Part of your duties as an HOA leader is to maintain lawns and landscaping within your property. This is a major aesthetic component to why people choose to live in their communities, so keeping lawns neat and well-manicured is vital. Even though you’ve got a lot on your plate, upkeep on your landscaping doesn’t have to take all day. In this post, we’ll cover how you can manage this task without breaking the bank or wasting time. Most importantly, review your LA HOA Insurance policy to ensure your coverage and limits are sufficient.
Invest in the right equipment.
If you’re planting shrubs or fixing a wall, you need a tractor at the bare minimum. Doing this job by hand can be a time-consuming and exhausting job. With the right equipment and tools, simple tasks and major renovations can be timed promptly, saving time and money.
According to All Property Management, a berm, or a small mound of dirt where you can plant flowers and trees, is a great way to make landscaping easier for two reasons:
- This landscaping element helps with drainage, thanks to the gentle slope of the mound. That means you have to worry less about overwatering your plants, as extra water will flow down the sides.
- A berm creates a focal point in your yard. With just one out front or back, you can forget about dealing with extra plants and other elements that would require more work to maintain. Add brightly colored plants to make it stand out.
Go beyond plants.
Trees and plants require a lot of upkeep. Instead, try implementing some other aspects into the landscaping that are low-maintenance. For example, try installing ponds, rock walkways, fire pits, or group seating.
About Scott Litman Insurance Agency
At Scott Litman Insurance Agency, we are dedicated to protecting HOAs like yours. We have a unique understanding of the industry and the common risk exposures that you face in your daily operations. In fact, we find that 90% of the policies we review are missing coverages that violate the Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CC&R), exposing the board, HOA and management to lawsuits – which is why our comprehensive policies are tailored to meet your specific needs at competitive prices. For more information about our products, contact our experts today at (818) 879-5980 ext. 201, or fill out our online form.