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Should I Bag My Grass Clippings?

February 15, 2019 by Dan Rothermel

  The quick answer is “NO” (at least most of the time). Grasscycling is the term used for recycling grass clippings back into your lawn.  There are many advantages to letting your grass clippings lie on the grass and very few negatives. Do Grass Clippings Cause Thatch? First, just to dispel one myth – leaving […]

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How to Mow a Lawn – the right way

by Dan Rothermel

Believe it or not, the way a lawn is mowed can be the difference between a beautiful, thick, deep green lawn with very few weeds and a pretty ugly lawn. Grass is a living plant and it can easily be damaged by improper mowing.  An improperly mowed lawn can greatly undo the benefits of fertilization, […]

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Should I Roll My Lawn?

February 14, 2019 by Dan Rothermel

Will Rolling My Lawn Flatten It Out? Surprisingly, a person rolling a lawn looks very similar to a Gnome rolling a lawn.   From time to time, we will get requests to roll a lawn. Most often people want their lawn rolled because it is uneven and they want to level it out.  It does […]

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How can I prevent termites?

by Dan Rothermel

  Everyone knows that termites can cause a lot of damage and it can cost a lot of money to get them exterminated. So, it makes sense to do whatever you can to prevent getting termites.   What do Termites Like? The primary things to think about when trying to reduce the chance of a […]

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Green Giant Termite Protection Plan

by Dan Rothermel

  Terms & Conditions: Overview: Subterranean Termites can cause significant damage to a building.  Very often this damage is occurring without anyone realizing it. Termites nest in the ground and will most often feed on the wood inside the walls of the house and out of sight. The costs of damage repair and the termite […]

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What is Biting Me?

February 13, 2019 by Josh Moser

Mysterious Insect Bites Green Giant Rep: “Hello, Green Giant Pest Control.  How can we help you today?” Customer: “I have spider bites all over me.  I have seen spiders everywhere.  I need someone to get rid of them.” Some version of this conversation happens every week in our office.  Of course, the first thought is… […]

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How to Keep Mice Out of Your House

February 11, 2019 by Dan Rothermel

Sometimes mice get in your house.  When they do, they can contaminate food, chew through just about anything and also freak out some family members. Once mice are in the house, DIY efforts to get rid of them can be a long & frustrating experience.  So, how about just keeping them outside in the first […]

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How Much Does Lawn Care Cost?

February 6, 2019 by Dan Rothermel

  There are several factors that go into the cost of creating and maintaining a thick, weed-free, green lawn – but it’s all pretty straight forward. The prices you will see below show costs for ‘typical’ lawns. Prices may vary. This is intended to provide an approximate price for services. At Green Giant, most of […]

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Lawn Weed Control… Liquid vs. Granular (Dry) – Which is Better?

February 4, 2019 by Josh Moser

When shopping for a lawn care service or to Do-It-Yourself, you’ll likely notice two options for weed control – liquid and dry (or “granular”) formulations.  Home & Garden stores often sell D.I.Y. granular weed control products. So which is better?   First – Some information about liquid and granular weed control and how they are […]

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Are Lawn Care Treatments Safe?

January 28, 2019 by Dan Rothermel

This is a good question and one that many lawn care companies don’t want to talk about. However, it is an obvious concern that the public has and should be addressed. At Green Giant, we believe providing accurate, unbiased information will help you make the decision that is best for you. So, Are Lawn Care […]

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