Hello Landfall Residents!
I hope everyone’s spring has been off to a wonderful start. As always, I want to begin by thanking you all for your continued support and patronage of the Landfall COA maintenance team. With that being said, I do want to provide everyone with a spring update.
As we all know, the past few months have been drier than what we have come to expect based on the amount of rain we had at the start of the year. For this reason, it is a very popular time to submit irrigation work orders. Please be aware that we are currently about four weeks out from the day the work is submitted, and in the interim suggest hand watering any areas that may be showing signs of drought.
As with most landscaping companies, this is the busiest time of the year for us, so please understand we are currently about three to four weeks out from submittal for most work orders including pruning, mulch, and weeding. More extensive work orders such as landscaping, sod, hardscaping, or drainage may be further out. Our team is working towards getting these completed as quickly and efficiently as possible. We are very sorry for the delay, and we appreciate everyone’s patience.
We had previously notified the community that the state of North Carolina has been experiencing a pine straw shortage. Our team has been working diligently to get quality pine straw delivered to us, and we are happy to say, that we have received deliveries. We are playing catch-up and are working towards completing our pine straw work orders as quickly as possible. Pine straw is available at a rate of $18.80/roll installed.
I also wanted to remind everyone that the ideal temperature for warm-season grasses is a combined day and night temperature of 150 degrees. Due to the cooler weather we have been experiencing, we have not met this consistently. This may result in your grass not greening up as quickly as normal, or not growing at a fast pace. This is normal and is not a result of poor maintenance. If you do notice any abnormalities in your yard, please contact our maintenance department and we will review it as quickly as possible. Please also be aware, that because of this, many sod farms are not cutting sod, and those work orders may also be delayed. The Fourth of July is typically the date to see your grass at its peak.
In other news, the Eastwood entrance project has begun. It is off to a great start, and we are excited to see the results. We will continue to update the community as the reopening date is finalized. We wanted to thank everyone for avoiding this area with both vehicular and pedestrian traffic. If you are walking on the cross-city trail in front of the Eastwood entrance, near the construction zone, please use extreme caution.
Thank you to all the wonderful residents of Landfall who help us keep this community a step above the rest!
Stephen D. Hughes
Chief Operating Officer