******* LAWN CARE TIPS

The University of Florida offers these tips and guidelines for a healthy, green, and vigorous lawn.  Please do the following and also pay attention to the things you should not do:

Mowing:

Most people (including lawn services), mow their lawns too short. This practice is known as
"scalping." Don't scalp your lawn. If you do, you will promote weed growth and weaken your lawn
thereby making it susceptible to disease and insect attack. In our community, the lots were initially sodded
with Floratam -a cultivar of St. Augustine. Floratam should be mowed when it reaches a height of about
4 inches -never remove more than 1/3 of blade length. For most lawn mowers, this translates into setting
the cutting height at the highest level.

Additional mowing tips:
.Sharpen the mower blade at least once a year. A dull blade causes the blades of grass to have a ragged appearance. The ragged cut promotes disease-
.Do not rake or bag clippings. Leave them on the lawn to recycle nutrients. Clippings do not contribute to "thatch." If the clippings are too thick or clumped -spread them around.
.It bears repeating -DO NOT SCALP.

Watering:

Ideally, you should water your lawn on an " as -needed basis. " A Floratam lawn needs watering when the leaf blades begin to fold lengthwise and the blades take on a blue-gray tint. Another sign is that footprints on the lawn remain long after they were made. During the rainy season, you may not have to water at all. During the drier times of the year, however, a lawn requires irrigation -if you want it green. Floratam lawns, when needed, should be watered with 3/4 of an inch of water; To determine the proper length of time to run your sprinklers, place containers around the lawn and note how much time it takes for the containers to contain 3/4 of an inch of water. The lawn should be watered in the morning, before sunrise. Too much water will promote disease and weaken your lawn's root system.

Fertilizing:

This can be complicated. Ideally, the soil should be tested to determine both the type and amount of fertilizer to apply. Short of testing, U of F recommends the following for basic maintenance. Do not use high nitrogen fertilizers (i.e., those with a nitrogen content above 16 percent).


March:
Use a 16-4-8 fertilizer that includes micronutrients. That's 16 percent nitrogen, 4 percent phosphorous, and 8 percent potassium (potash).

May:
Apply lIb. of slow release nitrogen per 1000 square feet. Milorganite may be used. Note: a little math must be used to apply the correct amount.

August:
Apply iron (Fe), in a foliar application, at the rate of2 oz. in 3-5 gallons of water per 1000 square feet.

November:
Apply a complete fertilizer (16-4-8).

Be aware that even though you follow these guidelines, you may still have to contend with disease, insect, or weed problems. Also, be mindful of the fact that Floratam does not do well in shade. If you have a shady yard, you may want to consider using another St. Augustine cultivar such as Palmetto. But, unlike Floratam, Palmetto is not Chinch bug resistant.

For more information, take a look at the following web sites:

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/  http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/yourfloridalawn/  http://floridaturf.com/     http://turf.ufl.edu/
511 TRAFFIC INFORMATION

DON'T GET STUCK IN TRAFFIC - CALL 511

Wouldn't it be great to receive up to the minute travel information before you leave home or work on a daily basis? Well, 511 is here and available to residents in the Miami-Dade, Broward and West Palm Beach areas for free. 511 provides real-time traffic, road conditions and traffic updates. It also tells the status of an incident and lets you know when roads are clear or what alternate routes you can take. The official debut of 511 was in July of 2002.
Watering Restrictions

Odd street addresses may irrigate lawns and landscapes on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 12 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.

Even street addresses may irrigate lawns and landscapes on Thursdays and Sundays from 12 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.

The SFWMD recommends the efficient use of water, which includes placing a maximum of about three-quarters of an inch to an inch of water once per week on lawns and accomplishing irrigation during the early morning hours when temperatures and wind speed are the lowest to reduce evaporation losses.

Hand-watering with one hose fitted with an automatic shut-off nozzle is allowed for 10 minutes per day for landscape stress relief and to prevent plant die-off.
Low-volume irrigation, including the use of drip and microjet systems that apply water directly to plant root zones, is not restricted but should be voluntarily reduced.

Additional watering days and times are allocated for the establishment of new lawns and landscapes

No restrictions apply to other outside water uses, such as for car and boat washing, pressure cleaning of paved surfaces, decorative fountains and water-based recreation (e.g. swimming pools, water slides).

Golf courses must reduce their allocated water use by 30 percent.

For more information, please call the Davie Utilities Department at 954-327-3742.
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Procedure for Tree Removal and Replacement

l.   Submit a letter stating your plans to remove your tree to the FLPHOA Board for approval.

2.  Submit a letter stating your plans to remove your tree to the Town of Davie , Code Enforcement Division to get their approval for removing and replanting a tree. Include the plans you submitted to FLPHOA Board as they will require approval from the homeowners association.

3.   Get approval from FLPHOA Board and Town of Davie .

4.  Remove tree and replant the new approved tree.

Please make sure that you are not planting a “nuisance” tree.  If you have any questions about a particular tree, contact the Broward County Agriculture Department.  For a list of native Florida plants, check out the University of Florida IFAS Extension at  http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/EP011.
Painting and Exterior Changes

House Color Schemes

The FLPHOA Board has approved color schemes since 2009.  Any Falcon's Lea Patio resident wanting to paint their house is encouraged to use one of these color schemes.  In addition, residents receive a 15% discount on all paint and associated products at Sherwin-Williams located on 1300 SW 160th Ave, Weston (off of Indian Trace) 954-306-0662.  The book with the color schemes is available at Sherwin- Williams, as well at all board meetings. 

Approvals

All paint colors, pavers, new roof colors,etc. need to be approved by the Board.  Please bring paint swatches, roof colors, roof styles or pavers that you are requesting approval on at one of the Board meetings for approval.  In addition, a letter from the homeowner must be submitted indicating company, colors and styles along with the homeowner's name and address.  The Board will vote on the item at that board meeting and you will receive an approval letter within 48 hours of that meeting.
Community Swimming Pool

Pool Information

The swimming pool is for Falcon's Lea Patio resident's and their guests only.  Homeowners's are responsible for the actions of their guest. NOTE: $50 fee for all replacement pool keys.
Parking and Roof Reminders

No Commercial vehicles (without cover or magnetic cover) are allowed to be parked at any home in Falcon Lea Patio Homes unless work is being done at that residence.

No vehicles are allowed to be parked in the street because this is a safety hazard.

No Boats are allowed to be kept in the front yards.  (If a resident is taking their boat out for the weekend etc. boat must be put away within 24 hours)

Roofs are be kept pressure cleaned as needed.  Those residents that are in the process of trying to get a new roof from their insurance do not need to pressure clean their roof at this time.

Derelict vehicles are not allowed in front yards at anytime.  
Vandalism - The Board has worked very hard to get the pool renovated. Any vandalism will result in the prosecution from Davie Police.  If anyone notices loitering at the pool at night or any vandalism at any time, please call the police.  You can remain anonymous. We need your HELP especially during the summer.

Anybody loitering after pool hours or vandalizing our property could result in an arrest for trespassing (City Ordinance 16-1/F.S.S. 810.08, 810.09).  Davie Police Department 954-693-8200

Pool Furniture - Please take care of our new pool furniture.  If you see a child jumping on the chairs or standing on them, please tell them or their parents to ask them to stop. The chairs and lounges can be moved to a location of your choice, but PLEASE put chairs and lounges back in the proper place so the area stays looking nice for the next user.

Please clean up after yourselves and throw all garbage in the can provided.   If food gets spilled on furniture, dip a clean napkin in pool water and gently wipe stain.  The commercial material that we have on our chairs come clean very easily.  Let's all work together to keep our pool clean and beautiful for many years to come.
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Keys - The pool gate has two locks.  The Bottom one is for residents use.  The top one is a dead bolt for the Board's use to lock when it is necessary to close the pool. Your key will only work on the bottom lock. Please be sure you are using the right one. Please keep gate closed at all times.  This same key will open both bathrooms.

The Board still has keys to give to residents. Homeowners can pick up their key at the monthly meetings or e-mail the Board and a Board member will be glad to bring it by your house.  Key distribution list must be signed by homeowner.  Replacement keys are $50 each.

RENTERS: If the homeowner gives you permission to pick up the key, you must bring a notorized letter from homeowner giving authorization.
Memo Board - There is a memo board at the pool above the water fountain that has our current annual Board members and Annual newsletter and other information for residents.
Monthly Board Meetings

Monthly Board meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 P.M. at our community center on the corner of Volunteer Road and Stirling Road.  All homeowners are encouraged to attend. Click here for detailed list of current year meeting dates and minutes of past meetings.
Garbage, Containers, Bulk Pick Up Reminder

Storing trash can/recyclable containers on the side and/or the front of your home in view of the community properties is not allowed.  This issue has been escalating in our community so it is necessary to remind residents to please keep trash containers in your garage out of sight.  Also bulk pick up trash should be left out only one day before scheduled date.

Garbage Pickup is Monday and Thursday every week.  Recyclable trash is picked up on Thursday every week.  All garbage must be in the cans provided by the Town of Davie .  The only day there is no garbage pickup is on Christmas Day.  If Christmas falls on a Monday or a Thursday, then pickup will be the following normal pick-up day.

BULK TRASH IS THE FIRST MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH.  Please do not put your bulk trash out any earlier than the day before scheduled pickup.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Waste Management's Customer Service Department at 954-974-7500.
On-Street Parking Reminder

Please no vehicles are allowed to park in street, because this is a safety  hazard.
Procedure For Fence Replacement

1. Submit a letter stating your plans to replace your fence.  Please include your lot number, name, address and fence company information (company name, address, licence #)

2. Submit a letter stating your plans to replace your fence to the Town of Davie, to get their approval for fence replacement .  A copy of your survey is required.  Include the plans you submitted to FLPHOA Board as they will require approval from the homeowners association.

3. Get approval from FLPHOA Board and Town of Davie.

4. Remove/Replace Fence
STORM DRAINS
RESIDENTS PLEASE CALL 911 IF YOU SEE ANY SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY IN NEIGHBORHOOD


ENFORCEMENT OF COVENANTS

COMMON COVENANTS THAT ARE ENFORCED ARE:
- Roofs that are dirty, and in need of being pressure cleaned
- Homes that need to be pressure cleaned and painted
- Lawns that are overgrown, weeds, shrubs and trees that need trimming.
-Trash/garbage containers visible from street
- Commercial Vehicles parked in driveways
- Boats or watercraft parked in front of property
- Fences in need of repair


NEIGHBORHOOD SPEED LIMIT

The speed limit is 15MPH.  Please remember to slow down.
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Mosquito Bite Protection in Florida * Florida Department of Health

March 17, 2016 mosquito information was given to the entire neighborhood. Please turn over or cover anything that could hold water around your home. Also PLEASE do not purposely fill up driveways for ducks to drink from.
***PROPERTY USE RESTRICTIONS

– 4.02 EACH LOT MAY BE USED FOR A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING FOR (1) FAMILY ONLY AND FOR NO OTHER PURPOSE.  NO BUSINESS OR COMMERCIAL BUILDING MAY BE ERECTED ON ANY LOT AND NO BUSINESS OR COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY OR ADVERTISING, MAY BE CONDUCTED ON ANY PART THEREOF.