Wednesday, June 15, 2016

160615 L3 Update

Over the years the perceived purpose for the Native Area Maintenance has shifted away from its original design. The mowing of the native areas, or Level 3 commons, is solely a means to minimize potential damage to homes, immediately adjacent to these areas, in the event of a brush fire. There are other benefits associated with the process, but they are not motivating or causal factors.

Our mowing team is sent out first, and will mow up to 30 feet beyond the property lines wherever possible. Trees, rocks, and ledges, do not always cooperate with this primary objective. We have a line trimming team that follows the mowers, and focus on those places the mowers miss or cannot reach. They can be 2 to 3 days behind the mowers.

We’ve completed the following neighborhoods:
38, 27, 13, 7, 1, 6, 5, 4, 3, and 2

These are the remaining neighborhoods and their projected order of completion:

Phase 1
35, 9, 10, 12, 60, 37, 36, 8, 11, 34, 15, 14, 33, 26, 25, 24

Phase 2

16, 28, 22, 23, 30, 31, 32, 41, 40, 43, 42, 44, 45, 21, 29, 20, 19, 18, 17, 46, 62, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59



Friday, June 10, 2016

160609 L3 Update

The Level 3 Maintenance is moving along and we’re starting to get into a groove. The team is mowing and line trimming a path up to 30 feet behind the resident property lines per Fire Wise guidelines.

We’ve completed the following neighborhoods:
38, 27, 13, 7, and 4

These are the remaining neighborhoods and their projected order of completion:

Phase 1
1, 6, 5, 3, 2, 35, 9, 10, 12, 60, 37, 36, 8, 11, 34, 15, 14, 33, 26, 25, 24
Phase 2

16, 28, 22, 23, 30, 31, 32, 41, 40, 43, 42, 44, 45, 21, 29, 20, 19, 18, 17, 46, 62, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59





The Water Matters Team is available to help familiarize you with your irrigation system. If you need help setting up your controller, or would like a complete and thorough evaluation of your irrigation system, send an email to WaterMatters@SCTexas.org , or contact your Neighborhood Representative. A Water Matters Ambassador will come to your home to assist you.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

160520 L3 Maintenance Plan

Weather permiting, we are planning to beginning our bi-annual maintenance of the Native Common areas the first full week of June. After much discussion, it has been decided that we will no longer be alternating our maintenance path through the campus. It will be consistent going forward. The only changes made will be to accommodate newly developed areas acquired by the CA. Below is a list of our neighborhoods and the order we plan to follow.

Phase 1
38, 27, 13, 7, 1, 4, 6, 5, 3, 2, 35, 9, 10, 12, 60, 37, 36, 8, 11, 34, 15, 14, 33, 26, 25, 24

Phase 2

16, 28, 22, 23, 30, 31, 32, 41, 40, 43, 42, 44, 45, 21, 29, 20, 19, 18, 17, 46, 62, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59



Thursday, November 19, 2015


The Phase 2 area is nearly complete, and we are hoping to begin Phase 3 as early as next week, weather permitting.

The mowing and line trimming have been completed in the following neighborhoods:
1-3, 5-6, 8 - 12, 17 -21, 29, 35-37, and 40 – 60.

We are currently working through neighborhood 4, 7, and 13, neighborhoods 27, and 38 will follow shortly.

The remaining neighborhoods are in Phase 3, and we will begin them in a couple of weeks, starting with neighborhoods 24, 25, 26, and 33.


Here is the current map of our progress:


Thursday, November 12, 2015

151112 Native Area Maintenance Eblast

For the most part the weather has been cooperative with the second maintenance round this year.

The mowing and line trimming have been completed in the following neighborhoods:
8 - 12, 17 -21, 29, 35-37, and 40 – 60.

We are currently working through neighborhoods 1 -7. Neighborhoods 13, 27, and 38 will follow shortly.

The remaining neighborhoods are in Phase 3, and we will begin them in a couple of weeks, starting with neighborhoods 24, 25, 26, and 33.


Here is the current map of our progress:


Wednesday, November 4, 2015

151104 Eblast More Rain on the Horizon


I hope that everyone is adjusting to the recent time change, and that your irrigation controller clock was set accordingly. It’ll probably be another week before my body clock is acclimated. We appear to have entered a wet cycle of weather, and I hope that all controllers are turned off at this point. The current temperatures, rainfall, and humidity preclude the need to run any irrigation systems.