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Watering

Water your lawn on a regular basis. Watering regularly not only helps your lawn but also keeps the unstable Texas soil moist, which protects your homes foundation from severe ground movement that results from dry soil.

Water in the early morning. This allows efficient watering yet allows your lawn to dry out, preventing mold and lawn diseases. A Schedule of 10-15 minutes per zone (fixed spray heads) and 20-30 minutes per zone (rotary heads), 3 times a week is usually sufficient in the Summer months.

Fertilizing

Fertilize with a pre-emergent, such as Halts, in the early Spring (February) to eliminate any early weeds.

Use a weed control fertilizer in the late Spring (April) to attack any weeds that may have emerged.

A bug control fertilizer in the early Summer (June) will prevent grubs and other bugs from destroying your lawn.

Use a general fertlizer toward the middle of the Summer (August) to give your lawn that extra boost.

Apply a winterizer in the late fall (October) to help control weeds and give your lawn protection for the winter. This will give your lawn an early boost in the Spring as well.

Miscellaneous

If not done in the Fall, trim your lawn close to the ground in the early Spring to eliminate dead thatch.

Mow your lawn high in the hottest part of the Summer. (July/August) This will allow the lawn to shade itself resulting in less water useage and a greener lawn.

 

Landscape Committee

The Landscape commitee is responsible for keeping an eye on the landscape areas (common areas and homeowner lots) located within our neighborhood. We then provide our suggestions to the Board of Directors so that appropriate changes can be made or actions taken.

The common areas that our neigborhood HOA is responsible for are as follows:

  • Entrances - North and South ends of Browning Drive
  • Browning Drive - Both sides of the street between the two entrances.
  • Valley Ridge Blvd. - The green areas on either side of the Browning entrance between the perimeter wall and Valley Ridge Blvd.
  • Retention Pond - This is the area located in the South East corner of the subdivision.
  • Greenbelt - This is the walkway that intersects the subdivision on the West side of the Browning split

All other areas are either homeowner lots or park areas maintained by the Town of Flower Mound.

Helpful Hints

We would like to offer some helpful hints and some general guidelines. These guidelines are only suggestions, but will give home owners a general idea of the types of things we, as a committee, will be looking at. These guidelines will also help our community to achieve a consistent perception of beauty year in and year out!

Mowing

Keep your lawn mowed during the Spring and Summer months. Most lawns in this area require a mowing on a weekly basis, sometimes more frequent than that. Height is discretionary, some home owners like their lawns short, some longer. The difference between a mowed lawn and an un-mowed lawn is obvious, a height over 4-6 inches is usually unsightly and will not be considered within code.

Overseeded winter lawns will need to follow this guidline year round.

Trimming / Edging

Trim/Edge your lawn and landscape items regularly. It is expected that all sidewalks and drives are to be edged. Most burmuda lawns begin to look shabby after about two weeks as they tend to crawl onto sidewalks and drives. Other grasses may require edging at different schedules.


Above - Edging Unacceptable


Above - Edging Acceptable

Trim your lawn as it meets up to walls, fences, trees and other areas that your mower can not get to. This usually requires attention every time you mow in order to look its best.


Above - Trimming Unacceptable


Above - Trimming Acceptable

Trim your bushes, hedges, trees and other landscape items regularly. These items all grow at different rates throughout the year. Use common discretion to judge when these items need attention.

Weeds

Keep your lawn and shrub/flower beds free of weeds and spreading grasses. Pull any weeds and grasses that may emerge throughout the year. A regular schedule of fertlization will prevent most weeds, however nothing will get them all. They are annoying and ugly, lets keep them out of our neighborhood.


Above - Beds Unacceptable

Clean up

Keep your property clean. Make sure to sweep up or blow all grass clippings, leaves, garbage etc. after you mow. No one likes to see grass covered sidewalks nor do they want it blowing onto their property. Pick up any garbage that occasionally lands on your property. This includes the street in front of your home, if everyone pitches in and takes care of their small part, it will be easy work for us all.


Above - Clean-up Unacceptable


Above - Clean-up Acceptable

Trash Bins

Keep your trash bins out of the street except on trash day. Please place your bin on the street the night before and remove it the evening after pick-up. Trash bins should not be viewable from the street when put away, place them either in the garage, behind a fence or wing wall out of sight.

 

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