Garron Grounds annual pruning will start soon

Please note that the The Fall/Winter prune will begin in September and continue into October.

The pruning will include clearing of ornamental flowers that are spent, removal of spent and unsightly foliage of hostas, ferns, and daylilies.  Hedges and arborvitaes will be topped and shaped.  Plant growth that blocks views from windows will be lowered.  Roses, topiaries and owner-planted perennials and espaliers WILL NOT be pruned nor will ornamental grasses. 

We will clear sidewalks (including cart paths), entries, driveways, and parking, of any overgrowth according to approved clearances.

If you have plants that you do not want pruned please place a blue tape around those plants.  If you do not want any pruning done, please contact Steve Chinn at schinno@gmail.com or  503-682-0234 to request to be placed on the Do Not Prune list.

CHOA Welcomes Lady Bugs

Please note that Garron Grounds has placed Lady Bug Bags in the large leaf Maples and Linden trees for aphid control.   The “ladies” can eat up to 50 aphids a day and are a safe and natural method for aphid control.

The lady bugs are placed in the trees in the evening hours in small bags.  They move out of the bags into their new homes where the food supply is plentiful.   So if you see the little bags in the trees please don’t remove them.  

Information from June Board Meeting

Gutters:

At the Annual Meeting there was a request for an earlier Gutter Cleaning:

  • Per CHOA’s budget there is only one cleaning a year,  For the winter 2019/2020  gutter cleaning will start in November and continue until all homes are completed.
  •  A flyer will be left on your door or gate, informing you that your home’s gutters have been cleaned
  • You as a homeowner will be responsible for any additional gutter cleanings.
  • Please contact Steve for a list of contractors that have been used in Charbonneau.  We cannot put the list on the website legally.

Irrigation Concerns:

  • At the start of the season, the irrigation system was off on several days, and so the irrigation system could not be tested for repairs/adjustments
  • Currently there are three full time irrigation people working to get all systems up and running
  • If you have a system that does not seem to be functioning properly, please contact Steve so that he can get the information to these three people
  • Be patient and know that work is being done.  You may need to hand water until all systems are up and running
Golf course side note: The golf course has recently spent over 100, 000 to upgrade the course sprinklers, this should result in better irrigation there too.

Hope to see you Saturday (6/15) at the REC HALL open house to celebrate our addition of a kitchen.  From 10:00 am to 3:00 pm 8298 SW Lafayette

CHOA Winter Party is Monday Jan 21st at 4:00 pm at the Country Club!

Happy Winter!

Please note that the CHOA Winter Party will be Monday, January 21st, at 4:00- 6:00 pm the Charbonneau Country Club.

This will be a great time to get together to meet new neighbors and catch up with everyone.  If you have new neighbors, please invite them to join us since not everyone is on-line or have e-mail.

We will update you on the new Kitchen in Rec Hall C plus other topics of interests to our neighborhood.

Please bring an Appetizer to share.  Coffee and water will be provided.

Please bring your own adult beverage if you like.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Gutter cleaning has began!

Please note that CHOA contractor Dave Stone has started the gutter cleaning process in CHOA.  He started a couple of weeks ago and should be complete by the end of February.  When complete, he will attach a notice to your door– 

Please contact Steve Chinn with any questions – 503-312-0927 or schinno@gmail.com

Bark Dust used for Moss and Weed Control

Please note that CHOA landscaping will soon implement a moss and weed control program.  We will begin in January (weather permitting) by spraying the moss that is growing in the planting areas along our street front properties. Then in mid to late January, once the spray has had time to work, we will spread bark dust on the planting areas between the street and your courtyards. We will not be going along the paths that run beside your yards.  We hope to be able to repeat this program next year for the planting areas on the golf course side.

If you don’t wish to have bark spread in your yard, please let us know. 

Karen Siegel- Board Landscape Manager  ksiegel44@gmail.com

Save the Date: CHOA Holiday Party is Monday Jan 21st at the Country Club!

Happy Holidays!

Because December is always such a busy time, the CHOA Holiday Party will be Monday evening, January 21st, at the Charbonneau Country Club.

This will be a great time to get together to meet new neighbors and catch up with everyone.  If you have new neighbors, please invite then to join us since not everyone is on-line or have e-mail.

We will update you on the new Kitchen in Rec Hall C plus other topics of interests to our neighborhood.

Please bring an Appetizer to share.  Coffee and water will be provided.

Please bring your own adult beverage if you like.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Grand Opening of CHOA Putting Green well attended and enjoyed by all

 

Over 50 people attended the Grand Opening of the CHOA Putting Green on Monday, August 20th.  Sparkling cider was served along with cookies.  The ribbon cutting ceremony started at 6:30 and the putting contest followed thereafter.  The top 3 placers all got a prize and the rest of us the realization that we need to start practicing our putting more!  Now we have a place close by to do that.

Special Thanks for Karen Siegel for leading this effort.

CHOA Irrigation update

Please note with the unprecedented heat we have been having, Garron Grounds has been adjusting the irrigation schedule as needed to beat the heat and keep our community green.  The high volume of usage also brings other problems with equipment failures which we are correcting as soon as discovered.

Garron is currently watering twice a day – the times may change as needs change – and while not normally watering on the day before,  and day of – mowing, if temperatures demand, they will moisten the ground after mowing.

Garron is monitoring the area daily but we appreciate your help by letting us know if you see an area becoming too dry or being over watered. Call Steve Chinn 503-682-0234 or Karen Siegel 503-694-2692 and they will work with Garron to correct problems as soon as possible.

Thanks.

CHOA Welcomes Lady Bugs

Please note that Garron Grounds will again be placing Lady Bugs in the large leaf Maples and Linden trees for aphid control.   The “ladies” can eat up to 50 aphids a day and are a safe and natural method for aphid control.

The lady bugs are placed in the trees in the evening hours in small bags.  They move out of the bags into their new homes where the food supply is plentiful.   So if you see the little bags in the trees please don’t remove them.