LANDSCAPING @ HP
Our fabulous Landscaper is Mr. Bobby Hanna from Maximum Services, who works with our Master Gardener, Ms. Linda Weeks, to make our community beautiful.
Note: Because of the ongoing road project the last 5-6 months, landscaping requests have a large backlog. We apologize but didn’t want to do any work that would subsequently be ruined by the road project.
Message from the Landscaping Committee:
December 9, 2019: All personal/private landscaping requests have been suspended until approximately mid-January. Why? Because our landscapers will be very busy working on the road project. Once the landscaping phase of the road project is over, we will return to normal mode.
Residents cannot remove or plant shrubs or trees on their property without the consent of the Landscaping Supervisor. We reserve the right to remove any plant that was inappropriately planted without permission.
Upgrading from 3 to 6 inch pipes: When HP was originally designed, 15 pumps were installed in the lakes to irrigate the property. Unfortunately, they used 3 inch pipes which had 2 negative factors. The narrow pipes didn’t put out enough pressure and they forced our very expensive motors to work harder and fail prematurely. In 2018, our landscaping team replaced the 3 inch pipes with new 6 inch versions. Now we can properly irrigate the entire property plus our motors will last longer because they don’t have to work as hard.
Landscaping Update: Every HP Villa and Garden Apartment was inspected for dead or missing plants and we spent over $16,000 for 1,867 new ones which replaced those dead or missing plants. If you want to pay for additional plants or trees, you can do such by submitting a work order marked “Private”. Please note, you do NOT pay for labor, only for material. Our landscaping team will take care of the sod and grass outside of your home.
Private Work Orders: Our Landscaping team will take care of your private plant/tree orders only 2 days a month between the hours of 1-3 PM. This will give the team an opportunity to work on our landscaping needs throughout the property. The 2 days will be the last week of the month and the days chosen will be subject to weather conditions and other variables. Please note, there will be no new orders taken during the intense summer heat.
The Landscaping Team is developing new methodologies and protocols which should enhance efficiency, save us money, and make landscaping changes easier for our residents. In the end, our residents, the HPA budget, and the landscaping company will all benefit from this organized, efficient approach to landscaping issues.
Please be advised that the final decision on all landscaping issues will be made by our certified landscapers.
Check out the lighting at the Jog Road and El Clair islands inside the front and rear gate.
Fruit Trees: For various reasons, all fruit trees are prohibited on HPA property. Unit owners should immediately remove them or ask Maximum Services to remove them. If this request is completed prior to October 31st, there will be No Charge to the unit owner. However, after October 31st, if there are any fruit trees in one of our yards, they will be removed and the unit owner will receive a bill. If you have any questions, please speak with Bobby or Linda.
Maximum Services installed about 104 new trees throughout our community. This is part of the Hurricane Assessment plan to replace trees lost during Hurricane Irma. They included 43 Live Oaks, 46 Fox Tail Palm Trees, and 15 Magnolia trees.
- The Landscapers decided they would no longer automatically give 6 plants to residents who request them.
- Be advised that residents can purchase plants, mulch, stones, and edging from Maximum Landscaping. They must fill out a work order on our website or in person at the clubhouse front desk. Eric or Linda will contact them and give unit owners suggestions, ideas, and a price. All work will be scheduled for 2 days during the last week of the month. Remember, there is no charge for labor, unit owners only pay for the plants or trees.
- All new plants must be approved by Maximum Services; they must be compatible with the south Florida environment.
Mahogany Trees are native to south Florida and are in the category of “protected trees“, which makes it next to impossible to replace them. They cannot be removed simply because a resident doesn’t like them. They can only be removed when specific conditions exist as documented in Palm Beach County code.
The Landscaping Committee is made up of HP residents, a member of the HPA BOD, and the Landscape Coordinator, who reports to the HPA Board of Directors.
We want to operate fairly, consistently, and within the guidelines, so we have a set of rules which HPA residents should know. Maximum Services is responsible for maintaining all villa and first floor condo yards. If a unit owner wants to assume responsibility for maintaining their yard, they must obtain written permission from Maximum Services, who represents the HPA. After receiving permission to maintain their yards, unit owners must comply with all rules and guidelines issued by Maximum Services or else permission to maintain their yard will be revoked.
- Please be aware that you do not own the area outside your home. Residents need written permission from the HPA to maintain their yard. If permission was granted, but the area outside of your unit has overgrown and unsightly plants, the HPA can and will take over maintenance. In this scenario, the resident will no longer have the right to maintain their yard. However, we much prefer if you work with our landscaping team to make your yards look beautiful.
- Residents must obtain permission from Maximum Services (Mr. Bobby Hanna) before they can replace plants. Our landscapers will ensure the plants are placed in the correct spot, they are south Florida friendly, and they will thrive with limited watering.
- Per our documents, no Fruit Trees or Florida Holly (Brazilian Pepper) are allowed because fruit which falls from the trees attracts rats. All fruit trees should be removed by the unit owner or else Maximum will remove them.
- All trees are the responsibility of Maximum Services.
This program is no longer operational.
The following landscaping prices are for HP residents only and there is no labor charge. If a resident wants landscaping services from Maximum, they must complete a Work Order on our website or at the front desk. You can also sign up by speaking with a Landscaping Supervisor, but we still want you to complete a Work Order. You only pay for the additional plants or trees, there is no charge for labor.
|3 Gallon Plants||$7 to $12 depending on species|
|Rocks||$10.00 per bag, $325.00 per yard for normal rock used|
|Expensive/Exotic Rocks||This price will be negotiated.|
|Black Border||$50 per stick|
|Underlay for Rocks||$85 Per Roll|
|Mulch||$3.75 per bag red, $5.00 per bag dark brown|
|Annual Flowers||$3 Per Flower|
|Top Soil||$4 Per Bag|
|Potting Soil||$10 Per Bag|
|Small Trees||Depends upon species and size|
|Palm Trees||Depends upon species and size|