Hillcrest Estates 121- Calloway’s Yard of the Month Program

Congratulations to all our Calloway’s Yard of the Month Winners

March – 11011 ShadowBrook

April- 4116 Winding Way

May- 10703 Sweetwater

June- 11001 Blue Bay

July – 10715 Blue Bay (photo above)

August – 11007 Springlake

They each have won a $25 gift card from Calloway’s Nursery!

If you would like to submit an entry please contact aggieang@hotmail.com

Visit www.calloways.com for more Summer events and to become a member of our Garden Club. Have fun in the sun at Calloway’s Nursery.

May Yard of the Month News

Send your June nominations to aggieang@hotmail.com to win a $25 gift card to Calloway’s!

Congratulations to May’s winner of a $25 gift card:

10804 River Oaks

Timely Tip for May Gardeners:

Texas is home to nearly 5,000 native plant species due to the vast and diverse geography of our great state! Often people envision “native plants” with Mesquites and cacti but many of our basic landscape plants are native to Texas. After the summer of 2011, many gardeners seek to naturally enhance their spaces with Texas tough plants. Native plants tolerate the Texas summer heat better than most, require less water, need less mowing, provide habitats for birds, butterflies and other wildlife, protect the soil and save on fertilizers and insecticides.

Add native trees to your landscape and enjoy the colorful blooms from the Texas Mountain Laurel or Desert Willow. Select Texas Sage for its purple summer flowers or the Red Yucca with its red spike-like bloom as additions to your landscape. Native grasses such as Mexican Feathergrass or Big Muhly add another different texture and look to the garden. Also, don’t forget the reliable perennials for providing Texas tough color! Blackfoot Daisy, Gaura, Coneflower and many of your Salvias are native to Texas and will provide color year after year once they are established.

Don’t forget Mom this month! Color in May comes from more than a bouquet of blossoms for Mom on Mother’s Day! Plan ahead and give that special person a naturally-inspired bouquet that changes with the seasons. Buy your mom a native plant and know that you are making her garden a more enjoyable place for both her and the birds and butterflies.

If you need specific help with your next gardening idea or project, please join us for FREE in-store garden clinics this month. Clinics begin at 10:15 a.m. and are facilitated at every store.

Saturday, May 4: Native plants – Texas style (10:15 a.m.)Join Calloway’s and Cornelius garden experts to learn how to use native plants to beautify your home, conserve water and provide a wildlife habitat.

Saturday, May 11: Perennials – An old friend (10:15 a.m.)Gardens of the ages! Learn the best bloom times for your favorite perennials so that your garden shows color throughout the year.

Saturday, May 18: Those blooming shrubs (10:15 a.m.)Add structure and color to your naturally-inspired spaces with rose and azalea shrubs.

Saturday, May 25: Butterfly & hummingbird gardens (10:15 a.m.)Bring your garden alive with plants that attract butterflies and hummingbirds.

For more information, visit www.calloways.com. Hope to see you in the garden soon!

Return of Yard of the Month!

Community –

We are proud to announce the return of the YARD OF THE MONTH. This year, Calloway’s have teamed up with Hillcrest Estates 121 to bring you a $25 gift certificate if you win! The yard of the Month will be chosen every month and announced here on the website.

To start things off, here is this months tip from Calloway’s:

Celebrate Earth Day this month and go “green” with Calloway’s Nursery. We offer many organic products to help you develop a “greener” environment. We also offer traditional solutions but for the gardener who is exploring the “greener” side here are a few ideas.

A successful garden begins with good soil. Organic material is important to the soil composition. It helps with drainage and increases the soil microbe population. Expanded shale is used to break up hard, compacted clay soils. Calloway’s Organic Fertilizer contains seven food-grade meals and can be applied to your lawn and other plantings. Applying molasses will help stimulate microorganisms and energize your plants. Top dress your flowerbeds and containers with organic mulches. They not only break down slowly putting organic material back into the soil but, they also prevent weeds, conserve moisture and cool the soil during the heat of the summer.

Other organic insecticides and fungicides are Neem Oil, Diatomaceous Earth and Insecticidal Soaps. These are products which are safe to use around pets and children. There are also beneficial insects available such as Ladybugs, Lacewings and Beneficial Nematodes! These guys will attack the pests and take care of them “naturally”.

If you need specific help with your next gardening idea or project, please join us for FREE in-store gardening clinics this month. Clinics begin at 10:15 a.m. and are facilitated at every store.

Saturday, April 7: Proven Winners for Texas (10:15 a.m.)
See the collection of superior varieties bred for Texas conditions, from Proven Winners®.

Saturday, April 14: Perennials-Old Friends (10:15 a.m.)
Enjoy lasting gardens that come back every year. Learn to sequence bloom times to enjoy color throughout the year. See an array of the finest, from Monrovia® Growers.

Saturday, April 21: A Garden in Motion (10:15 a.m.)
Celebrate Earth Day and create a garden that attracts butterflies and hummingbirds!

Saturday, April 21: Gardening Naturally (2:15 p.m.)
Celebrate Earth Day and learn to create healthy, pest-free lawns and flower beds!

Saturday, April 28: Awaken Your Senses (10:15 a.m.)
Explore the use of plants to excite vision, smell, sound, taste and touch!

For more information, visit www.calloways.com. Hope to see you in the garden soon!

Texas Law – HOA Board Meetings Open to Homeowners

DATE: December 1, 2011

FROM:SBB Management Company, AAMC

RE:Board Meetings for Your Association

Effective January 1, 2012, Texas law mandates that all Board meetings for your association must be open to homeowners.In addition, the Board must provide notice of upcoming meetings to homeowners.Texas allows associations several options for providing notice of meetings, but the most cost efficient method is to provide notice via an Internet website or other media and e-mail.Notices of meetings must be provided at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting.

Consequently, your association will be posting notices of upcoming meetings on your community website, http://18.220.209.213 and via e-mail reminder to all homeowners registered to receive e-mail. To register for e-mail please visit: http://18.220.209.213/dadamail/mail.cgi or click on the link on the subscribe to our e-mail link on the website at http://18.220.209.213. You will need to enter your e-mail address, click on subscribe, and click the submit your information button. A confirmation email is then sent to you to confirm the subscription. You can also unsubscribe the same way.

SBB encourages all homeowners not already registered to do so before January 1, 2012. Only registered owners will receive notice of upcoming Board meetings. It is your responsibility as an owner to provide your e-mail address to the association in order to receive notifications of upcoming meetings.

If you have any questions while registering on the website, please contact SBB, Heather Thatcher at h.thatcher@sbbmanagement.com or 972-960-2800 x. 379.

Link to the original memo is here

File has been uploaded to the website at Home -> HOA Documents -> HOA – Miscellaneous -> h121 portal registration memo with own website.pdf

National Night Out Wrap up – 2011

It was a HOT NATIONAL NIGHT OUT PARTY on Tuesday, August 2, 2011

We had about 65 or so come through- out the event and brave the heat and enjoy cold Sno Cones.

A huge Thank You to those who came out to support our neighborhood!

Chik-fil-a was awesome for braving the heat as a sponsor and set up a booth and brought brownies and a spinning wheel full of FREE coupons, stuffed cows and footballs for the kiddos.

Target, The National Night Out Sponsor, was on site, this was the only site they chose to visit all night because we contacted them and sent an invitation. They brought waters, and bags for the kiddos- filled with beach balls, sidewalk chalk, candy and NNO silly bands! These were a huge hit with the kids.

We had a Police bounce house on location and gave out sno-cones. Gattitown also donated desert pizzas!

Special Thanks to all our Sponsors, we could have done it without your help and support! Chick-fil-A and Target for coming out on site! Centennial Medical Center sponsored our flyers for the event, State Farm donated fans, we also had raffle prizes donated by Strixz, La Hacienda, Dave and Busters, Gattitown and the Frisco Police and Fire!

We were able to grab a bucket full of food to donate to Frisco Family Services. Thank you for your generosity!

Here are a few pics!

Don’t forget! Our Next HOA Event is Sunday, Oct. 23rd – Fall Festival!

Frisco Water Restrictions are in effect!

As of March 12th, 2011: It’s that time when the city of Frisco’s outdoor watering restrictions kick in.

Outdoor watering with a sprinkler system is not allowed daily between 5 and 8 a.m. and between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

According to the city, the restrictions are meant to reduce water waste during the heat of the day due to evaporation and high winds as well as offset the demand for indoor water use when residents are preparing for work and school.

Head here to see the official announcement

Annual Meeting updates

Thank You to all who attended this years meeting! Among the topics discussed, the Board had a few action items.  Here is a status update those items as of today:

  • Landscape Maintenance Rebid: Process is underway. SBB is contacting several landscapers to elicit a bids
  • No parking at Samantha/Hillcrest corner: This is an item to be handled by the City of Frisco. The city has been contacted and acknowledged the query.  No answer as of this posting.
  • Hedge Trimming at Samantha/Hillcrest: Landscape has been contacted, it should be trimmed in the next 48 hours
  • Dredging of lower pond: A local pond dredging company has been contacted to provide a bid
  • Sprinkler Automation: A local irrigation company has been scheduled to provide a bid

Home Owner Association, Frisco, TX

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