Update on 2019 Weybridge home sales

As reported at the Annual Meeting this week, home sales in Weybridge have been brisk, with increasing home prices fueled by a strong real estate market.

So far in 2019, we’ve noted 10 home sales. Prices ranged from $248,000 to $275,000. To get specific details on individual home sales, you can search the Delaware County Auditor‘s website, where each property is listed by address.

As for length of time on the market, we don’t have reliable figures, especially since some sales appear to be arranged even before a home goes on the open market. But from our observations, it seems like any one home listing lasts, on average, about 1 month.

Prices are rising, homes sell fast, and Weybridge remains a hot spot for many folks looking to downsize from larger homes. Hopefully you won’t want to sell anytime soon, but if you do, it should be fairly easy!

REMINDER: Annual Weybridge Meeting: Tue, Oct 8 @ 7:00 pm

As noted in our recent post, tomorrow (Tue, Oct 8) is the annual Weybridge Homeowners Association, Inc. residents meeting. Please join us at 7:00 p.m. in the meeting room at The Bogey Bar & Grill.

Dinner Before the Meeting
Residents are also welcome to join us at the Bogey before the formal meeting for dinner. All dinners are on your own, but with your friendly neighbors! For dinner, please plan to arrive between 5:30 and 6:00 p.m.

Please Let Us Know You’re Coming (RSVP)
The Bogey would like a heads-up on how many are attending dinner and the meeting. If you’re planning to attend the dinner please email Norm Parrish at weybridgepresident@gmail.com with the number of folks attending.

Annual Weybridge Meeting: Tue, Oct 8 @ 7:00 pm

bogeyThe annual meeting of Weybridge Homeowners Association, Inc. is scheduled for Tuesday, October 8 starting at 7:00 p.m., held in the private meeting room at the nearby Bogey Bar & Grill. All residents are invited and encouraged to attend.

The current Board of Trustees will conduct the annual meeting. There will be live reports from the President, Treasurer, Landscaping, and more.

Dinner Before the Meeting
Residents are also welcome to join us at the Bogey before the formal meeting for dinner. All dinners are on your own, but with your friendly neighbors! For dinner, please plan to arrive between 5:30 and 6:00 p.m.

Please Let Us Know You’re Coming (RSVP)
The Bogey would like a heads-up on how many are attending dinner and the meeting. If you’re planning to attend the dinner please email Norm Parrish at weybridgepresident@gmail.com with the number of folks attending.

Garage Door Safety

Garage Doors

 The Weybridge Board has received a few calls about Weybridge residents leaving your garage door left open during the day for a long period of time. The Muirfield  association newsletter and a notice from Dublin Police has informed us of several break ins due to Garage doors left open.
Please read the Warranty deed section 2 paragraph “O” which states
No garage doors may be allowed to remain in open position at any time except when the doorway is being traversed.
To explain this, this rule unless you are working in the garage, the door must be closed. This is to deter thieves. and a rule which the Weybridge Board monitors.
Sincerely,
Weybridge Board of Trustees and Officers

Fertilizer and weed spraying Sep 11; lawn aeration the week of Sep 23

BrightView will be back in the Weybridge neighborhood soon to apply fertilizer, spray for broadleaf weeds, and to aerate our lawns. Here’s the proposed schedule:

  • Wed, Sep 11 — Fertilizer and broadleaf weed herbicide spraying
  • Week of Sep 23 — Lawn aeration

NOTES ON FERTILIZER AND WEED SPRAYING
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. If you need flags, they are available on Brent Kleihauer’s front stoop.

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.

aeration-diagram

NOTES ON LAWN AERATION
For lawn aeration the week of September 23, anyone with “shallow wiring” installed (invisible pet fences, yard lighting, or similar) needs to contact Brent at weybridgelandscape@gmail.com so we can relay your address to BrightView. 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. Brent will report known sprinkler systems to BrightView, but he needs to know about other systems as well.

Alternatively, you can place flags in the yard to map out where lawn aerators should not go, thereby protecting your in-ground systems.

Watering Guidelines

Weybridge Residents are responsible for the watering of their Lawns

Sprinkler

When to Water the Lawn

If you find your lawn has taken on a grayish cast or appears to be dull green, it’s telling you that it needs water. You can also check your lawn by walking on it: If your footprints don’t disappear quickly, it’s because the grass blades don’t have the needed moisture to spring back. While it may seem like you can head out to water your lawn anytime during the day, your lawn actually needs more specific care. Watering in the morning (before 10 a.m.) is the best time for your lawn; it’s cooler and winds tend to be calmer so water can soak into the soil and be absorbed by the grass roots before it can evaporate. If you must water in the evening, try between 4 and 6 p.m. which should give the grass blades time to dry before nightfall. The later you water, the greater chance of disease becoming prevalent in your lawn. It’s worth noting, though, that you don’t necessarily have to water your lawn. Lawns are resilient. Established and properly cared-for lawns can survive weeks without water by going dormant (when the lawn turns brown), then recover once the rain returns.

How Much Water to Use

When watering an established lawn, it’s typically recommended to water until the top 6 to 8 inches of soil (where most turfgrass roots grow) is wet. Most lawns need 1 to 1.5 inches of water per week—either from rain or watering—to soak the soil that deeply. That amount of water can either be applied during a single watering or divided into two waterings during the week. Just be sure not to overwater your lawn.

How to Tell If You’ve Watered Enough

Check the soil: To see how long it will take to soak the soil, check it every 15 minutes during your first watering by using a screwdriver to test how deep the water has moved. Mark the time once the soil has been soaked to a depth of at least 6 inches—that’s how long you’ll need to water your lawn each time in the future. Short on time and simply want to know if you can skip watering for the day? Use this rule of thumb: If you can’t easily stick that screwdriver 6 inches deep into the soil, you need to water.

Spraying for Mites and Bagworms on Tuesday August 19th

Brightview Landscape will be spraying for Spider Mites and Bag Worms tomorrow. Sorry for the short notice but we want to get it  quickly stop these pests .

bagworms

Bagworm caterpillars make distinctive 1.5 to 2 inch long spindle-shaped bags that can be seen hanging from twigs of a variety of trees and shrubs. Sometimes the bags are mistaken for pine cones or other plant structures. Bagworms prefer juniper, arborvitae, spruce, pine, and cedar but also attack deciduous trees.

spider mites

Spider mites are tiny web-spinning bugs that eat sap from the bottom of leaves. They are not insects but rather arachnids, which means they’re in the spider family. Spider mites attack trees and garden plants, making the leaves look stippled, yellow, and weak.