Grounds

The HOA provides grounds maintenance services in the Village at Highlands in the following areas:

Shrub/tree maintenance

  • spring and fall clean-up
  • edging of shrub/tree beds
  • mulching of shrub/tree beds
  • weed control
  • fertilizing
  •  pruning of shrubs/trees as appropriate
  • pest control, as needed

Shrub/tree replacement at discretion of HOA

Turf management

  • mowing
  • pre-emergent weed control/fertilizing in spring
  • post-emergent weed control
  • lime application (pH control) as needed
  • core aeration and overseeding
  • fall fertilizing

For details on the exact services provided, please check the Covenants and contact the Grounds Maintenance Committe.

Important Requests

Bird feeders and fruit trees attract unwanted visitors including deer, bears, snakes and rodents. Sad but true - for a residential area such as ours, it would be in the common interest to remove these items, and we request that you do so.

James River’s crew is instructed not to take directions from homeowners in order to avoid miscommunication and misunderstanding.If you have any questions or problems relating to landscape maintenance, please email any Grounds Committee members.

HOA rules prohibit parking on the grass areas including the verges along the road side (Covenants IX.8.e). Cars parking on the grass verges damage the turf and exacerbate erosion along the road side.  The HOA invests a lot of effort and money to combat this problem.  Please request your visitors not to park on the grass verges.