Gladden Farms Quarterly Newsletter
October - December 2020
What a year 2020 has been so far! As we enter the fourth quarter of this challenging year your Board of Directors and CCMC Management team are pleased to bring you your first interactive electronic newsletter for Gladden Farms.

We hope that this email finds you and your family doing well, staying safe and enjoying your time home and in the community.
Kristina Allen - Community Manager
Lifestyle At a Distance

While we can't gather in large groups at this time, we can continue to live the Gladden Farms lifestyle. There are several fun activities included below that can keep you and your family active during this time of physical distancing. Be sure to stay tuned to our Facebook page and weekly Lifestyle E-News for more fun activities and events! If you have any ideas on fun, physically distant or small group games or activities please contact Kelly.
Brightview Landscape Services

Welcome BrightView Landscape Services to Gladden Farms

Your Board of Directors is pleased to announce that BrightView Landscape Services has been awarded a three year contract for the general landscape, turf and large scale tree maintenance throughout Gladden Farms effective October 1, 2020.

The Board thanks Northwest Landscaping for their years of service to the community and is excited to enact the detailed plans and cycle rotations proposed by BrightView.

If you would like to learn more about BrightView please click here

Backflow Insulation

You need to protect your above ground backflow preventer when the temperature drops below 32°F so that trapped water doesn’t freeze and expand which could cause severe damage to a $1,800.00 piece of equipment on your home. Only the homes with access to the nonpotable irrigation system have backflows needing insulation but all outdoor pipes should be insulated against low temperatures in the winter months.

All irrigation system backflow preventers have the same purpose: to keep water flowing in one direction and to prevent contaminated water in the irrigation system from reversing and entering your family’s potable (suitable for drinking) water supply and the city’s water supply.

please remember to purchase covers designed for backflow insulation instead of old clothing. Clothing may be readily available on hand but may not work to adequately cover your backflow equipment and protect your investment.

Thank you!
Winter is Coming…right? 

With the uncharacteristically dry summer we had, it’s hard to think the cooler weather will ever come. But it is just around the corner and many homeowners like to take advantage of the amazing weather to complete some maintenance and home improvements projects. Here are some reminders and tips for completing those. 

• Fall is the perfect time to plan for replenishing front yard landscape. The minimum landscape requirements for front yard within the community, unless a variance has been granted, are to have a minimum of two trees and five plants/bushes/shrubs planted in the front yard of the property. If your home does not meet the minimum requirements, please take a moment to review the Architectural Review submittal form, Design Guidelines and approved plant listing and leave sufficient time for the plans to be reviewed and still plant prior to the cold winter nights. Please remember that fruit bearing items are not allowed in the front yard as they attract wildlife. Also, the approved gravel color for front yards in the community is Santa Fe Gold. Some new or additional rock can be just the right touch to really spruce up your yard.

• With the holiday season creeping up on us, are there hopes for a trampoline under the Christmas tree? Or for dad to get that outdoor grilling area? Maybe mom wants a spa to have a place to relax? Please remember that any type of exterior improvement must be submitted for review prior to the project beginning. Architectural Review Committee submittal forms are available on the community website at as are the Design Guidelines which provide information on restrictions and required setbacks. This includes plantings, play equipment, security cameras, lighting, window screens, security screen doors, etc.

• Cooler weather means that oven mitts are no longer needed to touch the metal mailbox! The mailboxes in Gladden Farms are painted with Sherwin Williams paint in Industrial Formula Sure Color Marooned (#6020) and Industrial Enamel Leapfrog (#6431). This paint is available at the Sherwin Williams location on Orange Grove and I-10. The Sherwin Williams store can be reached at 520-575-0677. 

Your CCMC management team truly appreciates your efforts in maintaining your property! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact myself or a member of my team with any questions that you have!