Spring is finally here! Our landscape company, Genesis, has been hard at work cleaning up the winter debris and mulching. The grass has already been mowed three times thanks to all of that moisture we received this winter. Liming of the grassy areas has been applied. A big Thank You to Genesis for coming in several Saturdays in order to get the work done.
Thanks to Janet Day for bringing this to our attention. Fairfax County will be performing document shredding and waste collection during these special events in April-May:
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Document Shredding
North County Governmental Center, 12000 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, VA
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Reston South Park & Ride Lot, Intersection of Lawyers Road and Fox Mill Road, Reston, VA
Attention all Deepwood Residents: Despite the remaining piles of snow that just might take months to melt, we must forward our clocks, so that means Spring has sprung! As we have hopefully shoveled our last pile of snow, the Architectural Control Committee (ACC) joins Deepwood Residents in looking forward to the fresh renewal that Spring brings; warmer air, blooming flowers and tree buds, outdoor activities and home improvement projects.
The latest snow, ice and very cold temperatures makes it difficult to think of Spring but the planning of projects in Deepwood are ongoing. Kate Davidson, our Landscape Architect, has attended several board meetings and provided her suggestions for Deepwood. In addition, those plans were on display at the 2013 Annual Meeting. She has narrowed the scope of work to include priority areas based on liability to the Association and erosion of the common ground. Kate has included plans for curb appeal which is necessary with any aging community.
On Thursday, the Deepwood Social Committee judged holiday decorations for this year’s contest. It was a very close matchup with many homes doing a wonderful job decorating. Now here are the results!
Special thanks are due to the following individuals for their contributions to the Deepwood community. If you have suggestions for neighbors who deserve a shout-out in the next newsletter, please contact Deepwood Communications:
- Joan and Ted Thayer for their continuing support to the community. Joan and Ted were awarded the Hope Anderson Citizen Award this year by the HOA Board.
- George Paine and Dennis Wisler for reinstalling the bulletin board at the pool house.
- Janet Day for contributing $1130 for stump grinding, plantings of two mature hollies, and mulching on common ground as approved by the Board. This is the second time Janet has generously contributed funds for a board-approved project.
- G RamosCarr, Jason Oh, Will & Jack Seifert and PJ Worosz for placing sand barrels in the courts ahead of today’s snow. Continue reading “Neighborhood Applause – December 2013”
In late 2012, the Landscape Committee asked the Board to approve an update to the plans provided several years ago by our landscape architect, Kate Davidson. As our community ages, changing conditions require updated plans to meet those changes. Kate provided an updated contract, which the Board approved.
Kate Davidson and Wes Schroeder walked the community in February and noted a number of areas that needed work to address erosion and safety issues and to update the appearance of the common ground.
Please remember to seal the top of trash bags when you put them outside for pickup. Residents have noticed animals emptying the bags before they get picked up, which makes for quite a mess. Also, a special thanks to Deepwood resident Joanna Skinner for revising the Deepwood Trash Policy with updated recycling info. The latest policy can be found here:
Again this year, NRP conducted Deepwood’s property inspections and letters were sent out in late June to homeowners with items to modify. The ACC thanks all homeowners and renters who are maintaining their homes, as this contributes to our community’s increasing property values! Should you have a concern about another Deepwood property or a Deepwood common area, please contact our property manager at NRP, Wes Schroeder, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flying food as seen by two indoor cats in Deepwood:
Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper’s Hawk, Mourning Dove, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Pileated Woodpecker, Blue Jay, Crow, Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Catbird, Red-Breasted Nuthatch, White-Breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Carolina Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Eastern Bluebird, Hermit Thrush, Robin, Mockingbird, Brown Thrasher, Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Eastern Towhee, Chipping Sparrow, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Fox Sparrow, Song Sparrow,White-throated Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Cardinal, Grackle, Cowbird, House Finch, Pine Siskin, Goldfinch, House Sparrow, Great Blue Heron to name a few. And, don’t forget the flying squirrels we see at night feasting at the peanut feeder.