Spring Has Sprung!

 In Arbors in St. John's Woods


Now that the warmer weather has finally arrived, your Association wanted to send out a few helpful reminders.

This winter was exceptionally warm, and lawns everywhere are greening up. Plants and shrubs are sprouting out branches, and flowerbeds are filling with weeds. Lawn treatments are encouraged to make sure that weeds to not over take your turf while still making sure your grass stays green. Remember that your Association governing documents require each owner to keep their yards maintained, mowed, edged, weeded and trimmed. Take some time to refresh the beds with new mulch or pine straw.

With the earlier than normal pollen in full swing, be sure to look at your home, driveways, and sidewalks – do they need pressure washing? If so, go ahead and get that scheduled. You will be proud of your results!

You may notice wildlife in the Arbors at any time of the year, but now that the weather is warming up, critters are out and about. Please do not feed the wildlife. Feeding bread to ducks and geese is not a healthy practice for the birds or the ponds. Even more importantly, it is very important to never feed the alligators. Alligators will become accustomed to human interaction and will stay close to the pond shores in expectation of receiving food. When they lose their fear of humans, it is dangerous for anyone nearby and is a death sentence for them. If an alligator becomes aggressive, please contact management. The alligator will be tested, but it will NOT be euthanized if it proves to be nonaggressive.

Finally, as you are out walking your dogs, please remember to pick up after them! This will help limit the spread of disease and is also a common courtesy. The Association’s pool is due to open this pool season! Additional emails will be sent once the opening date is determined.

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