HOA Landscaper Q&A Event
Thank you all joining us at our Q&A session with our HOA landscaper, Terracare. The presentation can be downloaded here which includes an overview of services and what owners can expect for maintenance this year.
You may also view a recording of the presentation here.
If you have any questions about the common area maintenance, please reach out to email@example.com.
Native Area Advisory
Please keep all motorized vehicles (quads, trucks, street bikes, etc) off of native common areas. There is substantial damage to our native areas due to homeowners riding vehicles, especially quads. These areas can handle foot traffic but are not intended for anything else. Any damages will require repair and reseeding at the cost of our HOA dues.
Please remind your family not to ride in these areas.
Stormwater Drainage Maintenance
Our HOA Landscapers will be performing routine maintenance on the storm drainage waterways throughout Crystal Valley starting on Wednesday, March 3rd (weather permitting). This work is required by the Town of Castle Rock to remove debris and repair pipes and hydraulic structures as needed.
Further information on these requirements can be found at: https://www.crgov.com/1796/Stormwater-Facility-Maintenance or on our landscape maintenance page.
If you have questions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dog Park Renovations Coming Soon
Our Dog Park is getting a dog-gone-it overhaul!
The Board approved a $42,000 proposal from Terracare for a massive renovation to our dog park.
The proposal includes new ground coverage that is pet-friendly and weed-free, additional seating areas, a small trail within the park for our humans and a new gated area for our landscapers to access the area for more efficient maintance.
Updates on this exciting and long overdue project can be viewed here anytime.
Mowing & Maintenance Schedule
While we all hope for and expect nice looking common areas, native grasses and construction don’t mix. It takes just a season or two for typical residential grass to establish itself while native grasses can take several seasons to recover when disturbed.
For native grasses to develop and spread to fill in bare areas and thicken up to choke out weeds, it must be allowed to seed before being cut. If we don’t allow this process by cutting too soon, our native grasses could actually get thinner and die out. This is why we wait to cut these grasses until they are 18 to 24 inches tall and seeds are fully formed.
The Landscape Maintenance calendar is available for reference. This year, native areas are scheduled for weed control spraying up to 3 times, as weather permits, beginning in June through November.
Maintenance calendar last updated June 1, 2021
Is your Evergreen turning Everbrown???
The Board has been advised by our new Landscape partner Terracare, that some of our pines and spruce within our common areas are infected with IPS and Pine Beetles. Terracare will be treating the pines throughout the HOA-owned common areas in the coming weeks.
If you're seeing brown tips on your pines, contact your local landscaper or a treatment service such as TruGreen, Great Western Tree Care or Knothead Tree and Lawn to help address the problem.
For any questions about this upcoming tree-tment (see what we did there?!), contact email@example.com.
Who Owns What?
The Board of Directors has been actively engaged in improving our common areas. There are many challenges and complications due to multiple owners of our common areas, and many of the areas around our community just don’t look very nice at times.
Please download the HOA Map showing HOA controlled areas. It should be noted that this map is always changing as new areas are transferred from builders and developers into HOA control, and that this map may not be 100 percent accurate. We will update as new sections are turned over to the HOA.
(HOA Map last updated September 2020)
There is continuing and understandable confusion about what open spaces and common areas the HOA does and does not control. If your specific area of concern is not clearly defined on the map, contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your question.
There are exceptions but as a ‘rule of thumb’, typically if a neighborhood is still being built out then the builder will generally control all the open spaces and common areas in and around the neighborhood. Areas not being built on yet by a builder, and surrounding open spaces, are generally controlled by a developer until a builder starts building homes. Unfortunately, until an area is conveyed to the HOA, the HOA does not have any authority, control, or leverage over that open space area. We are continually asking builders and developers to get things done.
Submit a Maintenance Request
Requests may be submitted by any homeowner to notify AMI and our HOA Landscaper of any issues within the common areas. This may include landscaping, irrigation, trash or pet station maintenance. You may track the progress of your request anytime by logging into the portal then select Maintenance.
Please complete the following form to submit a maintenance request.