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Lawn care is a big responsibility, but there are ways to cut corners that may benefit your lawn. • Mow Less Often (within reason) - Raise your mower’s blade to 3 to 4 inches. Taller grass shades soil. - Shaded soil keeps weeds like crabgrass from getting sustenance. Leave Grass Clippings on the Lawn. - Clippings break down and return precious nutrients to the soil. - Use a mulching mower, which fertilizes the lawn in a natural way. Water When You wake Up - Watering early saves you time and money and fosters a tougher, more drought-resistant lawn. Water in the afternoon and expect evaporation. Water at night, you expose your lawn to bacteria and insects that are attracted by the excess moisture. Water Less Often - It is best to limit watering to three times a week. - If your lawn gets an inch of water in a week from rain alone, that’s all it needs. Stop Weeds Before They Start - Apply pre-emergent weed control as early as spring and re-apply in 3 months.
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Boats, Trailers, and Campers!
Please view http://www.hghoa.com/html/covenants.html for complete information .
“You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen, it said ‘Parking Fine’” -Tommy Cooper
An excerpt: “BOATS, TRAILERS, CAMPERS, COMMERCIAL VEHICLES”
“No boat, boat trailer, or utility trailer shall be parked on the street or nearer to the street than the front or side building setback lines. A boat and/or boat trailer may generally be parked or kept on a lot if it is parked or kept in such a manner that it is screened from all streets… No mobile house trailer (whether on or off wheels), vehicle or enclosed body or the type which may be places on or attached to a vehicle (known generally as ‘recreational vehicles’ or ‘campers’), or commercial vehicles of any kind shall be parked on any street within the subdivision…. Any commercially licensed vehicle, which is otherwise parked or screened in accordance with the applicable neighborhood restrictive covenants, must be registered to a business offsite of residence. A post office box number is not a valid offsite business address….”
Navigating around these things can be dangerous!
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How to Identify a Copperhead Snake
There are 37 types of snake in NC, but only 6 are venomous. Of the six, it seems the Copperhead is the only one we have encountered here in HG. 1. The head of a Copperhead is triangular in shape with a narrow neck. The eyes are the sides of the head and have vertical slits in their pupils (like a cat’s eye). 2. The scales of a Copperhead form an hourglass pattern with dark lines criss-crossing over a lighter background. Some have bands instead of the usual hourglass pattern. Colors vary. 3. They live in hilly, wooded areas where they can hide in the shade and brush, while others prefer wetlands. So, be careful of swamps or riverbeds. 4. Watch for the vibrating tail of a Copperhead, since this means they are about to strike. So watch where you step! Clear away brush and debris from your yard or around buildings, as these are places where they like to hide. If you are ever bitten by a Copperhead snake, seek immediate medical attention!
Hurricane Home Tips Season is : June 1-No ve mber 30th
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Tightly close shed or crawl space doors to keep them from blowing off of their hinges and becoming dangerous projectiles. Bring in flags, awnings, and/or patio umbrellas. Do not park vehicles under trees. Store lawn ornaments away. Remove any house ornaments (wreaths, plaques, porch décor). Consider the removal of any unstable trees (ARC requests please) or tree limbs. Put away all children’s toys, rides, and secure anything that can not be put away.
Actions: Before The Storm 1. Have plenty of food and water on hand. 2. Ready all supplies. 3. Have a secure room available. Disaster Supply Kit Blankets/Pillows Clothing First aid kit/Medicines/Prescription Drugs Toiletries/Moisture wipes Flashlights/Batteries Radio Telephones (Fully charged) Cash/Credit Cards Keys Important documents (in waterproof container)/Insurance/Medical/Bank Account Numbers/SSI Cards, etc. Tools Vehicle fuel tanks full Pet care items NOTE: WATER-At least 1 gallon daily per person for 2-7 days. During The Storm 1. Stay away from windows. 2. Do not use the phone, or candles. 3. Monitor the weather and civil service bulletins. After The Storm 1. Report downed power lines and stay away from them. 2. Use stored water and food. 3. Be patient. Things will take a while before they get back to normal.
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/HAW2/english/disaster_prevention.shtml http://www.fema.gov/areyouready/hurricanes.shtm http://www.hurricanesafety.org/hurricanesafetychecklists.shtml
Summer Safety Tips
HEAT/SUN SAFETY • Apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes before going outside. The best defense is covering up with light weight clothing. • Avoid the peak sun exposure times between 10am-4pm. • Reapply sunscreen every two hours, or after swimming or sweating. • Use extra caution near water and sand , because they reflect UV rays and may result in sunburn more quickly. • Intense activity that last 15 minutes or more should be reduced whenever high heat and humidity reach critical levels. • Never leave children alone in or near a pool, even for a moment. • Avoid alcohol and caffeine during excessively hot days, because they can dehydrate the body. Carry water and/or juice and drink continuously even if you are not thirsty. • Avoid high-protein meals, which increase metabolic heat. BUG SAFETY • Don’t use scented soaps, perfumes or hair sprays. • Avoid areas where insects nest or congregate, such as stagnant pools of water, uncovered foods and gardens where flowers are in bloom. • Avoid dressing in bright colors or flowery prints. • Combination sunscreen/insect repellant products should be avoided because sunscreen needs to be reapplied every two hours, but the insect repellent should not be reapplied. • Repellents containing DEET are most effective against ticks, which can transmit Lyme Disease, and mosquitoes, which can transmit West Nile Virus and other viruses. • DEET should not be used on children under 2 months of age. • Children should wash off repellents when back indoors. PLAYTIME SAFETY • Children should always wear helmets with wheeled toys. • Never ride skateboards or scooters near traffic. • Oversized bikes are dangerous, choose a bike that properly fits the child in size. MOWING SAFTETY • Children younger than 12 should not use walk-behind mowers. • Wear sturdy shoes while mowing.
National Night Out—August 3rd TIME: 7-9pm
Come out and help us meet and greet our local safety officers from York Security, Raleigh Police Department, and the local fire department! Obstacle Course WHERE: S&R Parking Lot adjacent to the HC play-ground. Giant Slide Velcro Wall
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Get the Scoop.
Our Facebook Group page is growing! Come post questions, share news, and be available for Board emails. Access our HGHOA website for ARCH requests, maps, news, electronic newsletters, calendar events, other forms/links, and access to the Swim and Racquet Club. We are also on Twitter! http://twitter.com/HarringtonGrove
HOA Meetings: Every Fourth Thursday, 7pm, at St. Francis, Anthony Hall, room 402. National Night Out– August 3rd: S&R Club Parking Lot adjacent to the HG playground. Annual Golf Tournament– September 11, 2010 — Contact Jim Martin (firstname.lastname@example.org) Fall Yard Sale– September 18th. Annual BBQ— September 18th— 4pm-7pm: S&R Club.
Did you know that the Raleigh Code allows one day to remove your trash cart from the road?
York Security would like to thank the two good Samaritans that stopped to help with a flat tire! Thanks so much!
The Dog Log:
Leash Law: It is against the law for domesticated animals such as dogs and cats to run unrestrained within the city limits. Misdemeanor citations can be given to pet guardians. To report: 919-831-6311 or 919-996-1449. • “Pooper Scooper” Law: Feces must be removed from any private property (this includes HARRINGTON GROVE common areas). Removal of feces is not just a courtesy, it is environmentally necessary. “Rain water carries it into the storm drains, where city storm water systems are separate and is not treated. This tainted water is then carried to the creeks and streams that feed into the Neuse River— a source of drinking water for millions of North Carolinians.” Note that the HOA buys bags and has them throughout the neighborhood along walking paths. Please take advantage! • Nuisance Animals: •Repeatedly running at large; •Damaging property; •Habitually making loud noises/barking; •Endangering public health; •Vicious; •Causing unsanitary conditions; • Tags: All animals over four months must have a City tag. Animals must have current rabies shots to purchase a tag. •
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IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS: Emergency: 911 RPD Non Emergency: 831-6311 York Security: 919-828-7677 Poison Control: 800-848-6946 Raleigh Animal Control: 919-807-5260 Waste Management Bulk Pick Up: 919-831-6890
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