As we move into August, DLC Resources is focused on protecting your landscape from both monsoon damage and the lingering summer heat. With most of the Ryegrass transitioning out, the summer Bermuda grass is filling in throughout your common areas. For any remaining bare spots, crews will continue to give extra attention through fertilization and irrigation to push growth in these areas, typically sloped or shaded places that receive less sunlight or water than turf in flat, open spaces.
Several monsoon windstorms have blown through the Valley lately, breaking numerous tree branches in your community. We trim the affected trees as needed and clean up the area. Unfortunately, ten trees were lost. (As a reference, Vistancia has over 7,100 trees.) We updated our GIS arbor inventory to provide vital information for future stump removals and replanting.
We are monitoring your irrigation system and have maintained increased run times as necessary for the warmer temperatures. In addition, our Water Department and local irrigation specialists carefully observe monsoon rainfall and on-the-ground conditions to deliver the right amount of water for your landscape. Thankfully, recent rains have allowed us to turn off the irrigation system for several days, saving water and reducing costs by as much as $10,000 for your community!
Crews have been performing routine maintenance, trimming any trees or plants encroaching upon sidewalks, walls or corners. Your landscape is still experiencing high levels of growth. Shrubs are pruned according to bloom cycle. Plant debris, spent blooms and bean pods are removed as we work around the community.
Our Special Projects Dept. is working on the poly to PVC conversion project in select common areas throughout the Village, replacing older poly piping with more durable PVC. Replacing the poly piping with stronger PVC pipe helps save money by reducing leaks, wasted water and eliminating redundant repairs. They are currently in the Silverado neighborhood.
Structural pruning helps trees have a better chance of surviving wind damage, although intense storms are always a threat.