Landscape Maintenance

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A NEW Landscape Maintenance contract was put out for bid in February.  Previous contracts had the maintenance being done on a five-week rotation.  Five weeks proved to be too long between treatments.  Weeds were large and plentiful and shrubs grew out over the sidewalks.  The new contract calls for a three-week rotation during the growing season (March through October) and a five-week rotation during the non-growing season (November to February).  Based upon this summer’s results, three weeks provides ample time for the crew to address the weeds and shrubs and keep the HOA looking good.  With the weeds and shrubs not growing during the winter, the crew should be able to maintain the property on the five-week schedule with less cost to the HOA.  

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HOA News and Planned Development

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Scott Templeton, HOA Board Chair
The last three months of Covid closures and pandemic social distancing have certainly been an interesting time period here in Albuquerque. In our neighborhood it has led to a daily sight of residents walking for exercise, strollers out in the warm afternoon and the sound of children laughing and playing most afternoons. All wonderful activities in Seven Bar North that sometimes get lost in the hustle and bustle of daily life. During our walks, Wiley and I have seen the painted message rocks and chalk writing on the sidewalks with encouraging words. They bring a smile to my face. A big Seven Bar North ‘Congratulations’ to all our graduates – the car parades through the neighborhood have been a nice celebratory activity!

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Trail Re-work

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John Currier, Landscape Committee Chair

The HOA is continuing to re-work the trail system.  In 2019, the section of trail from Black Arroya to Farola was re-worked.  Dead and dying shrubs were removed and replaced with new trees and shrubs.  Stone was placed between the trail and the block wall replacing the crusher fines.  The larger stone provides protection of the soil from heavy summer thunderstorms and reduces the chance of erosion. 

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