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4 Eco-Friendly Ways to Improve Your Yard this Year

We all want to improve our yards, and it feels even better when we can make as little impact on the natural environment as possible. Giroud has a variety of eco-friendly treatments for your property, from lawn care to plant health care and even mosquito and tick control. Here are 4 ways you can make positive changes to your yard without negatively affecting the earth!

Organic Lawn Care

Having a lush, green lawn can make all the difference when you’re trying to enjoy more time in your yard. There are traditional lawn care treatments that get the job done quickly. However, if you can be patient when it comes to the process, Giroud’s Organic Lawn Care Program is a great alternative! Our treatments are 100% chemical-free, with no herbicides, fungicides, or synthetic pesticides. Giroud’s 100% Natural Organic Lawn Care Program only uses products that comply with the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) standards for Natural Organic.

To learn more, read Organic vs. Traditional: Which Lawn Care Program is Best for You?

Organic Mosquito and Tick Control

Giroud’s offers a 100% Organic Mosquito and Tick Control as well. Our special formula utilizes essential oils including peppermint and cedar oils which are natural repellents. These treatments are safe for children, pets, and pollinators like bees and butterflies. It’s an eco-friendly option to deter these biting, disease-carrying insects from your property so you can enjoy time outdoors.

To learn more about Giroud’s Organic Mosquito and Tick Control, check out this video with Giroud Arborist, Rob Nagy and Plant Healthcare Manager, Rodney Stahl, Jr.:

Eco-Friendly Tick Tubes

Tick Tube description

If you prefer no-spray options for mosquito and tick control, or if you want to supplement your spray program, tick tubes are a wonderful option. We use Damminix Tick Tubes, which are small cardboard tubes filled with cotton balls that are treated with a product called Permethrin. Mice that are living on your property pull the cotton balls out of the tubes and use them to build their nests. The Permethrin rubs off on the mice, and the ticks are killed when they latch on and feed off of the mice.

Permethrin is safe for mice and any other animals, such as dogs and cats. In fact, this process is much like the flea medication you might put behind the ears of your dog or cat. Plus, Damminix Tick Tubes are EPA approved and biodegradable, so they are environmentally friendly!

To learn more, check out Tick Tubes: Giroud’s Eco-Friendly Alternative to Tick Control!

Horticultural Oils are an Eco-Friendly Plant Healthcare Option

Destructive insects, like Scale, can do serious damage to your beloved trees, shrubs, and plants. However, if you catch this insect early enough, natural horticultural oils can be used to knock them out.  This treatment is sprayed throughout the leaf canopy and on the undersides of the leaves and it kills insects on contact. Rather than using chemicals, these eco-friendly oils smother the insects and suffocate them.

To learn more, read An Eco-Friendly Treatment for Scale.

We all want to have beautiful properties, and we know the importance of having eco-friendly options to improve our yards. To learn more about these programs, call 215-682-7704 to schedule a FREE Full Property Inspection with your Giroud Arborist today!


Author: Jeanne Hafner

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