The trees in Tuscany jealously hung onto their leaves deep into winter this year, and some are continuing to cling to them like they might never grow another. This didn’t leave much time for their removal prior to our first snowfall.
While it can be annoying that they refuse to drop their leaves all at once, it is also dangerous for us to leave them on our lawns through the winter.
When not removed in a timely manner, leaves block turf from getting the sunlight it needs and can create mold growth, both of which can kill the grass. Happily, the forecast is calling for warmer temps, which provides a great opportunity to get them removed.
As you tackle this task, please keep in mind it is a misdemeanor under Idaho’s criminal statute to sweep or blow leaves, which are considered debris, onto any roadway used for public transportation. It carries a fine of up to $2,500 and up to six months in jail. It also isn’t terribly neighborly to blow leaves off your property for someone else to deal with.
The Board is currently working with last year’s contractor to provide the final fall leaf cleanup for our common areas.
We all need to work together to keep Tuscany beautiful. Your participation in this effort is sincerely appreciated.