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Keeping Orangecrest (and your Wallet) Green

One of the beautiful features of Orangecrest Country are the green lawns seen throughout the community.   Many homeowners prefer the appearance of green lawns over drought tolerant landscaping, but almost everyone would like to reduce their water bill. Drought tolerant landscaping is allowed in Orangecrest Country and there are Guidelines…

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Solar Panel Tips

Thinking of installing solar panels on your home? With an average 277 sunny days a year, Riverside is a great place to take advantage of that sunshine to install solar panels on your home.  When choosing a professional to do an installation, as with other types contractors, proper vetting is…

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Mending Fences

Orangecrest Country is nearing 20 years old, which means many wooden fences between homes are likely in urgent need of replacement, especially if they haven’t been replaced yet. But whose responsibility is that fence between your homes, and what if your next door neighbor doesn’t want to chip in? California…

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Dandelions

In honor of Spring we hope you will enjoy a little poetry… after remembering to apply a little weed and feed on your lawn, of course!   Cheers!   Dandelion by Hilda Conkling LITTLE soldier with the golden helmet, O What are you guarding on my lawn? You with your green…

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The Benefits of Mulch

Ground cover is an important element of landscaping and mulch can be the perfect solution for your planter beds.   Below are some of the benefits to adding mulch to your landscaping. Improves Soil Structure  As mulch decomposes over time it creates a nutrient rich topsoil by adding beneficial bacteria and…

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Drought Resistant v. Desert Scape

A few owners have questioned whether the recent updates to the Architectural Guidelines, which prohibit cactus and large empty areas, is in effect requiring homeowners to stick with high water usage landscape plans. Has the community “crossed the line” by approving this rule? Not so. The good news is that…

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It’s Home Improvement Time

Typically this time of year there is an uptick in outdoor projects around the home, such as painting, gardening, new fencing or maybe even the addition of a pool. If you are planning any sort of change to the outside of your home please be sure to submit an architectural…

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