2007 Apr
Focus on... Landscaping & Lawn Care

Landscaping
2007 Apr Getting Rid of Nuisance Plants

Springtime means many things—warmer weather, switching from clunky boots to sandals, picnics and baseball—but it also signifies the start of many weeks of arduous work toward the ultimate goal of creating a lush, beautiful turf. Unfortun…

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Landscaping
2007 Apr Protecting Plants from Bugs & Critters

They say nothing ruins a picnic like ants. And nothing ruins a lush, green landscape like swarms of insects and hordes of burrowing animals. With spring in full bloom, now is the time for co-op and condo association landscape crews …

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Landscaping
2007 Apr A Look at the Art of Landscaping

Just as she abhors a vacuum, Nature loathes lawn mowers, weed-whackers, pruning shears, hedge clippers…anything used to control the chaos she prefers. This state of overgrowth and disorder may be nature's default setting, but doesn't mak…

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Landscaping
2007 Apr The Value of Landscape Design

First impressions are vital in the search for a home. The landscape of a condo or housing association says as much about a community as its architecture. While the mere arrangement of shrubs may not seem like something that should be high o…

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Maintenance
2007 Apr Maintaining Fences, Decks & Siding

If you have lived through a New Jersey winter, you know that some mighty bad weather can hit the area—and it's not just people who suffer from it. When strong wind, heavy snow, rain, salt water and freezing temperatures arrive, they…

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Landscaping
2007 Apr The National Arbor Day Foundation

Since it was founded in 1972, on the centennial anniversary of the very first Arbor Day, the National Arbor Day Foundation (NADF) has been steadfast in its mission to "plant, nurture, and celebrate trees." The organization, …

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Maintenance
2007 Apr Getting to the Root of the Problem

Imagine how stark life would be without the sheltering beauty of trees. From the majestic architecture of large shade trees to the soft colors of spring blossoming ornamentals, trees are major contributors to our landscapes, and our…

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Q&A
2007 Apr Q&A: Wall-to-Wall Noise Solution?

Q A couple of our association members are complaining of noisy neighbors. There is an issue of some residents not adhering to the association’s rule that 80 percent of apartment floors must be carpeted. As a result, the board voted that…

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Q&A
2007 Apr Q&A: Too Many Pets

Q I live in a 100 percent owner-occupied condominium. Our bylaws and house rules very clearly state that unit owners may have no more than two pets, only one of which may be a dog. One of the unit owners (who is also a board member!) ke…

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Q&A
2007 Apr Q&A: Adults-Only Pool?

Q My client has children and lives next to their HOA’s swimming pool, which the whole family enjoys very much. In fact, they purchased the home specifically because it was next to the pool. Their association has since been turned over f…

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