Landscape

We have created this page to answer many of the most commonly asked homeowner questions.

This page covers the most common questions concerning landscaping.

To see the answers to the questions, just click on the “+” sign in the gray box at the beginning of the question.

To close the answer box, click on the “-” sign at the beginning of the question.

 

GENERAL LANDSCAPING QUESTIONS

Where Are The General Rules Governing Landscaping?

Please refer to page 12-13 of RLP Rules & Regulations for a complete list of the Landscape Rules

This can be found under Governing Documents at this link:  CLICK HERE 

May I replace plants around the exterior of my condo?

The common area around your condo is the responsibility of the HOA.

You may not replace or trim plantings.

You may, however, submit a request at the HOA office, or submit a request for changes on Town Square. https://app.townsq.io/login

 

What is considered “common area”?

  • “Common Areas” are the exterior boundaries surrounding each unit including the lawns up to the golf course “out-of-bounds” markers.
  • All of these areas including plants, trees, etc., are maintained by the Homeowner’s Association.
  • Homeowners may not fertilize, prune, transplant, plant or otherwise disturb the Homeowners Association plant materials in the common area.
  • The Homeowner’s Association has scheduled maintenance procedures for these areas.”
What area is considered the responsibility of the homeowner to maintain?

COURTYARD, ATRIUM, AND WALLED PATIO MAINTENANCE

These areas are the responsibility of the Homeowner to trim and prune all plant material within.

Homeowner’s trees, vines, shrubs, and plants which may come in contact with the fascia or roofs or threaten the roof are to be maintained at least 6 inches below roof fascia.

Plant material may not become overgrown, unsightly, a nuisance or grow over walls which adjoin another unit.

Plant material used as screens along the front of the patios is not allowed inside or outside of walled or un-walled patios.

Homeowners may select plant preferences within their courtyard and inside their walled patio area.

However, vines that adhere to any surface with tendrils of a vine in a bracing fashion or by clasping or cementing itself to the structure are not allowed.”

May I place potted plants “OUTSIDE” my patio walls?

Potted plants may not be placed outside the walled patios, open patios, or courtyard entrances decorative garden items, or bird feeders are permitted outside of patio walls.

No objects may be placed or hung within the Association Common areas.

May I request removal of a tree near my back patio which constantly drops leaves onto my patio?

No …. an established tree will be removed unless it is deemed to be dying, diseased, damaged, or fallen.

If the owner requests a tree replacement, owner must get neighbor approval and owner agrees to the costs for the replacement tree.

Neighbor and owner shall agree on location in writing.

May we pick the citrus fruit from the trees that are in the common areas?

Yes …. All citrus trees that are in the common area are maintained by the Association.

The fruit from these trees are for the enjoyment of all property owners

Who do I contact if I see landscape areas that need attention?
    • Log in to “TownSq.io” (click here) and submit a request for repair.
    • During office hours, you may call the HOA office at 760-568-6427.
    • If it is a major irrigation problem and outside of office hours, call Security (front gate) at 760-346-7155. They, in turn, will contact our landscape maintenance company which has a  24 hour emergency response team.

 

PATIO LANDSCAPING

May I plant some bushes in the area by my front doorstep?

If your unit has a front door inside a gated interior courtyard, you may landscape as you desire. However, the area outside the outside units (30s and 3,000s) is common area and is planted and maintained by the HOA. You may not add additional plants to common areas. In addition, you may not place planters and decorative items in these common areas.

May I place pots on my exterior back patio walls?

You may place up to 6 pots of uniform size and “earth” colors on your wall. They must contain live plants, not artificial plants. They will be removed if plants are dead or pots are empty.  You may not place decorative statues, lighting, decorations on walls, or bird feeders on or outside patio walls.

For more information, see page 12 of the rules regulations –> CLICK HERE

May I place potted plants “OUTSIDE” my patio walls?

Potted plants may not be placed outside the walled patios, open patios, or courtyard entrances decorative garden items, or bird feeders are permitted outside of patio walls.

No objects may be placed or hung within the Association Common areas.

May I place potted plants on my patio walls?

Potted plants ONLY are permitted on top of back patio walls and are not to exceed 6.

  • The pots are to be of uniform size, shape and recommended colors of terra cotta and earth tones as long as they do not detract form overall appearance of the common area.
  • All plant material must be maintained in attractive manner.
  • Pots with dead plants need to be removed from patio walls.
  • Imitation flowers/plants are not allowed on top of patio walls.