Neighborhood appearance of public areas within the BPHA boundaries is an active function of the homeowners association. Volunteer residents working as part of the Neighborhood Appearance Committee strive to improve BPHA esplanades and other public areas within our neighborhood as well as to coordinate their maintenance for a neat, attractive appearance.
Our service provider maintains our esplanades 38 times per year which includes mowing, edging, blowing ,trimming all the flower beds and picking up trash. They also mow and edge Poor Farm Ditch throughout our neighborhood and a small section of Kilmarnock Ditch 14 times a year. Also provided are seasonal color changeouts 3 times per year on various esplanades and trimming of all the trees once a year. All of the irrigation is checked twice a year and repairs are made as needed.
Now to the fun facts... Did you know that there are 4.5 miles and 50 individual esplanades in our neighborhood that need attention. Our irrigation system consists of a large network of pipes, valves and sprinkler heads and 36 individual back flow preventers that keeps all of our esplanades irrigated.
All in all this is a huge undertaking by our provider and the commitment from our due paying members and sustainers make it all happen. You can definitely tell the difference when you are in Braeswood Place.
Yard of the Month
The Braeswood Place Yard of the Month award program shows appreciation and recognition for those homeowners who demonstrate superior effort in maintaining their property, and who, as a result, positively contribute to the overall appearance of Braeswood Place. Each monthly winner will receive special recognition in the Sentinel Newsletter and the honor of displaying the official “Braeswood Place Yard of the Month” lawn-sign in their yard that identifies their property as the Yard of the Month winner.
For more information or to submit a home, email Jackie Addington firstname.lastname@example.org
March 2023 Yard of the Month Winner
Finding a "green" yard to photograph after the Christmas freeze was a challenge. The home at 3803 Tartan Ln. has lots of green because the homeowner chose many native trees and shrubs when she planned her garden 7 years ago. Two native American Holly trees on each side of the tall steps, two native inkberry holly trees on each corner of the house, two native grandiflora magnolias plus two very large, old, native live oak provide a year-round green canopy. Not native is a New Zealand crybaby tree which has large clusters of orange blossoms and is "pampered". The tree died but is coming back from the root.
Home & Garden Club
The Braeswood Place Home and Garden Club’s mission is to promote interest in beautification and to stimulate knowledge and love of gardening amongst amateurs. We are also very involved in philanthropic projects, encourage civic planting and help in aiding the protection of native trees, plants and birds. We offer a wide range of monthly programs on the 3rd Monday of each month - please visit the Calendar for details and to RSVP. Contact Cathy Duke with any questions about the Club email@example.com.