Homeowners are asked to submit requests for maintenance in writing to the Association office at 1165 St. Andrews Road (adjacent to the pond and tennis courts).
Special landscape requests such as no mulching or no spraying of areas must be made in writing to the Association. This also includes requests for no service in courtyard or pool areas.
Please note that during the year, the Association automatically schedules repetitive maintenance work such as gutter cleaning (spring and fall), fence and gate repairs (summer) and the cleaning of driveway and storm sewer inlets (spring). However, if you require service in any of these areas before the scheduled period, please advise the office as requested above.
All lawn areas will be mowed by Friday afternoon of each week, weather permitting. The grass height will be maintained at 2 1/2 to 3 inches and adjusted to 3 to 3 1/2 inches during dry periods.
All lawn areas will receive three applications of balanced fertilizer during the year (April, September, November).
All lawn areas will receive two applications of weed control (spring and fall) and one application of crabgrass control (spring only).
All bed areas will be edged twice per year (spring and mid-summer), using a steel blade edger. All beds will be cleared of surface debris, weeds, dead plants, sticks, etc. during the normal spring clean-up. The existing mulch will be fluffed, raked, and leveled to obtain a neat appearance. This work will occur during the normal spring clean-up. A pre-emergent, or equivalent, will be applied to control weeds.
Beds with less than two inches of mulch, or where washouts have occurred or soil exposed, will be mulched with double-ground oak bark mulch, as needed. Pine trees will not be mulched; needles will remain as natural mulch.
All bed areas will be weeded and surface debris, such as sticks, trash, etc. will be removed on the following ongoing schedule (8 operations):
Week of May 9, 2022
Week of May 23, 2022
Week of June 6, 2022
Week of July 20, 2022 - Mid-summer bed service
Week of August 8, 2022
Week of August 29, 2022
Week of September 19, 2022
Week of October 10, 2022
Also, during the spring clean-up and the mid-summer bed edging operations, the beds will be weeded, a total of eight operations per year.
Trees, deciduous and evergreen, up to eight-inch diameter trunk, will be pruned and trimmed according to sound horticultural practice. All shrubs and trees around each cluster will be pruned and trimmed each season on the following schedule:
All walks and curbs will be edged, using a metal blade edger, on the following schedule:
All foundation shrubs will be sprayed as needed to control insect and disease damage. Spring includes one dormant oil spray and three cover sprays for control of insects and disease. The ornamental trees and shrubs will receive a foliar feeding 20-20-20 with insect and disease control spray to promote healing. Trees in this category are defined as those that have a caliber of up to
12 inches in diameter.
Leaf removal and general clean-up will begin on or before November 1 and continue until all areas have been cleaned. Homeowners are responsible to remove their dead annuals from the mulched beds and remove all pottery and statuary for the winter.
The contractor or Association will apply lawn grub and insect control on 44 acres of fine lawn area during the season as required. The Association does not apply lawn fungus control due to the prohibitive cost.
Debris (branches, sticks, rocks, trash) on lawn areas will be removed by the contractor on a regular basis. The Association staff will also help in this area (minimum of 12 times per year).
The contract with the landscaper does not provide for watering of the lawns, shrubs and trees.
Watering is the responsibility of each homeowner.
The Association staff will water new installations for the first week. Due to manpower restrictions and the enormity of the task (watering 64 acres of fine lawns and over 5,000 shrubs and trees), the Association is restricted to minimum service in this area.
Homeowners may make arrangements with their private service personnel to provide this service.
Homeowners who request service levels exceeding this outline will be invoiced by the contractor for additional services.
The Association will seed bare spots in the courtyard/pool area lawns each spring. Homeowners are requested to assist the staff by watering these areas during reseeding and dry periods. If the courtyard/pool area lawn has significant turf loss, the Association may re-sod the area in the spring (April 1 to May 15) or fall (September 15 to October 15). However, courtyard or pool area lawns that have very shady conditions or have had a continued die back and loss will be cause for the Association to consider alternative courtyard surface treatments to reduce Association costs, i.e., river rock, mulch, etc. Courtyard/pool area lawns damaged by pets will not be replaced by the Association free of charge. Homeowners will be charged time and material for this work.
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