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Our Village Voice

        VOL. 32 NO. 4                                                                                APRIL 2021

      Spring Is A Good Time In South                                                                        Bill’s Box

      Florida To Spruce Up The Curb                                                                         By Bill Thompson

      Appearance Of Your Home!                                                                              More Changes
                                                                                                              Changes have been made
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      By Andrea Peralta                                                                                     of Directors and committees.
        The easiest face-lift you can give the                                                              Note
      exterior of your home is landscaping!                                                                   Front page articles are
        With sunny, spring weather upon us,                                                                 by board ACC committee
      now is a great time to beautify your flower                                                           members Andrea Paralta and Cindy Deem. These are
      beds and the curb appeal of your home                                                                 informative and helpful to all homeowners.
      which will provide you pleasurable outdoor                                                            Something I Read
      living in the upcoming summer months.                                                                   It was a Facebook repost that I will excerpt in the
        Southeast Florida is known for its                                                                  interest of length. Imagine a person saying, “Barely has
      beautiful environment. However, even the                                                              the day started and it’s already six in the evening. Monday
      most natural looking lawns and landscapes                                                             just arrived and it’s already Friday, and the month is
      take an extensive amount of work! Your                                                                over; the year is almost over, and X number of our lives
      property won’t turn into an outdoor haven                                                             have, and we realize the loss of parents and friends …
      on its own, which is why you need to be                                                               too late to go back. So, let’s try to enjoy the remaking
      vigilant with maintenance.                                                                            time. Keep looking for activities that we like. Smile at
        Here’s how: Refresh those planters.                                                                 the little things in life, and then continue with serenity.
      Breathe new life into that neglected                                                                  Let’s try to eliminate the ‘afters,’ as in, yes, I’m doing it
      landscape by mulching, pruning, planting                                                              after … I’ll think about it after … We leave everything for
      shrubs and flowers in your plant beds.                                                                later, ‘after.’ Afterwards, the coffee gets cold, priorities
        Cleanup such as weeding, leaf removal,                                                              change, health passes, the kids grow up, parents get old,
      branch and twig removal bring beauty to your landscape,     • Check irrigation system.                and promises are forgotten. Afterwards life ends. Then
      encourage growth and the health of your plants.      • Prune bushes and trees.                        it’s too late. Let’s leave nothing for later, waiting to see
        Don’t let plants overgrow and take over your lawn; trim and     • Clean gutters.                    you later … we can lose the best moments, experiences,
      maintain your plants. Use them to soften the edges of your home     • Re-edge and clean garden and flower beds.   best friends, family. The day is today; the moment is now.
      and blend in with the surroundings to have the maximum effect     • Redefine the borders of the lawn.   We cannot afford to postpone what needs to be done right
      in beautifying your landscaping.                     • Reseed or patch damaged areas of the lawn.     away. Do you have time to read this message and share?
        Tips for landscaping your Florida home in sunny spring:     • Aerate.                               Or will you leave it for later … after?”
        • Mulch is the best thing you can do for your plant beds. It     • Fertilize plants and sod.
      conserves soil moisture, influences soil temperature and controls     Although our winters aren’t as harsh as up north, Floridians   Bill’s Box on page 3
      weeds.                                             still look forward to the arrival of spring months to invigorate
        • Clear away leaves, branches, clutter.          their landscape.
      The Shores Spring Cleaning

      By M&H Pressure Washers                                                                                  Begins April 12,

      By Cindy Deem                                      need replacing. The reason being is that research conducted   Ends May 12
        By the time this is published most of you will have noticed   by scientists have proven that the live oaks are less likely
      our HOA has hired M&H Pressure Cleaning once again to   to lose limbs or blow over during hurricanes in comparison
      clean all our sidewalks throughout our community. Prior to   to other oaks. Proper care of trees which include expert
      our semiannual cleaning this past March, our street oaks have   trimming by an arborist will also help minimize damage as
      gone through their yearly process of shedding their leaves and   well.
      dropping their yellowish-beige, furry, wormlike danglers on     Our community playground referred to by many as the
      the ground. They are called catkins, more technically known   tot lot, should have also had a spring cleaning by the time of
      as aments. I am sure you all have noticed the yellow pollen   this read. The HOA is also working on a few maintenance
      all over the place. This also produces a stain which covers   upkeeps within the playground to keep everything looking
      our sidewalks and driveways. Once the pollen is released the   fresh and clean and hazard-free. So, if you have not lately, I
      catkin falls from the tree as well. This also adds to the mess.   hope you can find the time to go take a stroll or grab a book
      For those of you who are not aware we have two types of   at the tot lot and enjoy a read on one of the many benches
      oaks in our neighborhood. The laurel oaks and the live oaks.   provided and enjoy this beautiful neighborhood we all are
      We are slowly transitioning to all live oaks when the laurels   so blessed to live in.

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                                                                                                 Use 911 for emergencies only. Lock car doors.
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