Landscaping

We all want our community to remain beautiful and well kept. Please do your part by maintaining the landscaping on your property, cleaning up after your pet, and picking up litter on both your property and the common areas.

The Villages at Tower Oaks contracts with Level Green www.levelgreenlandscaping.com for landscaping maintenance of HOA common areas. Level Green also mows and edges lawns, mulches plant beds, and trims at front and side yards of Villages homes. Level Green will only mow back-yard grass as a courtesy and only if the back gate door is unlocked. They will not force open a gate handle that is broken, stuck, or locked.

Homeowners are responsible for maintaining the landscaping on their property.  This includes trimming trees and removing dead trees and shrubs.  Homeowners are also reminded to maintain shrubs from growing into their neighbor’s yards and remove any invasive vines (English Ivy, wild grape) that infringe on a neighbor’s property.  Homeowners may hire at their own expense, their own landscaping maintenance company. Refer to our Preferred Vendor list on our VTO webpage for suggestions.  Reminder: any major changes to trees or shrubs in the front yard of a homeowner's property require Design Review Committee approval.

As part of the HOA’s ongoing landscape maintenance program, Level Green restores grass (new sod or seed) to a portion of the common area each year, typically in the fall months during cooler weather and greater rainfall. This restoration replenishes grass that has died due to lack of water or erosion.



Who maintains the area around the storm water drainage pond behind Treasure Oak Court, and the area around Dogwood Park?

These areas are maintained by the City of Rockville. Homeowners with landscape concerns involving these areas should contact the city directly.


Who handles snow removal?

The Villages contracts with Level Green to remove snow from our community streets. Homeowners are responsible for snow removal from their driveways, sidewalks, and steps.  Refer to the City of Rockville snow removal guidelines for more information:  https://www.rockvillemd.gov/1111/Snow-Removal.


What deer resistant plants are recommended for my private yard?

www.dnr.state.md.us/wildlife/Hunt_Trap/deer/deer_damage/ddmtplants.asp.

 

What are considered invasive plants in Maryland?

https://extension.umd.edu/resource/invasive-plants-avoid-buying-your-yard-and-garden-maryland


Are there any recommendations for native/drought-tolerant plants and plants that attract butterflies?

https://extension.umd.edu/resource/recommended-native-plants-maryland

www.emmitsburg.net/gardens/index.htm.



What guidelines are there for fence construction?

Refer to Article 11.24 – Fences (page 50), in the Villages at Tower Oaks Covenants.