Guidelines for Changes or Maintenance of Lawn Edging and Lawn Lights:
Please use these guidelines for replacing or repairing one of these items on your property. Any time you alter or change the existing condition in any way, it requires a design review application. Provided that you make these changes for repair or maintenance, then a DRA is not required. Please refer to the Lawn Lighting and Lawn Edging Memos for reference.
Lawn Edging Repairs and Replacements:
If you are repairing or replacing and select materials from the following pre-approved lists, a design review application is not required.
- Maintain edging as approved and installed.
- Edging other than that described in the lawn edging memo should be submitted for review and approval through the Design Review Application process.
Lawn Edging Installation & Materials:
The Community Architect has developed documents to assist Homeowners in the selection of lawn edging.
- Edging Material Types:
- Granite or other high-quality naturally quarried local stone
- Brick masonry to match the brick masonry of the house
- Edging materials shall be Black, Dark natural-stone color, Earth tones, Brown, Grey or a color that matches brick masonry.
- Brick masonry colors should be selected to match the masonry found at the house of which the border resides.
- Size: The following size limitations shall apply:
- Stone/Brick Materials:
- Borders of stone or masonry should not project more than 6” higher than the ground which it rests.
- Stone and brick masonry shall be 3 and 5/8” wide (maximum).
- Steel/Plastic Materials:
- Borders of steel and plastic materials or masonry should not project more than 2” higher than the ground which it rests.
- Steel and plastic materials shall be 1/4″ — 3/8” wide (maximum).
- Stone/Brick Materials:
- The border should be of a form that is a linear, vertical barrier or edge typically. (see edging sketch).
- The border should be a square cute stone or modular brick masonry
- Decorative shapes that have scalloped tops are acceptable.
- Borders that have a radius of less than 24″ are UNACCEPTABLE.
- Borders may be placed at existing beds or lawn areas.
- If the border is proposed to create a NEW landscape bed or lawn area, an application must be submitted in accordance with the Design Review Application process.
Materials Requiring Design Review Application:
- Stackable concrete masonry units used as an edge material shall be submitted with a Design Review Application to the Community Architect for review (see image).
- All other materials not listed will require a DRA.
Decorative Lighting Repairs and Installations:
The Community Architect has developed a document to assist Homeowners in the selection of decorative lawn lighting.
Lawn Lighting Material Types:
Decorative lawn light fixtures and hanging posts or standards shall meet the following guidelines:
- Metal, Steel or Aluminum
- Durable, High Quality, Plastic — that can not be easily broken.
- Black, Bronze, Dark green, or Dark grey are acceptable colors.
*Fixtures whose colors are metallic reflective colors shall NOT be used.
- Size & Mounting:
- Fixture Size shall not be larger than 8” high, by 6” wide, by 6” deep with an overall volume not exceeding 288 cubic inches.
- Mounting Height – The fixture and hanging post or standard shall not stand more than 18” from the top of the fixture above the ground upon which it has been installed.
- Fixtures shall be consistent with existing building mounted lights installed in the same yard.
- Simple in design. Fixtures of a traditional style such as bungalow, neo-classical, coach lamp are acceptable.
- Power Source: Hardwired and Solar powered fixtures are acceptable.
*If there is a question about the acceptability of a fixture, a cut sheet or photograph should be submitted to the Community Architect for comments.
- Front / Side Yard: Up to 6 fixtures total, may be installed in an individual unit/lot.
- Rear (Back) Yard: Up to 6 fixtures total, may be installed in an individual unit/lot.
- Spacing & Location:
- Lights should be spaced no closer than 4’ (feet) on center in any direction.
- Fixtures and hanging posts or standards may be placed along leadwalks or at landscape borders.
- All uplight fixtures shall be submitted for review with a Design Review Application by the Community Architect.