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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Mystery Rocks

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by Scott Templeton

Wiley

This morning a sight brought a smile to my face as Wiley and I walked the neighborhood trail between Seven Bar and La Sierrita. A mysterious miniature Frankenstein looked up from the retaining wall.

It has been happening for a while now on the walking trails of Seven Bar North. Random mysterious painted rocks ranging from inspirational to whimsical sea creatures and Halloween fare have surfaced on popular walking trails and main roads. Discovery of the always moving painted rocks is always a chuckle and laugh – sometimes they follow me down the trail a bit before resting in another spot.

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