As we move into August, DLC Resources is focused on protecting your landscape from both monsoon damage and the lingering summer heat. With most of the Ryegrass transitioning out, the summer Bermuda grass is filling in throughout your common areas. For any remaining bare spots, crews will continue to give extra attention through fertilization and irrigation to push growth in these areas, typically sloped or shaded places that receive less sunlight or water than turf in flat, open areas. We have done four rounds of fertilizer this growing season. Turf weeds are addressed as needed.
We are monitoring your irrigation system and have maintained increased run times as necessary for the warmer temperatures. In addition, our Water Department and local irrigation specialists carefully observe monsoon rainfall and on-the-ground conditions to deliver the right amount of water for your landscape.
Monsoon windstorms have caused some damage in recent weeks, resulting in broken branches throughout the Community. We have had no less than 50 trees with damage, including medium to very large branches that were broken. We trimmed the affected trees as needed and cleaned up the areas. Ten trees have been lost so far.
Crews have been performing routine maintenance, trimming plants to keep them in their growth spaces. We are working to clean up bean pods and tree debris as well. Trees are trimmed to remove low-hanging branches and lift canopies. You may notice that some plants show signs of stress like wilting in high temperatures of 110 and higher.
A specialized Arbor crew finished trimming trees above contract height at Vistancia. Thinning and lifting canopies helps reduce wind damage from summer storms.
Our Special Projects Dept. is wrapping up work on the Poly to PVC conversion project along Westland Rd. Replacing cracked poly irrigation tubing with more durable PVC helps to save water and more reliably deliver water to plants. They are working on both sides of the road and in the median.
Crews also replaced broken and damaged curbing in the Mira Vista area recently.
Monsoon Storm Response
When monsoon storms arrive, the emphasis for DLC Resources shifts to clean-up and repair. Typically, the summer storms occur late in the day, after crews have left the property for the day. For emergency storm response needs, such as damaged trees in the common areas blocking streets or sidewalks, please call your Community Management team. Full-scale non-emergency storm clean-up generally begins the following morning. Routine maintenance activities may need to be suspended or reduced in scope while the crew cleans up debris and perform repairs.