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March 22, 2019 Port Potomac News and Updates
Posted on Mar 22nd, 2019

 
March 22, 2019 
 
Good Afternoon Port Potomac,
 
I was recently reading an industry publication, Common Ground and came across a landscape maintenance schedule that I thought you might find helpful.  The schedule presented follows below.
March – General cleanup of planting beds and lawn.  Apply pre-emergent herbicide to planting beds and lawns.   At the end of the month, begin shrub pruning of evergreens and flowering shrubs.
April – Complete pruning of evergreens and flowering shrubs.  Clean out all dead or winter plantings. Apply granular fertilizer to shrubs and lawns.  Turn on irrigation if existing.  Apply new mulch to planting beds. Edge sidewalks and planting beds as needed.
Late April – rake lawn to help dethatch.  Apply insecticides to lawn to control chinch bugs and grubs.
May – Apply 2nd application of granular fertilization to lawns.  2nd application of pre-emergent treatment for planting beds and lawns.
Of course there is much more that can be done, these are minimal recommendations.  If you are interested in learning more you can check the Prince William VA Tech Extension Office at www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/vce/pages/horticulture-classes.aspx
 
Management has been working with the fitness director to ensure we offer as many programs possible in our current circumstances.  We will continue to offer the 5 offsite classes and when the weather warms, we will be offering outdoor classes at the clubhouse when possible.  Pam is also working on setting up the summer camps for kids.  This year we are considering basketball, soccer and tennis camps.  More information on the camps will come out closer to summer. 
Attached is this week’s flyer for the home fitness workout. March Madness
 
The Board of Directors and Management is working diligently on moving ahead with the Clubhouse renovations.  The frustration level concerning the clubhouse is high for everyone, but we are doing everything we can to move things along.  It seems like we take on step forward and then two steps back.  The contract with the Interior designer has been signed on the Associations part and has been sent to the Interior designer for her signature and should be finalized in the next few days.  The written request to the County Health Department concerning the outdoor pool will be submitted early next.  Keep your fingers crossed that they approve our plan for the pool, and we are able to open the outdoor pool this season.  Prince William County has located the last form we need to move forward on the temporary office permit. We will keep your updated as the clubhouse situation changes and everything we have been waiting on starts to come together.

Sincerely,

Beth Cousino
General Manager
Port Potomac HOA
 
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