Our HOA has always been obnoxiously annoying with sending everyone “your lawn needs to be mowed” and “your flower beds need to be weeded” nastygrams but lately it has become ridiculous and a problem for us. Usually they send you a first notice and then when you mow they leave you alone for a while until the next rainy season that results in the grass geting too tall for their liking, which usually corresponds with times hubby is away (or lazy) since I don’t do the yard work.
This summer has been pretty wet so the grass and weeds have been growing back really fast. Hubby usually mows every other weekend but lately he’s been having to mow almost every weekend to keep up. Anyway they must do their neighborhood inspections at the end of the week since we usually get a letter from them a day after the lawn is freshly mowed and edged. Recently we got a second and third notice and even got one nasty letter saying if we cannot comply they will take legal action and hire someone to do it and blah blah blah. This is general form language but sounds nasty. Their recurring “violation” notice reads that we need to weed the flower beds. Well, we do pull weeds from our flower beds when we see them (I actually do that to maintain my pretty flowers I recently planted). After we got a third notice of weeds, we realized there has to be some error since we have no weeds but instead have pretty flowers! So we decided that whoever does the inspections must be a moron.
We’ve tried calling but the phone number doesn’t seem to work. We also mailed a letter explaining that our flower beds are not full of weeds since we recently planted roses and petunias and they have been in bloom until the rains started knocking their petals off. We also let them know that regardless of whether the grass and weeds were indeed tall on the day of inspection, each “offense” should be considered a first since we indeed do mow. Otherwise, the lawn and weeds would be taller each time they inspected, and not just a little tall. They’ve not responded so we even emailed the HOA manager a copy of the letter we sent and attached photos pointing to each flower and stating what it is.
Here are the photos, where are these weeds they keep yelling at us about?
Now we have learned this past week that the HOA manager for our neighborhood has quit and “moved onto greener pastures” so we’re waiting to see who the new manager will be so we can forward this complaint to them. Hopefully the new manager will have half a brain since the previous one had zero brain in her head. Yes I can’t stand her because twice before she sent us nastygrams and it turned out she wasn’t reading the address right and the letter was meant for another house. Yea, that’s the smarty pants we got to put up with. If we had to deal with that I’m certain other letter were sent to the wrong places too. So, maybe these nasty “weed your flower bed” letters aren’t meant for us after all?