Grass vs Trees
From a recent Dr. Dirt Indy Star column:
Dear Dr. Dirt: Our lawn has two large sugar maple trees. There is NO grass around these trees. We love the trees, but would like a little grass to go with them.
Dear Reader: For the most part, grass and trees are NOT compatible. Grass needs LOTS of SUNLIGHT and PLENTY of SOIL MOISTURE. Trees block the sun and their roots draw the moisture, killing the grass. You may shred the maple leaves and cover the area under the trees with them. Perhaps some wild flowers will become established in the leaf mulch? You can move out five or six feet from the trees and front them with some low growing shrubs with horizontal branching.
Otherwise, enjoy your trees just do not expect lush green grass underneath them.
2017 Annual Meeting Sunday, December 10 at 1:00 pm at Laurel Hall
Presentation and vote on the Proposed 2018 Budget.
Update on Long Range plan and Reserve Account.
Election of three Board members.
Please plan to attend
Reminders from Neighborhood Watch Coordinator, Jim Loiselle –
1: Always LOCK your vehicles.
2: Put outgoing mail in your box in the morning; do not leave it out overnight.
3: TURN ON your porch lights – front and rear.
4: If you are out in the evening leave lights and TV or Radio on.
5: Call 911 if you think someone is acting strange or soliciting at your door.
6: Our gates can be opened by the Police and Emergency vehicles.
Remember when in doubt – CALL 911 – PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE WINDRIDGE OFFICE
Please direct your guests & service providers to park in your driveway rather than on the street. We need to keep the streets open for large service vehicles and to ease navigation for cars & walkers.
Please DO NOT PARK on the GRASS
Keep your tires on the blacktop
A Huge Thank You to Ken Myers for tackling our invasive honeysuckle!!! It is easy to get used to honeysuckle and say, “Oh, it is so pretty! It provides such a nice privacy screen.” But the invasive honeysuckle is KILLING our WOODS. It strangles our trees and poisons the ground so that other underbrush will not grow. Our birds, wildlife and insects leave the area because there is nothing for them to eat.
Honeysuckle eradication and control has been a Windridge priority since 2010.
Ken is helping get rid of the honeysuckle to provide us with vistas through our woods!
Again – Thank You Ken!!!
GATES UPDATE – The new gates have been ordered. Work is being done to prepare for the installation of the new, wider Visitors Entrance Gate.
***WALGREENS HEARING has been cancelled. ***
*** Emergency Notification via Text Message is now available. When we have water outages, road closures, security issues or other similar emergencies you may be notified by TEXT – if you sign up. Turn your filled out form into the office to join the group. The form is available on our website.
Reminders from our Property Manager, Doug Beyers –
*** Please do not park on the grass. Keep your tires on the blacktop.
*** Please join our Emergency Text Message Notification group.
Come to office for a form to fill out.
When we have water outages and/or other emergencies you will receive a text message.
*** Please notify the office about any trees that may pose a danger to your home.
***Foundation plantings are the responsibility of the home owner.
This includes ivy growing on the side of your home and walls.
Ivy MUST be removed from the siding, brick and brick fences.
Failure to maintain ivy growth will result in damage to your home and you may be charged.
***MAIN GATE –
*** Please be patient when entering the main gate. Current safety laws require a three second delay and beeping before the gate begins to open.
Please use the three second rule:
Drive all the way up to the gate
Press #1 on your gate remote
Count One – Two – Three
The gate will then open
A BIG thank you to Kathleen Roman for publishing our NEW newsletter The WINDREADER Vol 1, No. 3, Summer 2017
In the interest of saving paper and staff time we will not be delivering them in the tubes.
Board Meeting Minutes are posted on the website and are also available in the office and in boxes located at the South Exit Gate and on Hawks Point Rd at Chipwood Lane. The minutes are usually available 10 – 14 days after each meeting.
***Lights ON – Please keep your front and back lights ON – 24/7***
Please report any burned out lights to the office or Jim Loiselle, Neighborhood Watch Coordinator, 317-426-5933. You may also submit a work order online, email or call the office.
***Click here – Security Gate Codes Flyer – this is a corrected copy of the flyer delivered in April, 2016. Service Provider Code – This code is active Monday – Friday from 6:00 AM until 6:00 PM. Please correct your copy and keep for future reference.
Good news – our Community Room is available for your use.
Reservations for Windridge Committees & Windridge Club Activities may be added to the calendar in the Community Room. Guidelines are with the calendar and posted online.
***Street Parking is a SAFETY issue for ALL of us – Street parking limits access for ambulance, fire & police vehicles. Please do not park on the street overnight. Park in your garage or driveway and have guests park in guest parking. Thank you!
***Windridge Neighborhood Watch – Coordinator, Jim Loiselle.
The Neighborhood Watch is always looking for new Captains. If you are interested please contact Jim at 426-5933 or email@example.com
Our Board of Director officers for 2017 are: President Elle Keppler, Vice President Vicki Eident, Secretary Jane Loiselle and Treasurer Tom Eggers. The other five Board of Directors are Charlie Boyle, Bill Pert, Mike McCracken, Eileen Scott, and Bev Watkins
Please feel free to contact any of our Board of Directors in person, by phone or by email.