Calloway’s Promotion

March 28, 2017

The Yard of the Month Program is right around the corner.  Use the promotion below to spruce up your yard and volunteer to help with the program!

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January HOA Board Meeting Postponed

January 16, 2017

Attention:

The board meeting scheduled for Tuesday, January 17 at the Plano CCMC offices has been postponed.  The new date, time and location will be posted on the Ridgeview Ranch website calendar as soon as it is scheduled. Please contact CCMC if you have any questions or concerns.

2016 Holiday Decorating Contest Winners Announced!

December 24, 2016

Congratulations to the following homeowners for their fantastic job decorating their homes for the holidays.  Winners were picked in each of the four neighborhoods and one grand prize winner for the entire neighborhood.

Estates: 9400 Daly

Manor: 9821 Sota Grande

Villages: 2700 Buckhill

Ridgeview West: 9717 Kingsmill

Grand Prize: 9621 Royal Troon

Congratulations and thank you homeowners for all of your hard work and also to the Beautification Committee for driving each street to find the best decorations our neighborhood had to offer!  Happy Holidays!

Safety Tips from the Plano Police Department

December 1, 2016

Did you know that the police department suggests keeping your porch lights on from dusk until dawn?  Please take a look at the following brochures published by the Plano Police Department for a variety of safety concerns.  These tips can help you stay safe and protect your property during the Holidays – and every other day.  If you are a member of our Nextdoor community, Officer Tilley posts these items in the Crime and Safety section regularly.

Holiday Safety Flyer: http://www.plano.gov/DocumentCenter/View/11202

Preventing Vehicle Burglaries: http://www.plano.gov/DocumentCenter/View/3553

Home Security:
1)  http://www.plano.gov/DocumentCenter/View/3531
2) http://www.plano.gov/DocumentCenter/View/10594

To see all of the safety brochures and documents published by our Plano Police Department, please click here.

 

Halloween Decorating Contest Winners Announced

November 1, 2016

Halloween Decorating Contest judging took place Saturday, Oct 29 between 7:00 and 10:00 PM. Judges awarded one winner for each of the four HOA neighborhoods with each winner receiving a $25 Gift Card, a winner sign, and bragging rights.  Winners for each neighborhood are included below:

In addition, judges awarded a Grand Prize to the homeowners at 2513 Geiberger – always a neighborhood favorite – who received a $100 Gift Card, a winner sign, and bragging rights too!

Grand Prize - 2512 Geiberger

Grand Prize – 2512 Geiberger

Thank you to all who decorated and handed out candy to trick-or-treaters this year.  It is always good to see everyone out in costume and greeting each other!  A fun evening indeed!!!

Calloway’s Yard of the Month Selections – October 2016

October 11, 2016

Congratulations to our final 2016 Yard of the Month selections!  These homeowners are doing a fantastic job keeping their homes and yards in top shape.

Thank you to our Yard of the Month volunteers Ken & Maggie Belloni for their hard work and to Calloway’s Nursery for their support of our community through this program!

Remember to get your Halloween Decorations out in time for Contest Judging on October 29.  Good Luck!!!

Calloway’s Timely Tips for October Gardeners

October 11, 2016

fall_clipartUsher in the autumn season with creative displays for indoors and out! Transformation quickly occurs with pots of mums, pansies, cabbages and ornamental peppers when combined with pumpkins, gourds and bales of hay.

Create a spectacular vignette in your landscape with bales of hay, a scarecrow or two, multiple sizes of pumpkins and gourds, pots of garden mums, corn stalks and for more texture consider adding old tools, a set of antlers or birdhouses. The autumn color palette offers a myriad of wonderful colors from which to choose; purples, rusts, gold’s, yellows, oranges, deep greens and browns can be used. Whether you are mixing colors or working with only one, use color abundantly to create massive appeal. Create a pyramid of pumpkins and gourds by selecting different colors and stacking them one on top of the other. Simply displaying a “pile” of pumpkins in the same color palette and different sizes will draw ones eye and interest to an area of your landscape.

Color Creations filled with blooming or colorful foliage plants can be used on patios and porches. Freshen up existing containers by nestling an interesting pumpkin or gourd in amongst the plants. Fill a favorite basket or pot with a mixture of produce for a simple, impressive look. Add a bit of nature into your containers with branches, corn husks, berries and other materials to enhance the overall look.

If you did not apply a pre-emergent herbicide to your lawn in September; apply it by the first two weeks of October. You should also fertilize your St. Augustine or Bermuda lawns no later than the first week of October.

October is bulb buying month. They are in fresh supply and will provide welcome late winter and early spring color for the landscape. Refrigerate Tulips and Hyacinth bulb for at least 45 to 60 days to provide enough chilling to bloom properly. Plant them in late November or early December.

Information is courtesy of Calloway’s Nursery at www.calloways.com.

Calloway’s Yard of the Month Selections – September 2016

September 16, 2016

Congratulations to the following hard-working homeowners for being selected as a Yard of the Month award recipient.

If you see these homeowners out in the neighborhood, please congratulate them on their hard work!

One more month to get those yards in shape and earn a gift card to Calloway’s so get out there and get those fall plantings finished for our final month of October.  Then get to decorating for our annual Halloween and Holiday decorating contests!

Calloway’s Timely Tips for September Gardeners

September 16, 2016

September is a pivotal month for your landscape, with the official arrival of Autumn later this month, and hopefully, a return to cooler and wetter weather. It’s the gateway month between summer and fall gardening, so get outside and improve your landscape.

September is the time to apply lawn fertilizer to keep the grass healthy and growing up to the first frost. Always follow the directions on the package and avoid over fertilizing, which will only damage your lawn. Fall-fertilized lawns are better equipped to make it through the winter and resume growth next spring than lawns that receive no fertilizer.

Double check your sprinklers carefully to make sure they are applying all that you expect in an even, uniform pattern.

Think back to last spring. Did you have lawn weeds in February and March before the grass started growing? Those were cool-season weeds, most of which germinated last fall. A pre-emergent herbicide applied in September will help reduce the recurrence of the same weeds next spring.

Sow Spring Wildflowers (like Bluebonnets) seeds now. For more reliable, uniform seed germination of our State flower, purchase acid-treated Bluebonnets seed. This treatment pits the seed coat, allowing nearly 100% germination in one to two weeks.

Need to add new shrubbery or trees to your landscape? This is a great month to do that. Fall landscaping done now will be well-rooted by next Spring and Summer.

Plant your fall vegetable garden. Plant cool-season vegetable garden with transplants of Broccoli, Cauliflower, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Chard, Collards, Lettuce and Kale. Water your new vegetables and lightly top-dress with mulch to discourage weeds.

Information is courtesy of Calloway’s Nursery at www.calloways.com. Attribution to Calloway’s required for all use and reproduction.

Calloway’s Yard of the Month Selections – August 2016

August 8, 2016

Congratulations to the following homeowners for being selected as a Calloway’s Yard-of-the-Month recipient.

Recipients received gift certificate from Calloway’s and yard signs recognizing their hard work for the month in which they were selected.  If you see these folks out and about, please congratulate them for helping to make Ridgeview Ranch more beautiful!

 

The Calloway’s Yard of the Month program runs from April through September so keep working on those yards, you still have time to win!

 

 

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