Landscape and Maintenance Committee Summer News

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Our landscaping company, Yellowstone, works the following schedule: 
Growing season – March through October:  Property will be treated on a three-week cycle.
                       Week 1            Both sides of Seven Bar 
                       Week 2            Both sides of Sierrita 
                       Week 3            Westside Blvd and all the trails
Non-growing season – November through February: Property will be treated on a five-week cycle.  
                      Week 1            West side of Seven Bar 
                       Week 2            East side of Seven Bar 
                Week 3            West side of Sierrita  
                      Week 4            East Side of Sierrita  
                      Week 5            Westside Blvd

The cobbles, stone, and stabilized crusher fines on the re-constructed walking trails worked as designed during the one-half inch plus rainstorm that occurred on July 17th.  There was no major damage to the walkways. The five small areas that sustained some washing away of the surface crusher fines were quickly repaired by the Yellowstone crew when they arrived on-site the following Monday.

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Currier Way

John Currier

John Currier has been a resident of Seven Bar North since July 2000. He is also the longest serving volunteer for the HOA. John has held almost every role in the HOA since the developers turned the HOA over to the community during the winter of 2000. He served as a Board Member from 2005 through 2016, but his true passion is the landscaping. John established our Landscape and Maintenance Committee in 2001 and still serves as the team’s chair. He has also volunteered for the Compliance and Architectural Control teams.

In recognition of John’s dedication to the Seven Bar Community, the HOA is renaming our walking trails to ‘Currier Way’ and mounting signs signifying this where the trails cross La Sierrita and Seven Bar North. The timing seems appropriate since John and the Landscape Team (John and Dubra Karnes-Padilla) just finished managing the two-year project to refurbish all four sections of our trail system which look wonderful.

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John Currier has been a resident of Seven Bar North since July 2000. He is also the longest serving volunteer for the HOA. John has held almost every role in the HOA since the developers turned the HOA over to the community during the winter of 2000. He served as a Board Member from 2005 through 2016, but his true passion is the landscaping. John established our Landscape and Maintenance Committee in 2001 and still serves as the team’s chair. He has also volunteered for the Compliance and Architectural Control teams.

In recognition of John’s dedication to the Seven Bar Community, the HOA is renaming our walking trails to ‘Currier Way’ and mounting signs signifying this where the trails cross La Sierrita and Seven Bar North. The timing seems appropriate since John and the Landscape Team (John and Dubra Karnes-Padilla) just finished managing the two-year project to refurbish all four sections of our trail system which look wonderful.

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LANDSCAPE AND MAINTENANCE COMMITTEE

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Our landscape maintenance contract has been renewed with Yellowstone.  The work schedule will remain the same as noted below:
 Growing season – March through October:  Property will be treated on a three-week cycle.

  •    Week 1 –              Both sides of Seven Bar
  •    Week 2-               Both sides of Sierrita
  •    Week 3-               Westside Blvd and all the trails

Non-growing season – November through February: Property will be treated on a five-week cycle.

  •   Week 1 –          West side of Seven Bar
  •   Week 2 –          East side of Seven Bar
  •   Week 3 –          West side of Sierrita
  •   Week 4 –          East Side of Sierrita
  •   Week 5 –          Westside Blvd

Reconstruction of all the walking trails has now been completed. 

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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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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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