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 What is ‘Surge Growth’ in a Lawn?

May 23, 2019 by Dan Rothermel

    During the growing season, a lawn should be ‘fed’ over time – not just one big ‘meal’ and then have it starve until the next big meal. Fast release fertilizers work well for late fall fertilizations because, in the fall, the top of the plant, the grass blades are hardly growing and the […]

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What to do when you have Bed Bugs?

May 16, 2019 by Dan Rothermel

  Ok, so you have Bed Bugs… Now you need to figure out what to do.  Another night of bites from these blood-suckers is not going to be fun. We highly recommend implementing a professional bed bug treatment plan  – DIY bed bug solutions are rarely successful.   That being said, there are some things […]

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How to Prevent Ticks from Biting You

May 7, 2019 by Dan Rothermel

  How Do You Prevent Tick Bites? Ticks seem to be everywhere these days and this makes it difficult to enjoy outdoor activities without worrying about getting bitten and possibly contracting Lyme disease or other potentially serious infections. The following information addresses: How to Use Insect Repellents* to keep ticks off of you. Other practices that […]

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Best Insect Repellents for Mosquitoes, Ticks, and Gnats

by Dan Rothermel

There are so many brands of insect repellent* (bug spray) on the market that it’s difficult to know which one is the best, or if there is even a difference. Answer: “Yes, there is!” In fact, some bug repellents are very good and others are just a bite in the wallet! When you are trying […]

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What is the Best Way to Remove a Tick?

by Dan Rothermel

  Sometimes using the best insect repellent and wearing the best tick-resistant clothing does not keep these parasites off of you. Therefore, it is important to know how to properly remove a tick when you (or your child, dog, friend…) has a tick latched-on. It is also important to remove a tick as soon as […]

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Pest Control Needs in a Manufacturing Facility  (Non-Food)

April 18, 2019 by Jim Ford

  The sailors on old wooden merchant ships had a saying, “Cargo Is King!”  This simply meant that the cargo being delivered is the most important thing on the ship – and that the crew would do anything necessary to protect the cargo from damage. At Green Giant, we know that the materials, production processes, […]

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Can I Seed My Lawn and Use Crabgrass Preventer this Spring?

March 26, 2019 by Dan Rothermel

 The Answer Is, “Yes…But it Needs to be Done Right” Many lawns take a beating over the winter and a nice aeration and over-seeding treatment can work wonders to give you a beautiful lawn all summer long.  However, crabgrass is also a concern on lawns. Crabgrass is the most common lawn weed in Pennsylvania and […]

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How do I access my Green Giant account &/or make a payment on Green Giant’s website?

March 22, 2019 by Dan Rothermel

To access your Green Giant account: Go to our website at GreenGiantHC.com.   At the top right of your screen, select “Manage My Account.” This will take you to the login screen. If you are already registered, you will be able to sign into your account using the email and password you created (or click, […]

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Lime application – why isn’t my lawn white?

March 18, 2019 by Dan Rothermel

  We perform hundreds of lime applications on lawns each year and, surprisingly, the most common question we get about lime is, “I don’t see any lime on my lawn – did your guy even do the application?”  This question is asked at least twice as often as the 2nd most asked question related to […]

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What Kind of Grass Seed Should I Use For My Lawn?

March 12, 2019 by Dan Rothermel

  There isn’t one right answer for all situations but this article should lead you in the right direction. Regardless of the conditions, anytime seeding is done, a blend of various varieties of grass seed should be used. This reduces the chance of one grass type being wiped out by an insect or disease problem.  […]

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