The entire complex has been newly mulched after a thorough spring clean-up. Many bare areas of Tulip Gardens have been planted with dozens of flowering perennials and hundreds of pachysandra plants.
Several ash trees infected by the ash borer were removed and the stumps ground up. New earth, grass seed and fertilizer were added to these areas and they will become part of the lawn.
Repairs to the irrigation system are complete. Repairs were needed because of tree roots and worn out equipment.
New skylights in the entryway of building six have been installed. One skylight in building one has been replaced. The skylights were clouded because air had leaked in, mixing with the argon gas between the glass layers.
At building two, a large section of the sidewalk was replaced. The ground beneath had sunk over the past 30 years and the concrete was uneven.
A light pole in front of building eight was replaced because the base had deteriorated.
We are close to completing the major multi-year project of replacing shingles on chimney chases and upper side walls of buildings. The only remaining building is number one. All other buildings have new chimney chases and upper side walls.
The pole fence behind building two has been repaired because it’s a safety feature in addition to being cosmetic.
The mailbox at building seven was knocked over by a truck delivering construction materials. Hampton Management is working on replacement.