September 5, 2009

Victor Square Weed Control

The Master Board approved funding for weed removal and control around Victor Square pond to be performed by Goetz Landscape. Work should begin soon.

September 3, 2009

VG Social Committee Announces Back to School Movie Night...Sept 11th

Hugo's first day of school usually means it's our last Movie in the Park of the summer! Please bring popcorn or a snack to share and head over to Val Jean Park at 7:30PM on Friday, September 11th for a showing of Disney's 'Bolt'. Please check this site the day of the event for any updates in case of bad weather. Don't forget to bring your lawn chairs/blankets! Thanks in advance to Rita Groneberg and Cheryl Viker for organizing this event! Also, a big thank you to Erin Roberts for donating Sara Lee snacks. We appreciate all our volunteers and what they provide to our events and our neighborhood.

Lawn Care - $50 Sprinkler Blow-Out Winterization

Tony Schwab has volunteered to coordinate services with another lawncare professional, Shawn Herman from Classic Lawnscape. Shawn is offering again this year to perform seasonal blowing out and shut-down of resident's individual sprinkler systems. As many may remember, he offered this service last year also. In the past, he also worked with Tony planting perennials in the neighborhood.
Shawn's price for blowing-out sprinklers will be $50.00 per home. He plans on performing the work on Saturday, October 24th.
If you want this service performed, please Call Tony Schwab (651) 429-2000 (home) to sign up.

August 31, 2009

Lawn Care - $40 Core Aeration Service

Tony Schwab has spoken to Jeff Abrose of Pro-Aire Lawn Service again this year about lawn core aeration services.
"Core aeration is the best method of dealing with the problem of compaction in the lawn. Aeration promotes moisture and air penetration into soils, resulting in deeper and healthier root systems on the grass plants. ... The best time of year to aerate the lawn is late August to early October. Aeration can be done in the spring but will lead to additional weed seeds being brought to the surface where they may germinate. In fall, weed seeds will also be brought to the surface, but they will not sprout." - University of Minnesota Extension Service website
Jeff is offering his aeration service to Victor Gardens Single Family Village residents again this year for a flat rate of $40/per lawn regardless of size. As many of us were his clients last year may know, this is a pretty good deal considering the rental of the equipment (not labor, transportation, or gas) would cost the average homeowner $40 for a day.
Jeff did a great job on our lawn last year, and I would recommend his services to anyone. He's asking interested residents call him directly at (651) 274-1535. He'll likely coordinate a schedule sometime between now (Sept. 1) and the third week of September.