Note From LandCare RE: Dryness and Turf Condition

LandCare has provided the following information concerning recent dry weather, irrigation and turf conditions.

“As we all know this is the dry time of the year for southwest Florida.  You are all probably seeing dry spots or commonly referred to in the industry as “Hot Spots”.  LandCare is well aware of the problems.  We ask each and all of you to bear with us.  Irrigation systems are to supplement rain, not replace it.  Naples, Florida has had less than an inch of rain in the last 60 days.  Also in the same time frame Naples has had 60 days of mid to upper 80 degree temperatures with a heat index of upper 90’s to lower 100’s.  The average daily wind speed  of 5 – 12 mph dries the landscape turf and plants quickly, almost as if a large hair dryer were blowing across the entire community.  There are some areas that look lush, this is due to micro climates.  The area could have more shade, nutrient rich soil, or the irrigation coverage may be better.  LandCare will continue to do monthly wet checks and run irrigation on streets on an as needed basis during the day.  The community is very large and we can not run the entire property daily.  We continue to use the restrictions set by Collier county.  LandCare appreciates your concerns and are working very hard to address the issues.  The best outcome would be natural rainfall.

There has been numerous emails and phone calls with residents stating they are placing pennies on top of the irrigation heads and the penny does not fall off.  I would like to say the pop up misters spray from the sides, not from the top.  The mister heads do not have enough force to move the penny, mulch, and etc.”

Lanny Formaro
Property Manager
Marbella Lakes H.O.A  “Proudly Managed by GRS Management Associates
6664 Marbella Lane, Naples, FL 34105
D: 239-430-5690  |  F: 239-262-0113

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