to the United Sates a few years ago. They've been multiplying and spreading all over the country! If Americans don't stop them from spreading, they can cause big problems.

Why Is Spotted Lanternfly Bad?

Spotted Lanternfly are a problem in many ways because they:
* destroy grapes, apples, and other important crops that are grown by farmers in America.
* damage trees when they feed from them.
* make a sticky mess when they are eating, dripping something called "honeydew" down on to anything underneath them.
* attract stinging bees who love to eat the honeydew they drip!

What do Spotted Lanternfly Look Like?

The Spotted Lanternfly go through 4 different life cycles.

1. Nymphs, black with white dots - the insects hatch from their eggs in May.

2. Nymphs, red with white dots and black marks- you can sometimes see little black nymphs and bigger red nymphs at the same time

3. Adults - In July, the insects get wings! The underside of their wings looks a lot more colorful than the top, so it's important to know what the wings look like on both sides!

4. Egg Masses - Starting in late September, the females will lay their eggs and cover them with a protective substance that hardens to look like clay. These egg masses will stay there all winter long until the next generation of nymphs hatches the following May.

How Kids Can Help Stop the Spread of Spotted Lanternfly

Spotted Lanternfly can lay their eggs anywhere, even underneath a slide!

Now is the perfect time to go on Spotted Lanternfly Egg Hunt! Kids can outside and check all the trees in the front and backyard. If kids find anything that looks like an egg mass, scrape it off with a stick or a card and destroy them by dropping them in a baggy with hand sanitizer or rubbing alcohol.

After kids have checked all the trees on the property, it's time to look for Spotted Egg Masses in other places. The adult females lay eggs pretty much anywhere! They usually lay them in places where the eggs will be out of sight from hungry predator bugs. Look on the underside of outdoor tables and chairs, railings, playhouses, swing sets and slides.

Kids can even make these Spotted Lanternfly egg hunts a part of the Easter celebrations. Just for fun, kids can check out this cool video of a Spotted Lanternfly in a battle with a Praying Mantis! Who will win? https://youtu.be/mfwuhTBr4UQ

For more information about Spotted Lanternfly, please check out https://www.giroudtree.com/spotted-lanternfly/

For more information, visit the company website at http://www.giroudtree.com or call 215-682-7704.

VIDEO (YouTube):
https://youtu.be/mfwuhTBr4UQ

About Giroud Tree and Lawn

Giroud Tree and Lawn specializes in tree service, lawn care and mosquito and tick control programs that make customers love doing business with the company since 1974. Serving Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties, the company offers professional tree and lawn evaluation, tree pruning, tree removal, insect and disease control, fertilizing, stump removal, traditional and 100% organic lawn programs and mosquito and tick control. Giroud Arborists are certified by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and have the knowledge and experience required to properly diagnose, treat and maintain trees and lawn health.

The company is Accredited by the Tree Care Industry Association and Better Business Bureau. The "Giroud Treework for Charity" program donates free tree care services to parks, historical sites and other non-profit organizations located in the Company's service area. For more information, visit the company website at http://www.giroudtree.com or call 215-682-7704.

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Garage Door Repair Solutions Chicago Offering A Garage Door Opener Installation and Repair Service

CHICAGO, Ill. -- Garage Door Repair Solutions Chicago, a specialist in the garage and its door repair, installation, and maintenance, launched a garage door opener service for customers in the Chicago area. The garage door opener service will deal with one of the most important parts of the garage door.

When this part is damaged or broken, the garage door won't be able to open. It can cause damage to the car when its owner wants to put the car inside the garage. The new garage door opener service isn't only limited to the repair service. This service will also include the installation and upgrade for the new opener part for improving the garage door performance. The service will be handled by their expert team that has many experiences in this industry.

The CEO of Garage Door Repair Solutions Chicago, Darren Brown, stated, "Every part of a garage door is interconnected with each other. When these parts worked, the garage door also won't give any problem. We know that the garage door opener is one of the important parts of those many parts. This is also one of many reasons why we now provide a garage-door-opener-focused service for our client. We know that if this part doesn't receive proper treatment, our clients won't be able to use their garage door properly. We believe with this service, our client will have a peaceful mind, as their garage door will have every solution they need."

The garage door opener repair Chicago becomes one of the perfect additions to this company's services. Previously, the client could use their service to repair the spring, cable, and garage door track. The client also can ask for maintenance service as well as installation help. The client can also call the service and get the same-day service provided by the experienced and skilled team of experts from this company. With plenty of services available, it is not surprising if the client gives positive feedback.

One client said, "When I try to find garage door repair near me, I almost give up because many of them don't provide the service I need for fixing my garage door. Until my friend recommends Garage Door Repair Solutions Chicago, maybe I won't be able to use my garage door. So, thank you for your service. Your teamwork is amazing, and they are kind to the client."

About Garage Door Repair Solution Chicago

Garage Door Repair Solution Chicago is a company focusing on garage door repair and installation service. One of their services is garage door opener installation and repair.

For more information, visit: https://garage-repairs-chicagoil.com or https://www.google.com/maps?cid=12980515723815877843

Media Contact:
Darren Brown, Phone: (773) 303-6639
Full Address: 5242 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60630

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Anytime Chimney Services Houston Has Listed A Helpline Number for Its Customers

HOUSTON, Texas -- Anytime Chimney Services Houston, a well-known chimney services provider, has provided their helpline number on the company's website. The duct cleaning Houston TX service provider has been a favorite among the community owing to its nearly impeccable services and of course, the prices it has attached. It has been taking big steps forward to become one of the most recognized entities in the industry and has been quite successful till now.

The turnover that Anytime Chimney Services has attained over the previous years have been quite encouraging and the management believes that whatever the situation is, the company will continue to surge ahead. Already, the unmatched prices that it has added to the long list of its offerings, have given them an upper hand over its competitors. On top of that, the recent inclusions that the gas fireplace repair Houston company has brought around have placed them in a favorable position.

Milton Miller, the CEO of the chimney cleaning Houston company stated, "As soon as our clients contact us for our professional services, we make sure that we take over the process and take things in our hand. One of our experts will be calling our customers in order to note down the details that might be required before sending them the exact quotation. We realize that the procedure to book our services must be simple and that is the reason we have a simple process in execution. Once, we have complete knowledge about what the issue is all about, we dispatch our team of experts to our clients' doorsteps."

He went on to add, "We urge our customers to feel free to contact us anytime, The helpline number that we listed on our chimney sweep Houston TX website would surely helpful for those who are in a situation of emergency and are looking out for a solution. Anyone can ring us up at any time they wish to and talk to our customer care executive. We would soon be reaching out to take them out of any issue regarding chimney inspections, cleaning, repair, as well as sweeping. At Anytime Chimney Services, we will always be glad to render our quality services."

About the Company

Anytime Chimney Services Houston TX is a renowned professional chimney service provider in Houston.

To know more, visit: https://anytimechimneyserviceshouston.com/

Full Address: 5929 Queensloch Dr., Houston, TX 77096

Media Contact:
Milton Miller
Phone: (281) 671-0682
Email Address: seolabservicepro@gmail.com

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Garage Doors Boston Launched Garage Doors Spring Repairing Services

BOSTON, Mass. -- Garage Doors Boston, a chief provider of garage door repair services, has launched garage door repair New Boston MI services. The garage door repair Boston has emerged as one of the key contenders for the top five positions in the list of the key players in this industry. The management has taken very intelligent steps in the recent times and efforts can be clearly seen in the turnovers that the company has been raking annually over the last three to four years or so.

Much has been talked about the services it has been offering, more so because of the quality the management has maintained constantly. Stephanie James, a senior marketing manager, said, "All hasn't been smooth for us ever since we opened shop in Boston. Winning the people's hearts and trust takes a lot of time. However, we never lost patience. Our commitment to offer the best possible service and our perseverance certainly bore fruits over the years."

"Hard work always pays and we believe in that whole-heartedly. There have been times when we were not sure which path to take and what strategies to implement. Our customers were the ones who stood beside us always and showed the way. Just a thank you would always be an understatement. We owe a major part of our success to them and that goes without saying. When it comes to garage door repair in Boston, our experts have been brilliant and the exceptional dedication towards serving the clients are really praiseworthy," James added.

The CEO commentated, "If customers detect some issues with your garage door springs, people must immediately contact us. Small problems in the springs can pose a big threat. Springs and cables are actually tense parts and therefore, utmost care needs to be taken. A wrong move might release their tension and that might lead to tragic incidents. So, people have to be extremely cautious about not letting such things happen. We are there to help them avert any untoward incident. We are trying to offer full-spectrum garage door services."

About the Company

Garage Doors Boston is popular for repairing and servicing garage doors in Boston, Massachusetts.

To know more, visit: https://garage-repairs-bostonma.com/

Full Address: Newmarket Square. Boston, MA. 02118

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New UV-C Sterilizing Lamp Kills Viruses and Other Pathogens in Fewer than 90 Minutes

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Germ Mold Buster, a division of Crawl Space Door Systems, Inc., has developed a UV-C germicidal, disinfectant light that uses shortwave UV-C radiation to deactivate microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, protozoa and mold.

Exposure to pathogens is a fact of life. They're all around us. This UV-C light kills germs and protects people. It's that simple.

WebMD reports that research shows this certain spectrum of ultraviolet light - UV-C light - easily kills airborne flu viruses and poses no risk to people. The research comes out of Columbia University Medical Center in New York City and says that this could offer a new, inexpensive way to eliminate airborne flu viruses in indoor public spaces.

Hospitals have been using the same UV-C light wavelength technology for years, but the cost and size of these lamps is impractical for home and small business use. They're typically upwards of $100,000, weigh more than 25 pounds and stand at about six feet. The Germ Mold Buster weighs six pounds, stands a little more than two feet and costs $395.

UV-C light breaks the DNA strands of pathogens and makes it impossible for them to reproduce so they die off quickly. So, people can now have the same technology that hospitals have used for years.

"We've made this technology affordable and available to the general public," William G. Sykes, owner, Crawl Space Door Systems, says. "The UV-C energy from our new light is an effective, environment-friendly and chemical-free approach to killing dangerous microorganisms."

This heavy-duty, sterilizing UV-C lamp is easy to use and effective in rooms up to 600 square feet. Just place the light in the room that needs to be treated and set the timer with a remote control (for up to 99 minutes). The UV-C lamp also has an arm that swivels, allowing it to treat hard-to-reach areas such as under sinks, in bathtubs or crawl spaces.

"Safety was also paramount in the development and release of this germicidal and disinfectant UV-C lamp," Sykes says.

As a result, it's been tested and certified by Inertek, a company that evaluates how products and services meet and exceed quality, safety, sustainability and performance standards.

For more information and to watch a product video, visit: https://germmoldbuster.com/

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Giroud Tree and Lawn explains how to identify the difference between mole and vole damage on lawns, trees and shrubs

HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa. -- Mole and vole damage to lawns, trees and shrubs is common in Pennsylvania, but identifying the difference between the two can be confusing. Each of these two pests can cause mild to serious damage on a homeowners property, and late winter is when the effects are often seen. The experts at Giroud Tree and Lawn explain how to identify the difference between the two and what homeowners can do to reverse the damage.

How to Identify Vole Damage on a Lawn

Voles, otherwise known as "Meadow Mice", are small rodents with very active lifestyles in the winter. They live under dense shrubs and mulch and other hiding places like wood or rock piles. Voles eat grass, and in winter, the snow provides the perfect cover for voles to venture from their burrows in search of food without fear of predators. Homeowners can identify vole damage after snow melts by the telltale chiseled pathways through the lawn. Voles create these runways under the cover of snow where predators can't catch them.

How to Identify Mole Damage on a Lawn

Like voles, moles can do a lot of damage to a lawn. However, rather than pathways carved into the grass at the surface, moles tunnel underground and leave piles of soil that act as air vents in their tunnels.

"If you have a lawn that is really infested with moles, you can actually feel it as you walk across the grass," explains Giroud Lawn Care Technician, Paul Ruffenach. "The ground will feel soft because the tunnels have been dug through under your feet."

Damage to Trees and Shrubs

Although lawn damage caused by voles and moles is very easy to see, what can often go unnoticed until it's too late is damage to trees and shrubs. These invasive little creatures feast on the bark of certain trees and shrubs.

"Both voles and moles will chew on the roots, trunks and branches of some shrubs because they are feeding on the starches and the sugars to stay alive in winter," explains Drew Slousky, ISA Certified Giroud Arborist and Vice President. "If they chew the bark completely off, they could kill a shrub or a tree."

Single stemmed trees like Dogwoods and Crabapples will likely die if voles or moles have girdled the tree by eating the bark completely around the trunk. Multi-stemmed shrubs like Juniper, rhododendron, Viburnum, Euonymous (Burning Bush) and Azalea can survive. Professional pruning or fertilization will help with recovery.

How to Protect a Property from Mole and Vole Damage

Take away hiding spots! Moles and voles burrow under anything that may act as a cover in order to keep out of the watchful eyes of predators. Snow, underbrush and overgrown ground cover are all perfect hiding spots.

As the weather warms, mulch also becomes a great cover for them. Giroud always stresses the importance of never piling mulch against the trunk of a tree or shrubs because it can lead to girdling roots. Garden pests like moles and voles are just another reason why proper mulching is important. Creating a space for these rodents to burrow is an invitation for them to chew on the bark of trees and shrubs!

Check out this video from Giroud Arborist, Rob Nagy, which shows how he identified that a rodent was causing an ornamental holly to decline: https://youtu.be/8Ogfh-Yi6Mk

Take Action Now to Correct Mole and Vole Damage

The good news is most lawns, trees and shrubs will recover from minimal mole or vole damage. For lawns:
* Rake the debris and excrement from the runways on the lawn to promote growth
* Fill holes and pathways with topsoil
* Fertilize and overseed areas that do not recover

Getting on a great lawn care treatment and fertilization program is a step in the right direction because it will strengthen the grass' roots and give the lawn a fighting chance against attacks from mole and vole damage and also other pests, insects and diseases!

If homeowners see signs of pest infestation on trees and shrubs, such as chewed trunks and branches, leaf dieback and discoloration, they should have them inspected by an ISA Certified Arborist who may recommend pruning out the damaged branches. Also, a deep root vitamin fertilizer treatment will strengthen the plant and aid in its recovery.

About Giroud Tree and Lawn

Giroud Tree and Lawn specializes in tree service, lawn care and mosquito and tick control programs that make customers love doing business with the company since 1974. Serving Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties, the company offers professional tree and lawn evaluation, tree pruning, tree removal, insect and disease control, fertilizing, stump removal, traditional and 100% organic lawn programs and mosquito and tick control. Giroud Arborists are certified by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and have the knowledge and experience required to properly diagnose, treat and maintain trees and lawn health.

The company is Accredited by the Tree Care Industry Association and Better Business Bureau. The "Giroud Treework for Charity" program donates free tree care services to parks, historical sites and other non-profit organizations located in the Company's service area.

For more information, visit the company website at http://www.giroudtree.com or call 215-682-7704.

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Landscape Design Book Follows Cookbook Format with DIY Garden Recipes

ATLANTA, Ga. -- "Garden Design Recipes: Design Without the Designer" (ISBN: 978-1734260007) by April Harden is a DIY-garden design book that provides easy-to-follow instructions. Set up in a recipe-style format, there are garden design recipes for how to create 75 different gardens in multiple zones across the country.

The book features more than 600 colorful photos, illustrations, designs, detailed instructions and plant information. The first few chapters review the basics of planting and plant care. It also includes professional tips and techniques for homeowners on how they can get the best, most professional results from the designs, reviews annuals versus perennials as well as design do's and don'ts.

"DIYers can now create professional looking garden designs just like the pros," Harden says. "My garden design recipes guide readers from start to finish for perfect results every time."

The step-by-step instructions include information about everything from proper spacing and plant selection to mulch and soil calculation, soil testing, drainage, budget and more.

"I've tried to create a book that's not only educational, but fun to use too," Harden says. "All garden recipes have fun names such as 'Eye Candy,' 'The Bees Knees,' Common Scents' and 'Rock and Roll.'"

For people who don't wish to DIY, the book is a great resource too. It will help them communicate to their landscaper exactly what they're looking for in their ideal garden.

The book is available in Kindle or paperback format and is available through Amazon, Walmart, Barnes & Noble and other national retailers.

About the Author

April Harden is a horticulturalist and landscape designer. For more than 10 years, she's been designing and installing landscapes and gardens in the Atlanta metro area. She owns and runs Harden's Gardens, an independent landscape design firm in metro Atlanta.

She has three children and one grandchild and enjoys writing, gardening, golf, kickboxing and poker. Through her work, she hopes to inspire others to understand and enjoy the overall gardening process so they can reap a new appreciation for not just their personal landscapes, but the world around them.

For more information about Harden's Gardens, visit: http://hardensgardens.com/

Twitter: @aprilharden_GA

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/toaprilharden and https://www.facebook.com/hardensgardens

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Photo Caption: Cover, "Garden Design Recipes: Design Without the Designer" by April Harden.

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April Harden
Harden's Gardens Designs
hardensgardensdesigns[at]gmail.com
+1-470-522-3343

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