Reminders for Spring

Our snow removal contract with Environmental Enhancements runs from November 1 to April 30.  We hope the snow during the week of March 13th ends the need for further snow removal this spring.

In our winter newsletter, we announced that Fairfax County would be imposing stricter guidelines for Yard Waste effective March 1st.  At that time we were advised that Yard Waste would only be acceptable in compostable paper Yard Waste bags or gray plastic containers marked "Yard Debris Material".  Since that time, Fairfax County has postponed implementation of that requirement indefinitely.  We will continue to monitor the county’s plans and will alert residents accordingly.

Other considerations for spring – it is a busy season for the landscape contractor in the common area – including the spreading of fertilizer, weed killer, and other potential hazards to pets and children.  By state law, contractors are required to post “chemical treatment” signs in areas to be treated – 48 hours in advance of treatment.  Please observe those signs and keep children and pets off the treated areas for at least 24 hours after treatment.

Spring is prime time for gardening, planting, and digging.  Before your dig, call 811, the national “Call Before You Dig” phone number.  This will start the process of marking underground utility lines in your yard or garden.  The service is free.