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 www.gfcalifestyle.com 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!