The sun is shining more, leaves are starting to appear on trees, and even the birds are singing early morning again. Spring is back in Colorado! Heralding the return of longer days and outdoor adventures, there is more look to forward to in your neighborhood as well.
Most HOA’s budget to enhance their community with spring flora which can brighten everyone’s mood. Some go “all out” dressing up their community entrance while others encourage their residents to enhance individual units including patios or porches. Keep an eye out in your community for contests to make spring more fun. You could win “Best Dressed Front Porch,” or “Most Pristine Yard.” One of our neighborhoods focuses specifically on decorating doors. They keep this going through the holidays and it’s truly a striking way to express your individuality.
Dressing up your own landscaping as a homeowner can be something exciting for the whole family in the warmer months, however make sure if you are wanting to significantly change your landscaping that you discuss those changes with the community’s Design Review (aka Architectural Review) Committee before starting your project. Getting ARC blessing is far better than incurring an expense that could have been avoided.
Fresh vegetables and flowers are an amazing addition to any home and garden. We encourage our homeowners to embrace gardening in their yards, this can be a wonderful way to get outside and even bond with neighbors or others growing gardens in your community. Just a reminder though to anyone planning to do vegetable gardens needs to review their community’s guidelines as some tall garden items are prohibited.
Warmer weather means many of our communities have social events over the coming months that bring members together more often and help them to discover what they have in common. BBQ grills come out, neighbors get together more often, and people have a chance to enjoy the best part of living in their neighborhood – the sense of community and camaraderie an HOA can provide.
Not just for social enjoyment, our communities will also offer events that help homeowners combine spring cleaning with service to others. Garage sales will be planned, in which we partner with electronic recycling opportunities in some communities, as well as donations to Goodwill following the garage sales or for those that don’t want to have a garage sale.
Springtime can bring a sense of renewed energy and opportunity to life and your home. Be sure to take advantage of this energy and everything your neighborhood has to offer this year!
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