Environment - Yard Care
Get information on tree care, including the Emerald Ash Borer and recommendations for new trees.
The University of Minnnesota Extension Service offers great information on all yard care subjects.
- Lawn Fertilizer
- Tree Trimmers
- Yard Waste
- Organic Lawn Care
- Water Use/Sprinkling Restrictions
Commercial Lawn Fertilizer Applicators
Shorewood Code requires commercial applicators to use phosphate free fertilizer.
Davey Tree Expert Company
Guaranteed Spray Inc.
Professional Turf, Inc.
952.469.8680 ext 203
Rainbow Lawncare 952.922.3810 Talberg Lawn and Landscape 763.428.3550 The Lawn Ranger, Inc. 952-937-6076
Tru Green Chemlawn
Licensed Tree Trimmers
Tree Trimmers who work in Shorewood are required to be licensed by the City. By hiring a city licensed tree trimmer you can be assured that their insurance and state licensing is up to date. Licenses must be renewed yearly. Please report unlicensed trimmers to the city, 952.960.7900, so they can get the proper license.
- Aaspen Tree Service
- Aslundh Tree Expert Co.
- Conservation Corps
- Davey Tree Expert Co.
- F.A. Bartlett
- Family Tree Service
- Four Season's Tree Service
- Kraft Tree Service
- Landberg's Tree Service
- Lawn Ranger
- Majestic Tree Care, Inc.
- Ostvig Tree, Inc.
- Picture Perfect Ree Care
- Plum Tree Service
- Rainbow Treecare
- Schmidt’s 4-Season Service, Inc.
- Shorewood Tree Service
- St. Croix Tree Service, Inc.
- Tree Expert Company
- TreeCare, Inc.
- The Tree & Stump Co., Inc.
- The Tree Squad
- Viking Land Tree Care
The City has purchased a tool designed to help remove buckthorn. The tool is available to residents for use on their private property for a two day rental period. A replacement/damage deposit fee of $20 is required.
Yard Waste Disposal Options
It is illegal to dispose of yard and tree waste in the trash. Contact your waste hauler for yard waste service fees and information, check out various drop-off locations for Hennepin County Residents or contact the local public yard waste site listed below:
RRT - The Mulch Store, 4275 Creekview Circle, Minnetrista952-446-1056 - Call first for hours, special conditions, and fees.
Directions: a half mile east of St. Bonifacious on the North side of State Hwy 7. (Next to Widmer Construction Co.).
Compostable Bags Required for Curbside Yard Waste
Bags must be either 30-gallon Kraft paper leaf bags or compostable plastic bags, both of which are now available in most stores. The compostable plastic bags must state somewhere on the box that they “meet ASTM D6400 standards for composting” and are “compostable.” Don’t be fooled by companies trying to sell “biodegradable” or “degradable” plastic bags—they do not meet state law requirements. Compostable plastic bags are usually clear or tinted an opaque shade of green, white or pink.
Another great option is to begin your own backyard compost. For simple instructions go to backyard composting.
Lawn watering uses a significant portion of our water supply. It is important that residents and businesses follow the City's Watering Ordinance. This allows Shorewood's water system not only an adequate opportunity to replenish the supply in the City's water storage tanks, but also ensures there is enough water for all uses, some of which include vital services such as firefighting.
The City's ordinance states that residents and businesses can water before 11:00 a.m. and after 4:30 p.m.
Fees for violating the Water Use Restrictions are determined by the number of water restriction violations issued to the owner and are as follows:
- First offense - $50 fee
- Each additional offense - $25 fee increase (e.g. 2nd violation $75, 3rd violation $100, etc.)
Water Use Restrictions are enforced from May 1st to September 30th and violators will be fined. No warnings are given for violation of the watering restrictions.
EXEMPTIONS - Private wells are exempt from the City ordinance, however, the City encourages homeowners to conserve their own water resources during peak daytime hours. Activities such as play toys, car washing, and hand watering of flower beds are also exempt, as long as the activity is attended.