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. 
151104 Native Area Maintenance Eblast

Phase 1 maintenance has been completed, mowing and line trimming.

Phase 2 mowing is completed in neighborhoods 8, 11, 12, 16, 36, 37, and 60.

Phase 2 line trimming is completed in neighborhoods 8 and 11.

The mowing crew is currently working on inbound side of Del Webb between Williams Drive and Berry Creek. We hope to have this area completed before the rain gets here.


This is the current map:


Thursday, October 29, 2015

151027 Eblast Fall Watering

After 6 inches of rain, and a cold front last weekend, we are finally experiencing some seasonally appropriate weather. It would not be unreasonable to consider turning the irrigation controllers off at this point; especially with more rain coming at us. As long as your sensors are working properly, the seasonal adjustment/water budget can be set to 50% with no adverse effects to the landscape. I have set the CA controllers to 50%, and they are turned off at this point. I will continue to monitor the weather forecasts. With current temperatures and humidities, a ½” of water per week is all that is necessary.


Another irrigation success story crossed my desk this morning. Rick Hutzler xeriscaped the back and two side yards of his house, and converted those 3 zones to drip system. The front yard was left as Bermuda, but he changed heads from spray to MP rotators, and eliminated redundant spray overs. His usage went from a collective zone usage of 89 gallons per minute to 30 gallons per minute. That’s a 67% decrease in irrigation usage. Congratulations Rick!!


Undoubtedly the lack of rain this year has contributed to the pace we are keeping with respect to the second round of maintenance in the native areas. Phase I has been completely mowed, and mowing of Phase 2 will begin next week. The line trimming however, is moving a fair bit slower. We are making a huge push on the line trimming this Thursday in an effort to get caught up to the mow crew.
Neighborhoods 52-57 and 59 have been mowed and line trimmed.

Our plan is to have neighborhoods 41-44, 46-51, and 62 line trimmed this week.


Here is the current map of what is completed:


Thursday, October 15, 2015

151015 Eblast

Round 2 of the Level 3 Maintenance commenced on Monday, October 5th. The property is divided into 3 sections, or phases, that are numbered in the order which we will proceed. This map shows the different sections as well as the path of the crew through completion.


We began in neighborhood 53, working our way down through the neighborhoods on the north and east side of Pedernales, in the following order: 54, 56, and 59. We will then cross Pedernales, and work the south and west side of the street accordingly: 58, 57, 55, 52, 51, and 50. Jumping back across Pedernales we will continue with 47, 62, and 46.

Neighborhoods 51-57 and 59 have been mowed. 53, 54, 56 and 59 have been mowed and line trimmed.
We’re moving at a “good clip” (Pun intended).