Please remove your yard's marking flags (often placed for sprinkler maintainance, fertilizer warnings, and digging preparation) when your project is done.
Please examine your sidewalks for offsets or uneven surfaces (usually from tree roots) and have them repaired as soon as weather allows. As always, you are welcome to report issues with homeowner or PCVA property to PineCreek@ehammersmith.com.
Per the community guidelines (3.2), homeowners are responsible for the maintenance of landscape, irrigation and sidewalks within the easements on their property. Lot owners are also responsible for the maintenance of landscape, irrigation and sidewalks in the street right-of-way from the back of curb to their property line.
According to city code, homeowners must ensure their sidewalks are clean and undamaged to allow pedestrians to pass freely. The city can levy a fine for sidewalk litter, debris, obstructions or projections or a homeowner may be liable for injuries sustained on a damaged or uneven sidewalk.
The City's Concrete Cost Share Program (CCSP) exists as an option for property owners to repair the concrete adjacent to their property. Visit https://coloradosprings.gov/public-works/page/concrete-maintenance
Edging your grass goes a long way toward making your home and the neighborhood look so much better, and keeps grass from encroaching on sidewalks.
Please remove weeds that grow in the cracks of your property. This includes your driveway, sidewalk, and area between the gutter and street. There are cheap, nontoxic weed solutions that are easy to make using vinegar. Not only are the wees unsightly, they help water get into the cracks which then damages the cement/concrete when it freezes and expands.
4.13 LANDSCAPING. While the vision and values of Pine Creek have always promoted a respect for our natural resources, drought conditions have prompted the need to provide better conservation management practices. Accordingly, portions of these guidelines have been revised to incorporate measures to address water conservation for those wishing to convert existing landscape to Xeriscape.
If you have dead trees and are removing them, please visit the guidelines to ensure you are replacing enough trees (minimum per front/side/backyard) and are picking the right type.
View or download the current PCVA guidelines at
Homeowners can water their lawns a maximum of 3 days per week, with any type of sprinkler system, by virtue of the Colorado Springs Ordinance #19-99, with the following restrictions:
- Restrictions apply between May 1 and October 15 each calendar year
- Watering times are between 6 PM and 10 AM daily.
- Drip systems and watering by a hand held hose can be used any time.