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May 27, 2015 - Mukwonago was ranked No. 3 in a 2015 list of "Best Towns to Raise a Family in Wisconsin".  Congratulations!!!

March 12, 2015 - Spring is in the air -   Spring is now upon us and the snow has begun to melt.  Pretty soon we will see the sprouts of grass, the trees will awaken and the busy days of taking care of the lawn will begin.  But do you have the time you need to thoroughly take care of your lawn?  Let Envirocon Incorporate help you out.  We offer a wide range of services.  Call our office and inquire today.  Let us take away the stress of your lawncare that way all you have to do is enjoy the summer!

January 5, 2015 - Extreme Home Defense - Now that the holidays are over, the freezing cold has arrived with snow and ice. Are you prepared?  I found a wonderful article this past weekend that talked about icicles and wanted to share with our readers.  "Icicles – your first warning sign of a possible ice dam. Wintertime icicles may look charming, but they usually signal a serious — and potentially costly — problem. Often lurking behind that thick ridge of ice on your roof is a pool of melted water, hence the term ice dam. That accumulated water can work its way under roof shingles and into the home, causing significant damage to ceilings, walls, and floors. Additionally, the sheer weight of the ice dam often causes gutters and downspouts to pull away from the house, sometimes bringing the fascia boards with them. Preventing ice dams helps avoid damage and costly repairs"  For more on this and other helpful information visit http://bit.ly/HLfb_IceDam

December 15, 2014 - Prepare For The Holidays - The holidays are fast approaching and the question is, Have you completed all your holiday shopping?  Like many people, I have also saved some of my shopping for the last minute.  I have found a wonderful app that helps me keep my shopping trips to a minimum.  It is called Flipp.  You can find it on your google play store.  Flipp updates each day and shows you all the adds published by retailers such as Walmart, Shopko, JCPennys and Target.  With this app I am able to find what is on sale and great gift ideas.  Another great app to add to your collection is Target's Cartwheel.  With Cartwheel you can find items that are on sale, at it to your sale que and use the coupons during your checkout process.  For more information on these great apps, visit your google playstore.  I hope this helps you on your shopping trips as much as it has helped me!

November 13, 2014 - Prepare For Winter - Have you prepared for winter yet?  Here are 5 tips to help you prepare for winter.  Now is the time to prune.  Pruning to remove dead branches is an important step to improving safety  in high-traffic areas.  Lifeless branches are more susceptible to break and fall under the weight of the winter.  Mulch, Mulch, Mulch!  Mulch helps regulate soil temperatures to prevent freeze-thaw cycles, which can cause a young tree's roots to heave up out of the ground-creating an unstable and unhealthy condition.  Inspect!  Visually inspect all trees to determine if they've become a liability that needs to removed.  Brace for ice.  Trees most susceptible to ice damage are upright evergreens, such as arborvitae and juniper.  Fertilize.  Applying fertilizer to trees before winter will ensure they are ready for spring. 

November 4, 2014 - Winterizing - Winter is now upon us, have you thoroughly winterized your home?  MSN.com has some great tips to winterizing your home.  They suggest cleaning out your gutters, block and leaks in your home, make sure your insulation in your home is effective, check your furnace, double check your heating ducts and have them cleaned, face your windows if need be, clean out that chimney (if you have one), reverse your ceiling fan, wrap your pipes, and make sure to double check all your alarms in your home.  For more detailed information on what I listed, please visit MSN at this link:  http://realestate.msn.com/article

November 3, 2014 - FALL - Winter is fast approaching and the real questions is, Are You Ready??  Well, if not, we have your Winter Preparedness Checklist here!  Make sure you have your snow shovel, de-icing compound and waterproof floor matts.  Incase of an emergency, make sure you have plenty of food and water in your home.  Some other things to make sure you have handy:  Food that doesn't require heating or refrigeration, such as canned meats, soups and stews, cereal, and energy bars, manual can opener, paper plates, cups and plastic utensils,1 gallon of water per person per day (allow enough for four days), flashlights and batteries, battery-powered radio, battery-powered clock, cellular phone, first-aid kit (printable first-aid kit checklist), four-day supply of prescription medicines, blanket and cold-weather clothing for each family member, pet food and additional water for household pets.  Other items to make sure you have in your vehicle are: Bag of sand, road salt or non-clumping cat litter. The bag's extra weight means better traction, and the contents can be spread under slipping tires. Ice scraper Jumper cables, small shovel (to dig snow away from wheels, or scatter sand on roadway), tire chains (every driver should practice putting them on), flares or reflective triangle to warn other motorists if you break down, blanket, flashlight and batteries, gallon jug of drinking water, first aid kit.  One more thing you want to make sure is to check all your fluids in vehicle.

March 21, 2014 - SPRING - It is OFFICIALLY the 1st day of Spring!! Today is suppose to be a wonderful day so don't waist it!  Get outside and see what needs to be done around your house. Spring cleanups are getting underway and scheduling has already begun. Don't waist time, call us today to schedule your Spring cleanup!

March 10, 2014 - SPRING -Believe it or not, Spring is right around the corner.  It's so hard to get into that Spring mentality with all this snow still on the ground but it is fast approaching.  Have you thought about all the Spring cleaning you need to do?  Try Pintrest for some amazing Spring cleaning ideas!

February 25, 2014 - SCAM ALERT - I was reading this morning about a new scam alert on TMJ4 and I felt this was important to share with all of our readers. It reads, "Wisconsin officials warn of new utility scam. 

MADISON -- Wisconsin regulators are sending out a warning about an email scam that appears to be a utility bill.  The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection says it has received a handful of complaints from consumers who received a fake bill for utility services from "Energy Billing Service" or "Energy Billing System."  WE Energies has also informed the state that it has received complaints from more than 50 customers as well. The state agency says the fake bills often are for $500, $524 or $524.30. Those who receive it are asked to click on a link to view their most recent bill, an action that could unleash a virus or lead to a scam website to obtain personal banking information."  Please be aware of this new scam and if you see this make sure to report this right away!

February 13, 2014 - Warmer Weather - This winter has been long, cold and snowy!  But luckily we will see some warmer weather by next week.  Visit Today's TMJ4 for local weather updates!!

January 27, 2014 - Polar Vortex - This week will be another cold one with winter weather advisories issued for most of Wisconsin.  Most agree that this has been one of the coldest winters we have seen in many years.  The good news is we are halfway threw winter!!  For those of you who may wonder why we are seeing this extreme cold, we can blame the Polar Vortex.  What is a Polar Vortex??  The Polar Vortex is the pattern of winds around the North Pole.  The stratosphere is the upper middle part of the atmosphere, and is the level of the Jet Stream winds.  Colder temperatures in the stratosphere over the Arctic are associated with the positive phase of the Arctic Oscillation and are indicative of stronger polar winds.  For more information about the Polar Vortex, visit Discovery Channel.

January 14, 2014 - Ice Quakes - This winter season with all the snow and ice we have seen more and more, what the meteorologists are calling, ice quakes. What is an ice quake you might say?  Well an ice quake is a large crack in the ground and often a large boom is heard prior to the existence of the crack.  Unfortunately there isn't much you can do to prevent an ice quake.  Once the snow season has moved on you will be able to cover the cracks or contact someone who can come repair any minor damages you may have.  Major roadways are seeing the most of these damages and are working hard to cover cracks and pot holes.  Be careful while driving though because large pot holes can cause damage to your vehicle and tires.

January 3, 2014 - Car Care In The Cold - This year's winter season in Wisconsin has been one of our worst with record lows and wind chills reaching up to -47 degrees.  Many residence in Wisconsin have had a number of issues with their vehicles due to the increasing low temperatures.  Each year prior to the winter season, we should take extra care in winterizing our vehicles.  Things we should double check is our vehicle battery.  If it is 4 years old or more it would be best to have that replaced prior to the winter season.  Another major car care issue is making sure all of your fluids are full.  The best thing is to take your vehicle into your local mechanic and have them do a once over on your car.

December 2, 2013 - Midnight Magic - Mark your calendars for December 7th, 2013 for some fun in Mukwonago.  The parade will start at 3:00 PM  The parade will start from the Mukwonago High School parking lot, go east down Roberts Street, south on Meadow View, east on MacArthur, south on Highway 83 and east on Washington Avenue to the Library.  Then come join us at around 7:00 pm for the tree lighting and fireworks at 9:00pm.

November 27, 2013 - Thanksgiving -  On the eve of Thanksgiving, we at Envirocon would like to wish all of our customers, family and friends a wonderful holiday!!  What is your favorite part of Thanksgiving?  I enjoy a nice home made cranberry dish to go alone with a juicy and tender turkey.  Be safe this holiday and remember what Thanksgiving is all about!

November 25, 2013 - First Snow Fall - Our first snow has finally fallen and we at Envirocon, Inc couldn't be more excited!  Have you prepared your life for the upcoming snow season.  Some of the things you will want to consider is: have you checked and filled your tires, do you have blankets in your care just incase it stalls, make sure you have extra hat and mittens in your car, and always make sure you have a snow scrapper handy in your vehicle.  With snow comes ice and we at Envirocon, Inc want to make sure our community and friends are safe during this snow season!

November 15, 2013 - Winterizing - Winter is now upon us, have you thoroughly winterized your home?  MSN.com has some great tips to winterizing your home.  They suggest cleaning out your gutters, block and leaks in your home, make sure your insulation in your home is effective, check your furnace, double check your heating ducts and have them cleaned, face your windows if need be, clean out that chimney (if you have one), reverse your ceiling fan, wrap your pipes, and make sure to double check all your alarms in your home.  For more detailed information on what I listed, please visit MSN at this link:  http://realestate.msn.com/article

November 6, 2013 - Winter Safety - With winter coming, now is a great time to prepare for a snow emergency. We recommend the following items should be placed in your car incase you find yourself stuck in the snow due to inclement weather.  Flashlight, batteries, blanket, snacks, water, gloves, boots, first aid kit, jacket, fleece blanket, jumper cables, ice scraper and cat litter that can be used for traction.

October 8, 2013 - Plan Ahead - It is never to early to start discussing your landscape projects for 2014.  Last June we were flooded with calls regarding landscape projects.  Please start thinking about your projects now so we can get you scheduled before the rush.

June 4, 2013 - Mukwonago Farmers Market - Come check out local farmers at the Mukwonago Farmers Market, held Wedneday's from 3:00pm - 7:00pm.  Shop for home grown fruits, vegetables, flowers/plants, herbs, eggs, meats and so much more.
 

May 10, 2013 - AHHHHHHH, they're here! Yes, the mosquitos have arrived and you can expect them to be brutal by Memorial weekend.  Due to the record breaking rains we received in April, ground saturation has created numerous puddles of standing water...the prime breeding ground for mosquitos.  Protect your friends and family by spraying for these pesky bugs.  Your backyard will become the popular hanging spot this summer for your friends and NOT for the mosquitos!

April 23, 2013 - Water in Your Basement? With the great thaw happening outside, make sure your basement walls are dry inside. If you are noticing wet walls, then it is time to take a look at the grading of your property. Poor Grading leads to drainage issues which can cause significant damage to your home and property. Envirocon has equipment for both large and small grading projects. So whether you are repairing a current situation or grading for a new home, give us call.

April 10, 2013 -  This is the best time to control crabgrass and other annual weeds with a pre-emergent herbicide in the lawn, however,caution must be used if your lawn was seeded in the fall, or if you are planning on seeding in spring.

March 25, 2013 -  Spring Green up and Weed Control - Its a great time to treat ornamental beds with a pre-emergent weed control for season long weed control. Fertilizer is also crucial this time of year for an early spring green up.

March 22, 2013 - Importance of Spring Clean-ups - Spring clean ups can greatly increase the aesthetic value of your ornamental beds and lawn areas. Removing leftover debris such as leaves, brush, dead grasses, etc., allows your lawn to breath.  Some pruning and cutting of dead or broken branches may be required.

January 14, 2012 - Frigid temperatures have arrived.  How is your snow removal service provider handling the icy conditions?  Not happy with the current results?  Give us a call for a quote. 

December 3, 2012 - Holiday Gift Ideas - Can't decide what to get that tough person on your list?  How about a mosquito, free summer or a weed, free lawn?  Call us to obtain a gift certificate for services such as mosquito spraying, weed N feed, or weekly lawn service.  In essence you are giving the gift of time :-)

September 10, 2012 - Are you ready for snow season?  We have a great reputation in the snow & ice removal industry.  We service Milwaukee, Waukesha, and Walworth counties.

September 4th, 2012 - The Mukwonago Y is offically open!  We couldn't be happier.  A huge thank you to all who made it possible!

August 1, 2012 - BURNING BAN LIFTED - Burning bans have been lifted in the town of Mukwonago and East Troy.

July 7, 2012 - EMERALD ASH BORER - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has confirmed that the emerald ash borer has arrived in Mukwonago.  Click on the link for more information:

http://www.livinglakecountry.com/mukwonagochief/news/emerald-ash-borer-found-in-mukwonago-p75s096-160384775.html

July 3, 2012 - BURNING BAN - A burning ban has been put in place for Mukwonago, East Troy and many of the surrounding areas.

June 26, 2012 - SNOW REMOVAL REMINDER - The month of July is when we sign most of our snow contracts.  If you are in need of a contractor for snow removal and ice control for the 2012-2013 season, please give us a call.  Our clients will tell you that we are timely, efficient, and thorough.  Safety is our number one factor when is comes to snow removal.  We make sure your commercial lot and sidewalks are safe for visiting customers.

June 25, 2012 - HOT HOT HOT! - Looks like we could hit 100 degrees on Thursday.  Make sure you water your lawn this week and into next week expecially if you plan on shooting off fireworks in your yard. 

June 12, 2012 - Where's the Rain! - Time to do the rain dance!

June 5, 2012 - VOTE! - plain and simple.

June 4, 2012 - MUKWONAGO Y - We are so excited to hear that the Mukwonago Y is planning on opening September 4th!  Support the Y, because the Y is going to support Mukwonago and the surrounding communities in numerous ways!  Envirocon encourages healthy living.

May 31, 2012 - Never Too Early To Sign Snow Contracts - We have already begun solidifying our snow removal and ice control contracts for the 2012/2013 winter season.  Scared to change contractors?  Give us a call and we can give you a list of references.  Our current client list consists of condo associations, churches, medical buildings, schools and retail centers such as Barnes and Noble and Starbucks.

May 30, 2012 - Wisconsin Weather Roller Coaster - Looks like a cool, wet week which will be great for our lawns.  Remember, more rain may mean more mosquitos in a week or two.  Planning a party?  Call us and we will make your yard mosquito free for up to 30 days.

May 17, 2012 - GRASS:  HOW SHORT IS TOO SHORT? - When cutting grass you want to make sure that you do not cut it too short, risking the chances of damaging your lawn.  A good rule of thumb is to not cut more than 1/3 of the leaf blade.  If the grass is really long, you are better off doing two cuttings in a short period of time.

April 24, 2012 - WEED AND FEED - March and April are the key months to start your Weed and Feed program for your lawn.  Weed and Feed is the process of providing your lawn with nutrients for growth and herbicides for weed control.

April 17, 2012 - FALLEN TREES - Lost a tree or branch due to a recent storm?  Envirocon can often provide same day service to customers who need a tree or branch removed.

March 10, 2012 - SHORELINE RESTORATION - Each year shorelines can receive considerable damage due to the shifting, freezing and melting of ice.  There are many environmentally friendly solutions that can be applied to repair and restore your shoreline without causing damage to mother nature and Envirocon is one of the few landscapers in the lake country area that has the necessary equipment for the project.  By use of our barge, we can often reduce or eliminate the damage that occurs when trying to haul equipment and materials across your lawn.  In additon, the barge may allow us to greatly reduce the overall cost of the project.  So call your favorite landscaper today so you can be enjoying your shoreline by Memorial weekend.

February 15, 2012 - NEW LAWN INSTALLATION - Which method is best?  If you are searching for a landscaper to install a new lawn or repair your current lawn, you have three options to complete the task:  seed, sod, or hydroseed.

  • Seed - initially the least expensive of all the methods but requires a great deal of time and is very susceptible to mother nature.  Heavy rains can wash away your seed, birds can decide to setup camp on your front lawn and have a feast, and the sun can quickly dry out your seeds.
  • Sod - instant lawn but is the most expensive method.  May require a great deal of watering.  Good for small areas.
  • Hydroseeding -  economical, easy to care for, weed free, and resilient.  Seed, water, fertilizer and a fiber material are mixed together in a tank and then sprayed onto a prepared lawn using a hose.  New lawn growth is quick and healthy.  Excellent for large areas and hillside lawns.

January 25, 2012 - SNOW HAULING - Is snow piling up in your commercial lot?  Envirocon's snow removal services go beyond plowing and ice removal.  Envirocon has the equipment capable of hauling snow away in order to keep the traffic in your commercial parking lot running smoothly.  Big piles of snow means less parking, more traffic issues and the potential for accidents.  Keep your customers happy by keeping your lot safe and free of snow and ice.

January 9, 2012 - Landscape companies come and go annually, consequently it is imperative that as a consumer you need to research your potential landscaper for your upcoming project. Envirocon is a member of the Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association (WLCA) and the WLCA recommends that a consumer should ask the following questions when choosing a landscaper.

  1. Is the contractor insured?
  2. Does the contractor have references?
  3. Do they require a contract?
  4. Is the contractor a member of any business organizations such as the Better Business Bureau (BBB)?
  5. What certifications or licenses are necessary and does the contractor carry them?

January 3, 2012 - There are 2.5 months until we start our landscaping services for the 2012 season. As a landscaper serving Mukwonago, East Troy and the surrounding areas, we provide the following services: hardscape construction (retaining walls, fire pits, outdoor kitchens, pathways, etc), shoreline repair, ponds and waterways, lawn maintenance, lawn installation, tree installation and removal, and grading services associated with drainage issues and new home construction. Want an efficient and reliable landscaper? Give us a call so we can discuss your landscaping needs. We are currently scheduling jobs for the spring season.

January 1, 2012 -We at Envirocon would like to wish you all a Happy New Year. What an interesting winter it has been. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicted a colder and snowier winter season for 2011-2012, but it has been anything but that. Temperatures this morning were a bit chilly at 7 degrees, but looks like another warmup this weekend. If you are a snow lover, check out Alpine Valley Ski Resort in East Troy. They have done a tremendous job in bringing winter to Wisconsin.

September 30, 2011 - Congratulations Mukwonago!The goal has been met and the construction for the new "Y" has begun. This will be an amazing spot for people to gather and promote healthy living.