Landscaping & Retaining Walls
The HOA encourages the planting of shrubbery, plants and trees. Landscape plans need only be submitted when required by the Architectural Review Committee as part of a submission for structural additions or alterations.
- Changes in grade or drainage must not adversely affect adjacent property.
- Trees or plants of any kind that obstruct sight lines of vehicular traffic or that are detrimental to neighboring property are specifically prohibited.
- Lines of shrubbery along property boundaries will be considered fences and will be reviewed as such.
- All landscaping elements must not be intrusive and must be appropriate to their surroundings. Size, scale, color, and materials are important criteria for acceptability. Whenever possible, the use of natural materials is preferred and encouraged. Homeowners are encouraged to seek professional landscape architectural assistance when planning extensive landscape planting.
- No more than three pieces of yard art or decorative items such as yard benches, bird baths, figurines or the like are permitted in front yards. Figurines, decorative items and other yard art are to be relegated to rear yards or areas not visible from the street.
- With the exception of seasonal decorations, no plastic or painted yard art is allowed. Seasonal decorations are to be removed within a reasonable time after the season.
Retaining walls should be as unobtrusive as possible and built to the minimum height needed to serve their function.
- Materials may be brick, natural stone, square cornered timbers, or concrete.
- Rounded landscape timbers may not be approved in heights greater than one foot above grade due to their lack of stability to retain earth.
- Plain concrete or plain concrete block walls are specifically prohibited.