Do You Have Spruce Spider Mites?

Do You Have Spruce Spider Mites?

Photo Credit - Heather Zindash One of the earliest Tetranychid Mites to be active is the Spruce Spider Mite, Oligonychus ununguis. This mite overwinters by attaching its eggs to needles and should be hatching very soon. They may be hatching right now if you are in a...

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What You Need To Know About the 17-Year Cicada

What You Need To Know About the 17-Year Cicada

Do you know which bug you can take to see an NC-17 movie? The 17-year cicada. It’s rocking much of the eastern United States this year.  Wait what? A type of periodical cicada that emerges every 17 years will be here this summer. You guessed it, the last time they...

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Is the Snow Damaging Your Trees and Plants?

Is the Snow Damaging Your Trees and Plants?

Snow can be a good thing for our woody plants, providing insulation against cold temperatures and desiccating winds, anchoring root systems on trees with large sails, and with a little luck, providing the requisite levels of soil moisture come bud break. But this...

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Spotted Lanternfly Treatment-What You Can Do

Spotted Lanternfly Treatment-What You Can Do

The spotted lanternfly was accidentally introduced to the US from Asia in 2012 when egg casings were conveyed on imported stone. The larvae hatched that spring at a quarry business in Berks County. Although slow to establish, they have quickly spread to at least 26...

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Is Spotted Lanternfly a Concern in the Fall?

Is Spotted Lanternfly a Concern in the Fall?

Since they were first spotted in Berks County in 2014, Pennsylvania has been at war with the invasive species known as the Spotted Lanternfly. The lanternfly is native to parts of China, India, Vietnam, and eastern Asia where it’s kept in check by natural predators....

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The Worst Fall Pests in Pennsylvania

The Worst Fall Pests in Pennsylvania

Fall in Pennsylvania can be magical. The foliage, the apples, the apple cider, the apple cider donuts, the apple dumplings. Sorry, we just really like apples around here. What’s also magical? Enjoying the great outdoors without constantly swatting at mosquitoes. But...

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Beware of Improper Pruning!

Beware of Improper Pruning!

One of the best ways to keep a tree healthy is by pruning. Pruning is the selective removal of parts of a tree to shape the tree, improve tree health, and reduce the risk of falling branches. It has permanent consequences that affects a tree for its entire life. So,...

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The Proper Way to Plant a Tree

The Proper Way to Plant a Tree

It’s no secret that at Good’s Tree and Lawn Care, we love trees. We love working with trees. We love posting about trees. And we love blogging about trees. We have written blogs about how to identify your tree and how to care for your tree. But so far, we haven’t...

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Get Happy, With Trees!

Get Happy, With Trees!

Pennsylvanians have 2.2 million reasons to be happy! That's how many acres of state forest land we have in this great state. The trees that fill those forests offer us unparalleled scenic beauty and biological diversity to our state, but not only that they make us...

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Quick Facts about Lawn Care

Quick Facts about Lawn Care

There are a lot of so-called “facts” about lawn care floating around on the internet. Weeding through them can be the biggest lawn care chore of all! That’s why we’re here to help. These quick facts about lawn care, along with regular maintenance can go a long way in...

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Identifying Your Pennsylvania Tree

Identifying Your Pennsylvania Tree

Pennsylvania is the place for tree lovers. In fact, the state’s name means “Penn’s Woods.” Trees are essential to the lives of Pennsylvanians (and everyone else for that matter). They act as living filters, cleaning the air we breathe and the water we drink. They help...

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Lawn Care Myths You Probably Believe

Lawn Care Myths You Probably Believe

Many people depend on reliable information to care for their lawns. But discerning what information is reliable can be hard. There are a lot of so-called “facts” about lawn care floating around out there. Some of it is true and some of it is not. Following bad advice...

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When Should You Aerate Your Pennsylvania Grass?

When Should You Aerate Your Pennsylvania Grass?

Simple, regular maintenance tasks can go a long way in creating a thicker, healthier lawn. Jobs typically reserved for once a year can also play a significant role in supporting those smaller steps taken across the months. For many Pennsylvania homeowners, aerating...

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What to Do with Your Lawn in the Fall

What to Do with Your Lawn in the Fall

We all know a healthy lawn requires some maintenance. But do you know that maintenance is year-round? While you may think your lawn doesn’t need much in the fall, we are here to prove you wrong. Fall is an important time for lawn care. Your fall maintenance to-do list...

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The Best Pennsylvania Trees for Fall Colors

The Best Pennsylvania Trees for Fall Colors

There’s something magical about fall in Pennsylvania. The weather is crisp, waterfalls are flowing, and the changing leaves are some of the most colorful you’ll find anywhere in the northeast. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural...

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Let’s Get to the Root of Root Rot

Let’s Get to the Root of Root Rot

Got root rot? It’s not an easy question to answer... It’s not like you can just take a quick peek at all those roots buried deep within the earth. And although there are some above ground symptoms, including dying leaves, it’s difficult for homeowners to discern the...

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Is Your Tree Dead?

Is Your Tree Dead?

One of the joys of spring is watching the winter-bare deciduous trees fill out with soft, new leafy foliage. If your tree doesn’t leaf out on schedule, you may start wondering, “is my tree dead?” It’s important to know the difference between a dead and a declining...

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Is Red Thread Threatening Your Lawn?

Is Red Thread Threatening Your Lawn?

At first, all you may notice is a little tinge of red in your lawn. You may think it’s just the way the light from the sun is hitting it. But on closer inspection, you notice that something is not right…That something could be red thread disease. So, how do you know...

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Getting Your Lawn Ready for Spring

Getting Your Lawn Ready for Spring

Yes, Harrisburg, there is a spring. It’s finally time to put away the snow shovels and start thinking about spring projects, such as your lawn. The most important part of early spring lawn care is to make sure that it has plenty of opportunities to gently come back to...

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How Much Should You Be Watering Your Plants?

How Much Should You Be Watering Your Plants?

Water is an amazing substance! Throw in a few hydrogen molecules and oxygen, and you have something that is literally responsible for all life on Earth. Watering your plants is a no brainer, but how much and how often can be trickier questions. Luckily, we have a few...

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Are Your Plants Protected Against Winter Burn?

Are Your Plants Protected Against Winter Burn?

It may feel cold outside, but that doesn’t mean your plants are less susceptible to the effects of the sun. If you notice browning or rusting on your evergreens, the culprit might just be winter burn. The damage is caused by dehydrated plant tissues and, even though...

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You Asked: What Are Overwintering Pests?

You Asked: What Are Overwintering Pests?

Nobody likes thinking about overwintering pests. After all, winter is the time to focus on the holidays, cozy fireplaces, time off work, etc. But here’s a quick primer on what you need to know about overwintering pests and how to prevent them. It Begins in the Fall...

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What’s Eating Your Plants?

What’s Eating Your Plants?

As Pennsylvanians, we are blessed to have a climate that sustains the growth of a variety of beautiful trees, shrubs, and plants. However, our weather also lends itself to an assortment of damaging pests that can harm the splendor and vivaciousness of our happy and...

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Some of Our Favorite Pennsylvania Trees

Some of Our Favorite Pennsylvania Trees

The State of Pennsylvania is a great place for trees. Even the name means “Penn’s woods.” According to the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, there are 134 native and 62 introduced species of trees found in the state. Living here, you see...

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