The Lowdown on Root Care

Roots have become a popular comparison for our heritage, our family structure, or where we’ve come from. We use metaphors to describe returning to a previous station in life by saying we are going back to our roots, or when we’ve planted ourselves somewhere new which...

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Tree Preservation Tips During Construction

Building or renovating a home opens the door to exciting opportunities- the kitchen you’ve always dreamed of, the perfect master bathroom, an inviting front porch. Whether you’re breaking ground on new construction or adding on to your existing home, don’t forget to...

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Soil Management: The Basics

When assessing the health of lawns and trees, our team gets pretty deep. That’s because we know that beautiful trees and lawns can only grow from healthy roots. We start with the basics- soil. When natural soil processes aren’t providing the nutrients and essential...

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Everything You Need to Know About Soil Compaction

In healthy trees, roots radiate outward from the base, spreading horizontally through the top several inches of ground to achieve the best mix of essential nutrients, water, and oxygen. If unimpeded by soil limitations or other physical barriers, a tree’s roots can...

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The Ins and Outs of a Proper Tree Evaluation

When it comes to the health of your trees and the safety of your property, proper evaluation is key. Too often, issues that could be easily resolved with proper maintenance and care result in tree death or property destruction when ignored. A tree evaluation from the...

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Emerald Ash Borer: The Warning Signs

Good’s Tree and Lawn Care is on the frontline of protecting your trees from invasive species. One of the most dangerous pests found in local trees is the Emerald Ash Borer. The Emerald Ash Borer is an emerald green beetle that originates from Eastern Asia. It’s known...

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A Guide to Deer Barriers and Repellents

South central Pennsylvania has a whitetail deer overpopulation problem. There is a decrease in the number of hunters going into to the woods each fall and continued development pressure is decreasing the area of natural areas for deer to subsist. Due to these...

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Caring for your Tree, the Organic Way

Many gardeners have felt the tension between protecting the environment and maintaining a green, weed-free yard. With limited time to devote to our green space, containers of unpronounceable, often toxic chemicals offering quick fixes may seem like the easy way...

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Snow, Ice and your Lawn

Snow fall is inevitable and you will have to remove it from the paved surfaces.  To prevent damaging your lawn, simply stay within the lines.  Avoid damaging the lawn at the edges of theses paved surfaces by simply staying off of them. Shovels, snow blowers and snow...

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High Wind Advisories

As evidenced by the barrage of winter weather, including thunder snow, it’s no secret that Central PA has some volatile weather conditions.  Sometimes, we have fair warning of these intense weather events, but often, they crop up out of nowhere and can do serious...

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Brace Yourself: The Truth About Tree Stability

There are many features that go into the livelihood of tree species in our landscaping.  They must have adequate soil, a supply of oxygen and nutrients, consistent pruning, and water to grow effectively.  There is no guarantee when it comes to a tree’s survival rate,...

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No, Deer

In any successful marriage, the phrase “yes, Dear” will become prominent. However, when it comes to the marriage between the health of your landscaping and the common whitetail deer, we must resoundingly say “no, deer.” While the vision of a herd in your backyard can...

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A Bite about Beneficial Bugs

In the summer on the East Coast, it’s no secret that there are a plethora of bugs flying about and landing on nearly everything.  Many bugs that frequent our plant life aren’t the best possible visitors for the plants’ livelihood, but standard pesticides aren’t...

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Spring Lawn Care Myths You Probably Believe

Now that winter has wound down and spring is finally here, it’s time to think about landscaping. When it comes to lawn care, there’s no shortage of wrong information. We have heard (and seen) it all when it comes to lawns and we feel it is our duty to impart some of...

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Your Top Spring Landscaping Questions Answered

The weather is warming up and soon our landscapes will be in full bloom. Good’s has compiled the most frequently asked spring landscaping questions to help keep your landscape looking great this spring. Do I need to water my lawn in the early spring? The short answer...

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The What’s What of Emerald Ash Borers

The striking emerald shimmer of these beetles makes them appear as jewels amongst the dull gray bark of the Ash tree, however their beauty is deceitful. These shiny gems have been responsible for the destruction of tens of millions of trees across 26 states within the...

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Do I really need an Early Lawn Spring Application?

Winter is gone (we hope). Good’s Tree and Lawn Care has spent the winter season preparing for spring.  The trucks are ready, turf machines are serviced and our products have arrived. Your technician is well rested and it’s time to get to work on your lawn. This...

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Is Snow Mold a Problem?

This sun is shining warmer, the snow is melting and the air is warming for spring. It’s time to walk your lawn and take a look at what Old Man Winter has done to your lawn. The most noticeable issue may be damage from snow mold.  Damage will be large, circular, matted...

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