Landscape: The Issaquah Highlands Community Association (IHCA) landscape crews have started their busy summer schedule with weekly mowing and plant bed work. This time of year, the crews have their hands full with day-to-day activities, leaving very little time for extra work. We usually reserve one or two days per week for additional work items. Crews started working on vegetation control around the community’s retention ponds and some of our open space slopes. We are also working along some of our open-space fence and property lines in preparation for the goats (coming in July) and machine work on our slopes. The crews continue to work on weed control on several paths and trails in preparation for raking and leveling the gravel this fall and winter.
Irrigation: The irrigation staff has kept busy with day-to-day repairs common at large sites like Issaquah Highlands. The irrigation systems are now all active – so are the problems reported or caught by our irrigation staff. We will work on some of our filter and controller upgrades throughout the summer as time allows. Most of the master irrigation control system is now complete, with just a few new systems to add. By summer’s end, we hope to have most controllers on the system with only a few new ones missing; it won’t be long until we’re done.
Lyle Dickey is the IHCA landscape manager. Photo by Nina Milligan.