The Board of Directors has been actively working with
our landscaper to improve the grounds. We are drafting a
comprehensive master plan to reduce to the maximum extent
possible our reliance upon chemicals to keep our turf in
proper condition. We will follow only the best lawn maintenance
practices. The treatment earlier this summer was the first
step towards achieving a healthy and vibrant lawn in our
A 2nd treatment for broadleaf weeds and crabgrass is required.
The treatment will only be applied where needed (spot spraying).
The time to apply the treatment is late August. This will
allow time to seed and aerate in the fall. It is critical
to seed in the fall so the turf can develop a strong, healthy
root system. A healthy root system is the best defense against
new weeds. Aeration allows roots and soil microorganisms
to access a new supply of oxygen, while at the same time
relieving compaction and promoting good humus formation
and water absorption.
The landscaper that will do the work in late August is licensed
and bonded and complies with manufacturer's directions,
observing all recommendations and guidelines for application
and posting of signs. All products that will be used have
full government approval for use and will be applied at
the lowest rate recommended by the United States Department
of Agriculture. Information about the products to
be used can be obtained from General Manager Oriel Jimenez.
All residents will receive another notice as the application
date nears. If you have any questions, please
General Manager at 301-657-2683.