Landscaping Committee Summer Hiatus, LPR Requests Paused

Would you like to make landscaping improvements around your condo, such as replace shrubs, plants and edging this summer? The Landscaping Committee will be on hiatus through the summer and will not review or approve any landscaping improvements until the fall. Please refrain from submitting any landscaping (LPR) applications until September.

What is an LPR application? Before any work commences, the LPR (Landscape Proposal Review) Application must be completed by the owner and submitted to the Landscaping Committee and Raintree Board of Directors for approval. All suggested improvements must follow the landscaping guidelines.

Termite Inspections in Downstairs Units on April 13th & 14th

Massey termite inspections in all downstairs units will take place on April 13th and 14th. The inspection applies to downstairs units only. Find out which day Massey will need access to your unit based on your Building number.

If you will not be home and cannot arrange for someone to be home during this inspection (such as a neighbor), call Massey directly at 407-648-4881 to schedule an appointment. This service is available at no additional charge to Raintree condo owners/renters.

Below are the dates and which Buildings will be inspected on that date. Which building am I in?

Wednesday, April 13th
Start time is 9:00 a.m. Massey will need to get into each of the downstairs units in Buildings 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 12.

Thursday, April 14th
Start time is 9:00 a.m. Massey will need to get into each of the downstairs units in Buildings 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 27.

Landscape Committee Improvements Continue

The Landscape Committee has been busy picking out some new replacement shrubs and plants (upwards of 100 of them). We are able to purchase these at wholesale prices, and pick them up ourselves. Colin has been busy installing these around the community, as directed by the Landscape Committee, to replace some long-dead plantings. Thank you to Colin for all his planting work!

Looking to make landscaping modifications around your condo?

Start with the Landscaping Guidelines. These guidelines are your first resource to learn more about how you may make (if approved) landscaping changes to the areas around your condo.

Front Entrance Palm Replaced & Installed

A new palm was planted in the front entrance to replace the one that was struck by lightning. It is the same type of palm that was there before. Check out the installation photos. The fronds will be opened in a couple of weeks so the palm can get established in that spot.

Cottage Grove Court Landscaping Improvements

The Landscape Committee has been very busy, getting together often, choosing and planting many varieties of flowers and bushes around Raintree. With the advice of the landscapers and the Landscape Committee’s approval, two sets of homeowners on Cottage Grove invested in updates to improve the entryway appearance of their units at their own expense. Please note that as of now, there will be a moratorium on any and all planting on common areas until the fall so the Board can come up with new, updated guidelines.

Sod was also replaced in the front between Buildings 10 and 16.

Photos courtesy of Tom Rawson

Sprinkler System Near Marshfield Court Floods Area Behind Buildings

Earlier this week, the sprinkler system had a major blowout overnight and was pumping out gallons of water. We don’t know how long it was happening before Mike and Diana from Marshfield Ct., sent the Raintree Board photos. It became the unofficial lake of Marshfield/Clubview! It completely flooded the rear area of the three buildings and the walking path. Luckily, no water went into any homes. This has since been repaired. As a result, the Board is having the system evaluated. In the area of the flood, there is a major control valve that hasn’t worked for a while because, over the years, it got buried one foot below the surface, and had to be excavated.

Photos courtesy of Tom Rawson

Palm Trees Trimmed and Mulch Placed Around the Community

The palm trees have been trimmed and mulch was placed around the community this month. Everything looks great! The landscaping looks very nice right now especially with all the festive holiday lights at night. Lots of landscaping photos below, but also be sure to check out Raintree’s holiday lights if you have not seen them already.

Photos courtesy of Tim Cole and Christine Wanta

Homeowners: Cover Unprotected A/C Unit Lines

Landscaping and maintenance crews could cause damage to A/C lines if they are not protected. Be sure to see the photos. The Raintree Board is requesting that all homeowners check their A/C unit and cover the copper lines with foam pipe. This can easily be done by yourself, or ask your A/C company.

Here you can see exposed lines:

And now the exposed lines are covered with foam pipe:

Foam pipe covering can be purchased at Home Depot, Lowes or Ace Hardware. It takes about 15 minutes to cover lines and about $2.50 in materials.

Landscaping Updates Around the Community

The weather is getting cooler (if you think 75F is cooler), and it’s a perfect time to replace and update some of the landscaping around the community. Everything looks great. Check out the photos to see new plantings around the pool and gazebo!