Why So Many Weeds?

Although the wet winter and cool spring has kept our irrigation costs low, it has taken a toll on the general appearance of the landscaping. Weeds love rain! The turf grasses in the Village thrive in warm seasons and, because damp and cool conditions have continued, the grass has remained dormant while the weeds have flourished. 

The Landscaping Services Department is aware of these issues and is continuing to take additional steps to catch up on all the work necessary to make the Village look beautiful again. The department has contracted additional workers to help staff crews cover more area at a quicker pace. 

To date, crews have treated 11 acres of turf (479,160 square feet) for broadleaf weeds and completed 172 lawn reseeding requests in addition to reseeding areas as the regular maintenance scheduled work is completed. 

Please keep in mind, even with additional crews, staff has over 650 acres to cover, and it will take time to catch up. Please be patient and thank the crews as they work extra hard to make the Village landscaping beautiful again. 

United Mutual members are welcome to attend the upcoming United Landscape Committee meeting, scheduled for Monday, June 26, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Community Center board room (24351 El Toro Road).   

Third Mutual members are welcome to attend the upcoming Third Landscape Committee meeting, scheduled for Thursday, July 6, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Community Center board room.   

Members also are invited to submit comments by emailing meeting@vmsinc.org any time before or during the meeting. Include your name, unit number and the meeting on which you’re commenting in the email subject field.  

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