Gazette E-Newsletter. News and helpful tips for our clients in:
Washington County, Maryland, and the surrounding area including:
Hagerstown, Maryland; Williamsport, Maryland; Clear Spring,
Maryland; Greencastle, Pennsylvania, and Falling Waters, West
Virginia. Read more for more information on lawn mowing, lawn care
treatments, landscaping, shrub trimming, shrub pruning, mulching
and numerous other outdoor services.
THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER
past few weeks been hot enough for you? The dog days of summer have
arrived. Take our quick poll below to tell us how you like to spend
your summer days. Click on the response that best suits you below.
Now is the time to be on the lookout for tent caterpillars in your
trees. Right now, female tent caterpillars are laying their eggs
(about 200-300 over the course of the summer months).
If they are not removed, tent caterpillars will defoliate ornamental
trees. Not only can they cause damage to trees, but they are toxic to
horses, as well. Therefore, the team at Grosh's Lawn Service
recommends removing all tent caterpillars whenever possible.
If you are able to safely reach the communal nest, they can be
removed by hand. However, if the nest is perched too high, or if tent
caterpillar removal is not your cup of tea, contact Tom and the team from Grosh’s Lawn Service will remove the
nest for you, through hand removal or insecticide.
Watch the YouTube Video below, a live recording of tent caterpillar
removal in Washington County, Maryland.
SAWFLY DON'T BOTHER ME
The Grosh's Lawn Service team is seeing sawflies cause severe
damage to many of our clients' trees in the Washington County,
In fact, in just three short days, one of our clients had sawflies
seriously devastate pine trees. Thousands of sawflies had eaten the
tree to near death.
With a little luck the trees may be able recover. However,
that is entirely dependent on winter weather. If we have a long,
cold winter, the trees may not make it.
Here, the sawfly has an average of lifespan of 7-9
days. But, the larval stage can last anywhere from months
to years, depending on the species.
Take a few minutes and educate yourself on sawflies, by
watching the video below.
DRAIN PIPE REPAIR
Are you having an issue with your underground drain pipe leaking and
need a repair to correct the problem? It would be great if there were
a drain pipe repair fairy. But unfortunately, that doesn't exist.
We've seen instances where pipe repair has been put off and the
damage keeps increasing, because the pipe won't magically repair
Tom and the team at Grosh’s Lawn Service can help fix the problem and
get the drain pipe back in working order!
Take a few minutes and watch a YouTube Video of the team at Grosh’s
Lawn Service repairing a broken drain pipe.
Now is the
perfect time to have the dirty old junk tree removed from your lawn
Take a look out your window, do you have a dead or dying tree that
needs removed? Was a tree planted too close to your home, office,
or commercial building? Contact Tom at GroshsLawnService.com to set up an
appointment for an evaluation of your tree or trees.
Take a few minutes and watch the tree removal video below to learn
Are your landscaping beds looking thin and full of weeds? Have you
put off adding mulch to them?
Mulching with natural organic mulch isn't just an aesthetic pleasure,
it provides real benefits to trees, shrubs, flowers, and landscape
beds. Do you know all the benefits of mulch to your trees, shrubs,
flowers and the landscape beds here in Washington County, Maryland?
Take a few minutes and watch Grosh’s Lawn Service YouTube video on
mulching and see how much mulch can help the plants and the
appearance of your home, office, or commercial property.
Are you thinking of adding a butterfly garden
to you your outdoor living space? There are many different
varieties of butterfly loving plants available and now is the time to
have Grosh’s Lawn Service design your personalized garden.
Contact Tom at Grosh's Lawn Service to find out how
the team can build you a butterfly garden for you, your friends,
and your family to enjoy all summer long!