2016 Holiday Decorating Contest Winners Announced!

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

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

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

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

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.

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