Good Day to All,
The 2017 Board of Directors worked to create and approve a viable guideline for Owners who wish to have potted plants outside of their Homes. Understanding that some individuals wish to personalize their Home’s exterior and have limited options to do so within the Association documents, they developed and approved the following list of guidelines. These are designed to allow some latitude and still maintain the aesthetic standards within the Community. There is no allowance for “planting” any vegetation on Association property except for the area directly behind the screened openings of your lanai. These plantings are limited to 18 inches from the lanai pavers and plantings shall not exceed the height of 4 feet. The cross rail ( chair rail ) of your screen framing is a good visual cue for reference.
No potted plants are permitted to be placed in any mulched or grass area as this will impede the landscaping maintenance. There is an attached copy of the Document if you wish to save or print for future reference.
Please read below and if you have any plantings or potted plants not in compliance, please correct / remove within 14 days. There is no need to notify the Association of corrections made. There will be a compliance inspection performed after the 14 day grace period and any non-compliant plantings or pots will be addressed at that time through individual Notification letters or removal of the non-compliant materials by the Association. No “empty” pots are permitted outside of the Home. All potted plants are expected to be healthy and well maintained. Dead, diseased or unsightly plants will be required to be removed or replaced.
Condominium Rules for Plants
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.
Attachments should be made with natural twine. No invasive or
destructive material such as hooks, nails or screws shall be used as this
may cause damage to the trees.
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.
This is a part of the Association’s effort to maintain the aesthetic appeal of the Property as a whole and everyone’s cooperation in this effort is appreciated.