Annual inspections will take place June 1-5. If you see people walking around with clipboards and taking pictures, don’t be alarmed. Also, here’s a list of the most common maintenance and compliance issues.
Pool passes are still available next weekend (May 19-20). The pool will officially open on Saturday, May 26th at 11am. Weekend hours from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend will be from 11am to 8pm. While schools are in session, on weekdays, hours will be from 1pm to 8pm. Once schools are out on June 15, the pool will be open seven days per week from 11am to 8pm.
Genesis has been very busy lately! The large stump at the Duke of Bedford tot-lot was removed by the tree service, and Genesis has filled in the hole. The area was leveled and seeded, and broken and rotten timbers were replaced. The old timbers between Horseferry and Harleyford Cts. have been removed, and the depressions were filled in and covered with straw. The streets have been cleaned of sand and winter debris.
Our tree service, Growing Earth, recently completed an extensive amount of tree work throughout the community. The total amount of the proposal was $44,417. However, with the time and materials rate Growing Earth gives our community, the actual cost was $31,790 for a savings of $12,627.
The tree committee recently held a meeting where we discussed the walkabouts that are being done in preparation for our orientation walk with the arborist. The goal of this orientation walk will be informing the committee regarding tree care. Committee members were encouraged to bring cameras to take pictures of common area tree issues. Other walkthroughs will be scheduled in order to cover all of Deepwood. The Tree Committee has met off and on over the years, beginning in the early 1980’s.
Here’s a note from Linda Paine, Tree Committee Chair, on this weekend’s invasive plant removal day:
May 5, 2012 is Virginia Invasive Plant Removal Day. English Ivy is at the top of the list in Deepwood. However, there are a number of other invasives such as garlic mustard which produces a chemical that alters the soil and prevents other native plants from thriving. Any efforts to remove the invasives in our community are greatly appreciated.