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We enjoy working in Milwaukee County’s Shorewood. There are lots of friendly people to see and talk to because it’s so walk and bike friendly, with fewer people retreating to their cars. This community of 13,228 works hard to stay attractive and interesting for visitors and residents alike. It’s also close enough to Milwaukee itself to make sure there’s always plenty for everyone to do.
Shorewood does have several ordinances that you should be aware of, especially when it comes to your lawn. For example, one Shorewood woman recently went to court for violating an ordinance, which says that lawn grasses can’t exceed six inches in height. This case interested us simply because she originally chose to convert her yard into a “prairie” to keep kids out of her lawn, something which could easily have been accomplished with a good fence!
One of the reasons the city is so concerned about lawns is the spread of various invasive species throughout Milwaukee County. The lesser celandine and the white-top are some new invaders of particular concern, but there are several other plant species to worry about as well.
- Find out more about the new invaders here.
- You can learn more about other invasive plant species here.
- It’s often useful to get community help when dealing with invasive plants, as well.
Milwaukee county has a problem with invasive insect species too. The emerald ash borer returns to Shorewood nearly every spring. This little bug can decimate the ash trees in your lawn very quickly. Fortunately, there are a lot of different ways to handle the problem if you see signs of the emerald ash borer in your lawn.
- Watch this video to learn how to spot an infection.
- Get help from a certified arborist in Wisconsin.
- If you want to do it yourself, make sure to pick the right insecticide.
Building a fence can keep the kids off your lawn or just enhance the beauty and value of your home. Shorewood does require a fence permit for any fence building project. You’re also required to have a survey done before you start construction.
If you’re interested in building a new fence to enhance your home property, we’ll be happy to help! Call us today at (262) 251-6766, or fill out the contact form to the right, for a free and timely estimate.
Posted by: Brent Crubaugh