Lawn Care: Basic Services

Contractor Information Summary

P.O. Box 2608
Glenville, NY, 12325-0608 

Phone: (518) 275-2725

Andrew Newlove

Please note: if you have issues and concerns, please call
Ray Burkitt 406-5215

Ray is our central contact and coordinator with Riverview. Please speak with Ray first before contacting the company directly..

Responsiblities of the Contractor (Andrew)

Lawn Maintenance – Cut and trim all primary turf on a weekly basis at a height of 3 – 4 inches, as weather conditions permit or dictate. Remove excess clippings (clumps of grass). Blow all clippings from the hard surfaces. The HOA common areas around the retention pond and entrance are specifically covered. The area on the north side (recently cleared and seeded ) is not. Edging of lawns is not covered.

--->> Fertilization, mulching and pruning of trees was expressly excluded both in the common area and our personal property.

Spring Cleanup – remove debris from turf and plant beds in the community that accumulated over the winter months. Does not include edging and mulching of plant beds.

Fall Cleanup – Clean and remove leaves and debris accumulated on residential and common turf and plant beds during the fall months. The contractor will trim of existing shrubs lying wholly within the HOA Common Area.

Snow Removal – Will be conducted when a minimum of 2” has accumulated on the hard surfaces. During larger storms snow clearing will be re-done when the contractor deems it appropriate.

For lawn care this means that we do not have to mow but we must water, fertilize, treat weeds, and edge where appropriate. We must also trim bushes on our property, weed and mulch plant beds.

*Derived from emails from R.Burkitt, June 2014

Responsibilities of the Home Owner

New plantings and bedding -- If you are adding plants or stuff around your house please make it easy to mow and trim around. The 52 inch wide mower does not get through all the openings. Please keep that in mind to ease mowing and keep our costs down.

Placement of statuary, birdbaths, birdfeeders, firepits, etc. - the same considerations apply. Please make it easy to mow and trim around these objects.

Lawn furniture and hoses: Riverview will not move these items out of the way.

Lawn maintenance, especially new lawns: New lawns need starter fertilizer to develop their roots. The fertilizers being applied by Lawn Dog are not Starter and and don’t facilitate root growth. The new grass comes up green, and then turns yellow if not fed properly. Please do not forget to water the yard. If the grass is crisp and holds a foot print, it needs to be watered. Especially with new lawns, the roots will not grow and set properly if the lawns are either underwatered or overwatered.

*Derived from emails from Jerry Havasy, August 2014