BrightView fall cleanup coming Fri, Nov 18

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Weather permitting, BrightView has advised they plan to be in our neighborhood on Friday, November 18 to do their annual fall cleanup. This typically includes any leaf pickup that remains at that point.

Questions? You can always contact our “Cate and Karen” volunteer landscaping team at

Dublin catching up on leaf pickup, should be back in Weybridge this coming week

This week the City of Dublin sent a note to subscribers about their efforts to pick up leaves across the community. Leaf pickup has been a challenge this fall because so many leaves fell nearly simultaneously, especially during a recent wind storm. Their (lightly edited) message is below.

NOTE: Weybridge is part of Zone 2.

Our LeafGo crews have worked extended hours to stay on schedule. Last week our crews worked on Sunday to complete Zone 2. Crews will be working Saturday and Sunday in Zone 1. There is a chance Zone 1 will not be completed this weekend and crews will continue service in Zone 1 early next week until all streets are serviced. After that, we will begin on Zone 2. We appreciate everyone’s patience and support raking them right! Visit our website to learn more and click on LeafGo to follow progress:

If you can wait a little longer on raking and leaf pickup, BrightView plans to be back for fall cleanup at the end of the coming week. Stay tuned for an announcement about that tomorrow morning.

Lawn aeration coming up Mon-Tue, Oct 3-4

BrightView will be back in the Weybridge neighborhood next week to aerate our lawns for the fall season. At present they expect to do the work on Monday or Tuesday, October 3 or 4.


Lawn aeration pokes deep holes in the lawn and can damage wiring for invisible fences, lighting, and sprinklers, or anything else buried in the yard.

Please mark any underground systems like invisible fences, landscape lighting, and sprinkler heads to prevent accidental damage. You can place lawn flags to map out where the aerators should not go.

Questions about landscaping? Send email to

Important information about the Weybridge landscaping contract and related services

During the growing season this year, Weybridge residents may have noticed special requests for landscaping — which we collected in Landscaping Questionnaires over the winter — have not been consistently honored. Our Landscape Co-Chairs Cate Monks and Karen Vincent recently investigated and discovered why.

Our property manager, Kevin, is no longer with BrightView. So we attended a meeting with our BrightView area and account managers to ask why our special requests have not been consistently fulfilled. They expressed surprise that individual homeowner requests had been accepted in the first place or even honored over the last few years.

Our contract

It turns out the contract does not include per-property custom services, and our former contact Kevin was not authorized to agree to any such requests.

The contract with BrightView calls for a variety of services for Weybridge properties — mowing, leaf pickup, chemical applications, aerating, pruning, and so forth. But the services are designed to be universal across all properties. From BrightView’s perspective, Weybridge is one large customer, not 80 individual customers.

This explains why we’ve been able to maintain such low quarterly dues for so many years — in some cases half the cost of nearby properties — the services are provided at scale. When asked what it would cost for BrightView to honor per-property landscaping requests, they estimated the contract would at least double in price.

How did this happen?

We’re not entirely sure how we got here, but it appears to be a good-faith misunderstanding, where BrightView’s representative (Kevin) offered assurances in a “gentleman’s agreement” to provide the additional services, but the underlying contract was not modified to include the additional work. The agreements made in person were not backed up by the contract language — and we simply missed it. Meanwhile, Kevin appeared to be able to maintain some level of custom services over the past few years… right up until the pandemic, when staffing problems hit BrightView and other “front line” service companies.

We understand this is a disappointment to all residents that asked for special landscaping adjustments, and we apologize for the misunderstanding. But we hope you’ll consider the upside of a low-cost dues approach with fairly good landscaping results most of the time (albeit with occasional mistakes).

Looking ahead / Collecting feedback

At this point, the BrightView landscaping contract covers the rest of 2022 and runs through 2023 and 2024. The Weybridge Board would like resident feedback on what — if any — changes residents would like to explore in terms of the contract, with the understanding that contract termination or expansion would incur additional costs that would return to residents in the form of higher dues.

You can email our Landscaping volunteers Cate Monks and Karen Vincent at or you can post a message via our Contact Us page on the website.

We have only one request. Please keep in mind Board members and other volunteers are not compensated in any way for our time and we are your literal neighbors, so civility is appreciated.

Thank you, and we’re curious to hear your ideas.

Weybridge lawn chemical treatment expected Mon, Aug 15

Late last week we were notified by BrightView of a lawn chemical application coming tomorrow — Monday, August 15. They did not specify what chemicals these would be, but a year ago at this time it was a “turf treatment” service.

While this is short notice, if you have areas of your lawn you do not want fertilized or sprayed, you can place lawn flags to mark areas that are off-limits.

For areas that are sprayed and fertilized, homeowners with pets or children are advised to keep them off the lawn for at least 24 hours after the chemicals are applied.