SPECIFICATIONS
FOR ARBOR RIDGE COMMON AREAS AND COTTAGE HOMES

1. MOWING:

Mowing of irrigated turf areas to be provided weekly beginning in March and continuing through mid-October and then every other week through November.  Depending on growing conditions, mowing will be provided monthly in December, January and February.

36” Rotary vacuum cut with clippings removed.

21” Rotary vacuum cut with clippings removed.

2. EDGING:

Edging of turf areas along curbs, sidewalks, planter beds, etc., will be provided every two weeks during growing season.

3. TRIMMING:

Obstacles that do not have planter beds surrounding them will be trimmed each mowing visit.

4. FERTILIZING TURF:

Fertilizing of turf areas will be provided as reflected in the calendar schedule to insure proper health and color.

5. POST-EMERGENCE HERBICIDES – TURF:

All turf areas will be sprayed for germinated Broadleaf weed control.  80% control will be achieved with each application.  Spot treatments may be necessary.

6. POLICE AND HAND WEED:

All landscaped areas to be walked through for noticeable trash and weeds. Owner will be notified of any abnormal or extensive weed and litter problems.

7. SPRAY WEEDS PLANTER BEDS:

Hand spraying of weeds in all planter bed areas to control unwanted weeds and grasses.

8. PREEMERGE HERB BEDS:

Used for pregermination control of perennial and annual weeds.

9. LEAF CONTROL:

80% of all fallen leaves to be removed each occurrence, with a total removal being provided during the last scheduled visit.

10. FERTILIZING TREES AND SHRUBS:

Fertilizing of all shrubberies and ornamental trees only, to be done the designated number of times. Feeding to be provided by means of surface applications. Showplace will not be held responsible for any preexisting condition of plant material.

11. PRUNING:

Pruning to be done as required for proper growth, development, and traffic control.  Sculpting, poodling, extensive dead wood removal, (or types that detour natural growth patterns), will be provided on a Time and Materials basis after owners approval.

12. BLOWSWEEP WALKWAYS:

At the completion of each maintenance visit, all sidewalks, curbs etc., will be cleared to remove all debris left by contractor.

13. IRRIGATION:

All activation and deactivation included. Repairs to system done on Time and Materials basis. All head and valve repairs will be done without notice.  Any repairs on mainline are subject to prior approval.

14. CHANGE BATTERIES IN TIMERS:

New batteries to be installed in all sprinkler system timers.

**  Depending on growing or weather conditions, monthly occurrences may differ, while yearly activity totals will be provided as specified.

***  EXCLUSIONS:

The parties expressly agree that contractor will not perform the following work unless contracted for on a separate basis.

a) Treatment for disease or pests on lawns, trees, and shrubs, except as specified.

b) Trimming of trees that are over twelve (12) feet tall.

c) Cleaning and/or repairing from acts of vandalism, natural disorders, or acts of God. (Ex:  freeze, wind, fire, etc.)

d) Bark dust will be applied at a cost per unit when ordered. This includes bark and labor.

e) Hand watering of shrubs or lawns.

f) Disbudding of Rhododendrons.

g) Deep root feeding of trees, unless specified.