The Condo Board of Directors has issued an updated list of Rules and Regulations regarding placement of potted plants and other “garden items” outside of Condo Units. For clarification ; Under no circumstances should plants be attached to trees ( see #3 below) through invasive means. ( anchors which penetrate or may cause damage to the trees (i.e. nails, screws, chains etc.). The Rule regarding in ground plantings refers to areas directly behind screened portions of the lanai only and planting distance is 18 inches from the edge of your lanai pavers. A property inspection of the Condo areas will be performed in the following days to ensure compliance with these Rules. Any items not within compliance of these Rules need to be removed by the Owners prior to Nov. 27th to prevent removal and disposal by the Association.
To ensure ease of landscaping and a consistent landscaped look, the
Board of the Marbella Lakes Condominium Association has adopted the
following rules regarding plants placed by owners. These rules ensure
that we can maintain our landscape costs; and ease of access to
1. No more than a combined total of 4 potted plants will be allowed in front
and side of an individual condo. They may be placed on walkways, next
to the front doors, and on the side of the garage doors. Under no
circumstances should potted plants prohibit condo ingress or egress.
2. Potted plants should be no more than 3.5 feet tall, including the planter.
Under no circumstances should trees or vegetables (other than herbs) be
placed in these pots. Vegetables easily attract unwanted wildlife to the
3. No potted plants, birdhouses, etc. may be hung from trees. This includes
oak trees, palm trees etc. The only exception to this is naturally occurring
air plants such as orchids which are not harmful to trees. They may be
attached to trees as the roots can absorb water vapor from the air.
4. In ground plants, no more than 4 feet tall, may only be planted behind
lanais. The width allowance is 18 inches (no further than the back step).
No invasive species shall be planted behind lanais and existing invasive
species planted by homeowners must be removed. All other in ground
plantings are prohibited.
These rules supersede all other written and oral rules. Any plantings not
addressed in these rules require Condo Board approval. Final decisions
are at the sole discretion of the Condo Board
Thank you in advance for your cooperation in keeping Marbella Lakes Beautiful.