Our immaculately maintained landscape is one of the greatest assets of Avenel. It includes sweeping vistas across large common areas, small secluded courtyards, and hidden flower gardens.
Lawn maintenance is the responsibility of the Avenel Community Association. All lawns must be kept at the Community-Wide Standard (Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions, Article IV, page 7, paragraph 1). All homes, with the exception of two acre lots, are responsible for payment of their pro-rate share of the landscaping contract; even should you decide to employ the services of another landscape contract.
Owners with lots of two acres or more have the option to participate in the Associations landscape program. The association's landscape contractor will provide a proposal annually to each owner of a two acre lot and each lot for their consideration.
Keeping the lawn at the Community-Wide Standard includes fertilizer and weed control applications which will sustain turf in a consistently healthy condition and keep the lawn at a green color consistent with the rest of the streetscape as well as minimize weeds. The fertilizer and weed control products are applied by the Avenel Community Association's contractor in accordance with the regulations set forth by the State of Maryland.
Recognizing that there may be some homeowners who do not wish to have chemicals applied, the Association will accept requests from owners to refrain from applying chemicals to their property. Requests must be made in writing and submitted to the Association's Site Operations Manager.
In all instances, all lots within Avenel must be kept in accordance with the Community-Wide Standard.
The following provides a summary of landscape services provided:
Grass areas will be cut every 7-10 days at a height of 3-3 ½ inches. All small debris will be removed prior to cutting. Trimming of grass around fences, trees, plant beds and light poles will be done with string trimmer.
On occasion, the allocation of services included in the contract may be re-allocated by management in order to address the current needs of the community on any given year. For example, we may elect to increase the number of prunings from three to four times per year and reduce the mulching to one per year.