To All our Residents of the Palms and their Families
from the Board of the Palms
Please bear with us.
Due to the painting project, landscaping and improvements are behind. As soon as the home painting is completed and all the perimeter walls are complete we will begin our fresh plantings and refreshing of the community.
Hartzell has rounded the interior SW corner of Travelers Tree Drive and is working east toward Butterfly Palm Court.
The reconstruction of the exterior wall pillars will begin soon in preparation for the painting of the exterior wall of the Palms. The starting point will be at the NW corner of the Palms at SW 18th Street (near turnpike). Residents may see debris from this reconstruction on the common areas but any piles will be temporary. Hartzell will strive to keep the work area neat and, if necessary, replace any damaged sod.
As of April 17, 2019 Phase 2 of the painting project has progressed to the interior side of Travelers Tree Drive west of Feather Palm Court.
NOTE : The project crews will be working on Friday, April 19, 2019 but will be off on Saturday, April 20, 2019 for the holidays.
For houses that have been completed, pint sized cans of both body color and trim color will be delivered to the front door area. PLEASE CHECK THIS AREA, as some owners do not regularly use the front door.
There is a difference between the services of a landscaper who is employed to maintain a community and one who is privately hired to maintain a residence.
A community landscaping company is not exclusive to a single community, unless the community is large enough to support an in-house company devoted to that specific community’s needs. There is a set amount of time, decided by the landscape company, to allow their landscape personnel to perform certain tasks. A community landscape crew may spend the entire day or week in one community or may have to attend to another community (or several communities) in the same day. Their basic function is mowing lawns and trimming hedges and shrubs. Planting and tree removal are special tasks that are scheduled by the community when there is need.
A private landscaper, in addition of having the ability to maintain a lawn and trim hedges and shrubs, is hired to perform any and all tasks that an owner may desire. The owner has control of their landscaper’s time as dictated by what they ask of them and can indicate how they wish to have their property appear when the landscaper is finished. A private landscaper has more freedom to be artistic and more time to be fastidious to detail.
Understanding that while there are major differences between the two, the reality is that there is a purpose and place for both types in the realm of landscaping. Our community enjoys the best of both worlds and we appreciate that our residents take pride in their homes.