This was not a small decision as the landscaping contract is over half of our operational budget, and perhaps the most significant benefit for keeping our community in top shape, especially since it covers much of the private yard maintenance as well.
- (We are all still responsible for weeding and repairs.)
The Autumn Walk HOA Board decided to competitively bid out the landscaping contract last year, and with the assistance of our Community Manager April Day obtained multiple proposals.
After reviewing the proposals and checking their prior work in other communities, the Board decided to switch to Johnson Lawn & Landscapes effective January 1, 2019.
- Because the price was competitive, we also decided to add a light, second Fall mulching to replace the mulch washed away after the major Spring Clean-Up.
- They will also cover contingent (i.e., if needed) snow removal in the common areas during the winter season.
We are monitoring the contract closely, but so far we feel Autumn Walk has received excellent service this year.
We have gotten feedback from some residents that the Spring Clean-Up was done very well and that overall their houses (and our neighborhood as a whole) have never looked better!
They also provided new plantings on the Autumn Walk monument sign and we were pleased when they added netting to protect the flowers from vermin.
They are also now into the core maintenance season, and have they treated our lawns and trimmed all of the bushes and trees.
They have also been on a regular mowing schedule once a week for the past 4 weeks, keeping our lawns in excellent shape throughout a vigorous growing season with a good amount of rain.
If you have any feedback (both positive and negative) please let us know in person or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our goal is always to serve the community and help keep our property values up!