Category Archives: Landscape Posts

Entrance Landscaping

You were probably wondering why no flowers were planted at the front entrances this year.  That is because, the entrances are being refreshed.  On Thursday, all planting in front of the entrance walls have been removed, with the exception of the maple trees and yews directly in front of the walls.  They will be replaced… Read More »

Bradford Pears

In case you have been wondering…The Bradford Pear trees at both entrances have  “Pear Rust”.    Pear rust is a disease caused by the rust fungus Gymnosporangium sabinae, which causes bright orange spots on the upper surfaces of pear leaves in summer and early autumn.  This fungus attacks both pears and junipers. In fact it… Read More »

Compost Update

In preparation for the flower sale this upcoming weekend in Downtown Northville, don’t forget to pick up some free compost to get them off to a good start. Fred Sheill determined that compost is indeed available, free of charge, at the Township DPW building on the west side of Beck Rd. between 5 mile  &… Read More »

Lawn Watering Ordinance

As we enter the 2017 gardening seasons, its important to remind everyone of the Northville Township Lawn Watering Ordinance that specifies that:  Any Northville Township home that has an underground irrigation system must limit the hours of this system’s usage to between the hours of 12 a.m. (midnight) and 6 a.m.  Homes that… Read More »

2017 Mulch

The Board has approved the replenishment of mulch in the front garden beds and along the side of the units up to the chimney for the 2017 season.  As a reminder, if you want to add mulch in other areas around your unit, please abide by the rules and regulations related thereto: Association  Rules and… Read More »

Conifer Trees

There  has been some concern expressed by co-owners regarding the browning and loss of needles on the conifers throughout the community.  The Board has therefore had the trees inspected by an Arborist.  As a result of that inspection, he had this to say: “We did an inspection at Woodlands South this morning in response to… Read More »

Darn Critters!

You may have noticed that portions of your lawn are being torn up by critters such as skunks, raccoons, squirrels and possums. You can spray with a animal deterrent such as “Critter Ridder”  which claims to last for 30 days.If you are opposed to such products, step the grass down where it has been dug up or it will die… Read More »

Dressed up Trees

You might have noticed trees around the community with pink tape on them.  No they are not getting dressed up in preparation for the Fall Party.   Those are the trees that are scheduled for removal in the very near future.  The Board is making a concerted effort to effectively manage our natural resources, including removing diseased trees and those that… Read More »

Pine Trees

Your Board of Directors and Landscape Committee are well aware of the sad state of the pine trees within the community.  Beginning last year, they commenced discussions with various Arborists regarding the cause of the decline as well as a recommended course of action.  As a result of those recommendations, the Board has contracted for… Read More »