April Events

March 30, 2015

April is begining on a busy note here in Ridgeview Ranch.  The spring weather seems to be arriving right on time for us as well!

April 2 – Annual HOA Meeting
The annual meeting for the Ridgeview Ranch Homeowners’ Association is taking place Thursday, April 2nd at 7pm at the Maribelle Davis Library in Plano.  The library is located at 7501 Independence Rd. in Plano.  Notice of the meeting was mailed out to all homeowners in early in March.  Your current Board of Directors will go over 2014 accomplishments and plans for 2015.  In addition, any resident questions that have been submitted prior to the meeting will be answered.  The membership will also be electing two (2) new board members as the terms for Lisa Coppinger and Warren Davidson are complete.  Please contact Joyce Jagodzinsli (jjagodzinski@ccmcnet.com) with CCMC if you can not attend and/or have not yet turned in a proxy form.  Your proxy helps to ensure that the business of the association can be completed at this meeting.  We need more than 170 proxies and/or attendees to make quorum for the meeting!

April 4 – Annual Spring Egg Hunt
It is time once again for our annual spring egg hunt for our young Ridgeview Ranch residents!  This year’s hunt will be held Saturday, April 4th at Ridgeview Park on the playgrounds next to Anderson Elementary.  The hunt will begin at 10am sharp so please arrive early with your dozen (12) filled eggs to participate in the hunt.  In addition to whatever goodies the kids find in their eggs, there will be one prize egg for each hunt participant.  Those eggs can be turned in at the Team Baglietto prize booth for a special prize.  Thanks to Mark & Cindy Baglietto for once again providing these special toys and prizes for our community!

Enjoy this spring weather and be on the lookout for more events coming in late April and May!

 

Happy Spring!

March 20, 2015

It’s the first day of Spring 2015 and with that we begin the Calloway’s Yard of the Month program and their “Timely Tips for Gardeners” web and in-store education series.  Please remember to fill out and turn in an ACC Project Submittal form with all the supporting documents BEFORE you begin any home improvements this spring as required by our HOA’s governing documents.  Guidelines and forms can be found on this website on our ACC page.

 

Timely Tips for April Gardeners from Calloway’s and Cornelius

April means to open or opening, in allusion to it being the season when trees and flowers begin to “open”. This is the month of rebirth and hope for the future. If April means spring to you; get out your gardening tools and get moving. Calloway’s and Cornelius Nursery are fully stocked with all kinds of plants and products for every purpose for the itchy green thumb. Consider adding Native Plants to your landscape. Native plants tolerate our Texas Summer heat better than most, require less water, require less mowing, provide habitats for birds, butterflies and other wildlife, protect the soil and save on fertilizes and insecticides.

A successful garden begins with good soil. Organic material is important to the soil composition. It helps with drainage and increases the microbe population. Expanded shale is used to break up hard compacted clay soils. Top dress your flowerbeds and containers with organic mulches.

Hopefully you have your tomatoes, peppers, squash, and other warm season vegetables already planted; if not get them in the ground right away. To get the highest yields, make additions of fertilizer (called sidedressing) every couple of weeks, starting about a month after transplanting or seeding.

If your yard is too small for traditional garden plot, try gardening in containers. The bigger the container, the better! Container gardens need more attention since they dry out faster and need regular additions of fertilizer to compensate for the more frequent irrigation.

If you want to create a truly dynamic garden, inviting colorful guests like butterflies and hummingbirds is definitely the way to go. Butterflies like sunshine and plenty of space to fly around, so opt for a sunny, open spot. Both enjoy having some type of cover as a resting spot. Your garden should include some type of water feature as butterflies and hummingbirds often congregate around water.

St. Augustine and Bermuda lawns should be actively growing now; so it is a great time to apply fertilizer. Please consult your Calloway / Cornelius Nursery for the best fertilizer advice for your lawn. A correctly fertilized lawn now will better help your lawn to handle the Texas Summer Heat!

In-Store Garden Series

Saturday, April 4th at 10:15 am Lavish, Colorful, Stylish Shade Gardens

Saturday, April 11th at 10:15 am Plant for Butterfly & Hummingbird Gardens

Saturday, April 18th at 10:15 am Native Plants for Texas Gardens

Saturday, April 25th at 10:15 am Easy Care Flowers, Top Picks from Proven Winners

Information courtesy of Calloway’s Nursery ©2015, www.calloways.com. Attribution to Calloway’s required for all use and reproduction.