All landscaping, including natural areas, shall be maintained in a neat and attractive condition.
Per ACC Design Guidelines and Rules, minimum maintenance requirements include:
Regularly scheduled mowing
Pruning trees and shrubs
Removal and replacement of dead or dying tree/plant materials
Removal and or elimination of weeds and noxious grasses
Shrubs and Trees
Trees shall not be cut down or removed without prior approval of the board unless the tree is less than 2" in diameter as measured one foot above the base of the tree. Removal of shrubs of significant size should also be pre-approved.
Storm Drains (Culverts)
Homeowners shall maintain storm drain areas and keep them free of any obstructions including shrub overgrowth and/or weeds.
Culverts shall be collared with metal or concrete.
Ditches and Easements
Ditches, ditch easements, and drainage easements must allow a free flow of water. No obstructions may occur in such areas including shrub/weed overgrowth.
Homeowners with properties adjacent to common areas are kindly asked to regularly keep tree and shrub growth trimmed to facilitate mowing operations.
Environmentally-Friendly Weed Killer
Combine in a sprayer of your choosing:
Industrial/agricultural strength vinegar, which has 30% acidity (grocery store vinegar is 5%)
A squirt of dishwashing liquid (this helps the solution stick to leaves)
Some table salt to help make the solution even more toxic to leaves
You may choose to dilute the solution slightly with a splash of water.
Caution - 30% vinegar is quite strong and can cause eye and skin irritation. Use reasonable caution when applying.
30% vinegar can be purchased through Amazon or at Flower Bin in Longmont.