Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Exposition to prep residents for landscaping season

It might have snowed just a few days earlier, however landscaping season is still on its way and specialists are getting ready to show how to do it.

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present a two-part Amarillo Regional Horticulture Exposition at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 6500 W. Amarillo Blvd

. The goal is to present landscape design information for garden enthusiasts. Good knowledge will provide you with the foundation for an appealing, healthy backyard. The first installment will be from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on April 9 and will cover turf management, diseases, watering practices, weed and bug identification and a trip of the H Bar H Turf Farms outside Amarillo. The 2nd class will be from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on April 30.


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Preserving landscaping is various from replacing

Q: I live in a house owners association where the association preserves the landscaping on all the individual lots. Just recently, I had a number of plants, including hedges and palm trees die, and I do not understand who is accountable to spend for their replacement. Because the association keeps the landscaping, is the association accountable for replacing the landscaping?

F.T. (through email).

A: The response depends on the language contained in your governing documents. It is not unusual for homeowners associations to mow lawns and maintain some level of landscaping on the individual lots as part of the common costs paid by all owners.


Friday, March 14, 2014

7 bidders vie for Winnebago County landscaping work

Seven bidders are contending for an agreement to maintain the landscaped premises outside Winnebago County workplaces and parking lots, and the County Board might award the work to one of the bidders as quickly as April 14.

On Thursday, county Purchasing Department Director Roman Gray opened seven sealed bids from specialists who desire the work. Gray stated he and county Facilities Director Shawn Franks will examine the quotes this week and make a suggestion to the County Board for its April 14 meeting.


Monday, March 10, 2014