2013 April
Focus on... Landscaping & Lawn Care

Landscaping Keeping the Grass Greener
2013 April Keeping the Grass Greener

Florida is known for sunshine, palm trees, and sandy beaches. At first glance, lawns and lawn care, outside of luxurious golf courses, may seem to be non-issues for many Floridians. But step away from the beaches and Floridians, like m…

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Landscaping Invasive Species
2013 April Invasive Species

 Australian pines are a cause of contention in River Bridge, a planned community  of 1,100 homes in the City of Greenacres in Palm Beach County. Some residents  want these trees removed; others defend them.    The River Bridge Prope…

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Landscaping The Irrigation Situation
2013 April The Irrigation Situation

 One of the things that attracts people to a condo or HOA are the beautiful  grounds and lush landscaping that surrounds the property. Because of the  topography of Florida, depending on where a home is located, water could be  plentiful o…

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Landscaping The Grand Design
2013 April The Grand Design

 Whether you live in a towering high-rise or a sprawling suburban development,  landscaping not only helps a condo or HOA increase and retain property values,  but has a positive impact on residents themselves—beautiful, functional green s…

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Management Artful Dodger
2013 April Artful Dodger

 The signs “Post No Bills,” “Active Driveway” and “Alternate Side Parking” are all fairly common and relatively self-explanatory in urban settings. Other equally common signs we see in suburban communities throughout the U.S.  related to p…

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Design Splish-Splash
2013 April Splish-Splash

 Whether indoors or out, few design elements are as dramatic and arresting as a  waterfall, water wall, Koi pond, reflecting pool or statuesque fountain. These  water features add beauty and value to any property or building, whether they …

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Q&A: Can You Hear Me Now?
2013 April Q&A: Can You Hear Me Now?

Q Our downstairs neighbor's children always have the TV turned to an extremely  loud volume. Our condo building is older and everything can be heard from  below. We have tried to resolve the issue peacefully and spoke to them to turn  it …

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Q&A: Let's Go to the Videotape
2013 April Q&A: Let's Go to the Videotape

Q Are there any restrictions or rules in Florida that would permit videotaping of  condo board meetings? Is it legal? If taping is permissible, do the parties in  the room being taped have to be told of it beforehand?    —Camera-Shy …

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