As a reminder, all holiday decorations should be removed from view by the end of the month, January 31. This includes lights, garland, yard signs, window decals, etc.
1st Quarter Assessment Extension
Since Q1 Assessment Statements were mailed out at the end of December, instead of early in the month, the due date has been extended. For the 2019 1st Quarter Assessment, all payments
must be posted to your account by
February 15, 2019 to avoid late fees. Please be aware that we recommend allowing a minimum of 10 days for processing, so please make every effort to make your payment by the end of January to be safe.
It’s easy to forget during these cold, wet months that landscaping requires attention year-round. Taking some extra steps now can help make your spring and summer months much more bearable! For instance, did you know that January is actually an excellent time to prune shade trees? Doing so can help shape or remove damaged branches, and can remove lower branches for better sun penetration to your lawn. (Keep in mind that “topping” is not the same as pruning!) It’s also a great time to prune your evergreen shrubs to help them maintain their natural shape and prevent overgrowth.
Also, if you’re starting to see any clover, henbit, dandelions, or chickweed, you may need to consider applying broadleaf weed killer (but make sure the weather has warmed a little bit more and that it’s dry!).
As always, if you’re unsure of what your yard is needing, consult with a professional landscaper who can determine what’s best for you and your lawn.