Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Autumn Walk Spring Clean-Up

The Annual Spring Clean-Up was finished today!

The Autumn Walk Spring Clean-Up is a valued benefit of our landscaping contract. In 2013 we extended the contract for maintaining the Common Areas to cover our private yards as well.

Although this resulted in our HOA fees rising by $15/month, we have been able to keep dues stable for the past 5 years even as the cost of the contract has risen slightly with inflation each year, while still practicing sound financial management.

As a reminder, the contract now covers mowing and trimming of our yards throughout the Summer, as well as a one-time Clean-Up of all houses in the late Winter and early Spring, and three leaf removals in the Fall.

(The rest of the year we are all responsible for pulling weeds in our front yards, trimming our bushes, and other maintenance.)

This year, the schedule of services for the Clean-Up has been:

  1. January 31st:
    1. Completed leaf removal from the Fall
    2. Trimmed shrubs in Homeowner yards and Common Areas

  1. March 14th:
    1. Edged the flowerbeds

  1. April 9th:
    1. Remulched the flower beds

  1. April 10th:
    1. Lawn treatment (pesticide applied)
The crepe myrtle trees on the islands are also due for a trimming that is not covered by the contract (needed every 3-4 years to ensure the trees are healthy) and we have requested a quote from our landscaper.

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