2021 Watson Run HOA Seasonal Lawn Care & Landscaping The 2021 Lawn Care & Landscaping season is upon us. For the third consecutive year, these services will be provided by Dooley-Pyne. Included in this packet is some helpful information regarding the season including the tentative monthly plan for mowing and lawn treatment. Dooley-Pyne is scheduled to be in Watson Run on Mondays and Tuesdays, weather permitting. They hope to begin the first of four rounds of turf treatment during the week of March 29th, weather permitting. The first two turf treatments include a pre-emergent to control stubborn weeds such as crab grass. It is important to note that if you are planning to plant grass seed in your yard and have not already done so, the pre-emergent will prevent seed from germinating unless you add a layer of topsoil that is sufficient to dilute the pre-emergent. It is probably still advisable not to plant grass immediately before and during the Round 1 and Round 2 turf treatments. This year the board has approved an additional treatment for Nutsedge, a very invasive species that has been prevalent in Watson Run for several seasons and has continued to spread. Although it looks like light-colored wide blades of grass, it is really a lawn pest and chokes out the good grass. We are proposing to have Dooley-Pyne apply the treatment for Nutsedge in conjunction with Round 3 of their regular lawn maintenance program, scheduled for early June. Planting of new grass seed should not be done immediately before or within several weeks of the Nutsedge treatment.Please note that this treatment will be applied on all properties and common areas without exception. Those residents who opt out of other services will be required to accept this treatment since the Nutsedge from an untreated property can easily migrate and re-infest lawns that have been treated. We are hoping that a single treatment will eliminate this invasive lawn pest; however, a second application may be needed in the future. In past seasons, homeowners have submitted requests to opt out of some or all of the lawn treatments, mowing and/or seasonal pruning of plants. If you previously opted out of services and still wish to do so, please complete the information by clicking on this link on the Watson Run HOA website (watsonrunhoa.com) on or before March 26, 2021 so that your preferences can be added or updated. We will once again use the red flag system for you to indicate that you do not want the bushes/plants in your front garden to be trimmed. Please use ONE red flag in your front beds to indicate that you are opting out of trimming – it is not necessary to mark every mulch bed or individual plants. If you have extra red flags that you no longer need, please return them to the bucket next to the fireplace in the lobby of the clubhouse so others who need them can get them. If you need to opt out of a service temporarily due to something going on in your yard, please email Woo-Cat so that change can be communicated well in advance of the scheduled service. Please note that Dooley-Pyne cannot accept requests for grass to be cut to a specific length. They use an industry standard of between 3 and 3 ¼ inches cut height throughout the community. The lawn mowing crews strive to do a good job and to avoid damaging property. On your scheduled mowing day, please make sure that there are no items left in your yard (hoses, sprinklers, gutter extensions, etc.) that could be damaged by the mowers. Those items should be moved out of the way and stored during mowing. If you have any questions or concerns about your lawn service, please email Woo Cat. Please do not stop the technicians to discuss your concerns or individual questions as this slows down service for everyone. For a detailed list of all landscaping services, please visit: http://www.watsonrunhoa.com/2021-landscape-opt-out-form.html Thank you for your cooperation!