Landscaping

LANDSCAPE AND POC INFORMATION

Mainscape, Inc. is the Kings Point contractor for the Lawn, Landscape & Irrigation Maintenance Services.  All homeowners are to contact your President or Point of Contact (POC) representative should there be a problem or question regarding the landscaping and irrigation.  FirstService Residential will NOT take any calls from homeowners regarding landscape or irrigation issues.  The contract states that no resident, president or POC of any association shall interfere with the daily work force of Mainscape.  Your interference delays the contracted landscaping work and may also pose safety hazards for crews using mowers and power tools.

Phone:     (813) 634-5191 This phone number is for POC’s and Presidents Only!
Email:       poc@fsresidential.com

POC (Point of Contact) Information Packet Click Here! Updated 02/17/16

Request for Landscape Alterations

Tree Removal Permit


Associations who wish to attend one of the Follow Up Landscape Workshops listed below, please sign up at the front desk at FirstService or call 642-8990 extension “0” seating is limited.  All meetings will be held in the 2020 North Forum Room:

  • Tuesday, April 11th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm (2 spots left)
  • Wednesday, April 19th from 1pm to 3pm (Full)
  • Thursday, April 27th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm (7 spots left)

Recommended Plant List

Plant Renovations/Renderings Memo  Posted 04/27/15

Drought Stress in Turf – Posted 03/31/17

Seasonal Variation in Turf Weed Populations – Posted 03/31/17

Turf Weed Management – Posted 04/02/17


Kings Point Irrigation Information:  There is no source for reclaimed water in Kings Point.  Irrigation water in Kings Point is pumped entirely from the Florida aquifer (ground water).  There are two main Irrigation Loop Systems, the Upper and the Lower, that supply irrigation entirely from deep wells. The associations that are not serviced by the “Loops” have their own pumps.  Kings Point must adhere to County Watering Restrictions.  For water restrictions go to  http://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/water/restrictions.

All Kings Point Associations receive irrigation 2 times a week. The watering hours allowed at Kings Point are between 8:00 PM and 8:00 AM.  In order to get maximum service from the irrigation system, an irrigation schedule has been developed for each association to water plant and turf material by either rotor head or spray head application.  Drip line irrigation is considered “low volume” irrigation and is allowed to be done any time of the day.

New landscape materials require more than 2 times a week watering. Hand watering is required to help establish new material. Once new material has become established the irrigation system will then take over the water requirements of the landscape. Large landscape projects that meet the requirement of, new landscape material covering at least 50% of the irrigation zone, are allowed additional days of watering to help establish their landscape project.

Flowers require more water than 2 times a week, especially in the summer months and the dry season. The irrigation system is NOT scheduled to sustain flowers. Hand watering is mandatory for flowers to survive.

Rain sensors are mandated by law to be connected to all irrigation systems. All controllers at Kings Point have a rain sensor devise attached to the controller to suspend irrigation from happening during or after a specific amount of rain fall has been registered. The rain sensors are adjusted to different measurements throughout the year to meet seasonal needs.

Cycle and Soak Memo Posted 05/09/16

Irrigation Lake Levels – Spring 2017 Posted 04/28/17

Irrigation During Dry Season (Spring) Posted 3/31/17

Below is the updated Irrigation Schedule by Section – Posted 04/22/16

Section A                Section B                  Section C

Irrigation Line Check Procedures  Revised 07/09/15


Mainscape Presentation  – Annual Presidents and POC’s Meeting held on Thursday, March 30, 2017  Posted 03/31/17

Rejuvenation Detail Distributed and Posted 02/17/17


Work Schedule and Sequence: The landscaping schedules are tentative due to weather conditions. Some areas of mowing, detailing or pruning may be affected by these conditions. If your association is missed due to weather conditions every effort will be made to complete the task by end of same or following week. Your patience is greatly appreciated, if you have any questions, please call your POC or President. Updated 7/25/14

Map-Legend Posted 03/27/17

Annual Service Chart Posted 04/05/17

Agronomy Workflow – May Posted 05/05/17

Weekly Mow Schedule (April 3, 2017 thru October 27th)Posted 03/27/2017

Pruning/Weeding Schedule and Pruning Detail Posted 03/27/17

Pruning Calendar Detail Posted 04/05/17

Palm Trimming Schedule 2017 Posted 04/28/17


OLM INSPECTIONS – The Federation Board of Directors wishes to remind you of the opportunity that Presidents and/or POC’s have to join with the OLM Landscape inspector and the landscape crew during their monthly inspection.  The crew inspects the entire community every other month (odd numbered months) and a random inspection of 10% of the Associations the other six (6) months.

To participate in the walk please call (813) 634-5191 or email poc@fsresidential.com no later than 5:00 pm on the Friday prior to the monthly inspection date to be put on the list.  Please include your Association name and a phone number where you can be reached.  You will be contacted by OLM when they are approximately 15 to 20 minutes away from your Association. You may walk along and observe, but please allow the crew to perform their task, remember that time is of the essence for these inspections.  You will have about 5 minutes after the inspection to ask questions, so take notes as the inspector identifies issues and makes suggestions.  Posted 10/20/16

Random Inspection – President’s and POCs wishing to receive a copy of a report from a past Random Inspection for your Association, please call (813) 634-5191 or email poc@fsresidential.com, include; your name, address and your Associations Name in your request. Thank You.

Dates for 2017: June 28th; August 23rd; October 25th and December 20th.

Inspection Results for: April 26, 2017

Graded Inspection – President’s and POCs wishing to receive a copy of a report from a past Graded Inspection for your Association, please call (813) 634-5191 or email poc@fsresidential.com, include; your name, address and your Associations Name in your request. Thank You.

Dates for 2017:  May 22, 23 and 24; July 24, 25 and 26; September 25, 26 and 27; November 27, 28 and 29.

Results for March 27th, 28th and 29th can be found by clicking on the Section Link below.

Section A All Andovers, All Bedfords, All Cambridges, Canton Court D, All Dorchesters, All Fairfields, All Gloucesters, All Highgates, Idlewood, All Knolls, All Lancasters and Quail Pass.

Section B:  All Manchesters, All Nantuckets, All Oxfords, Princeton, All Radisons, Somerset, All Southamptons, All Tremonts, Villeroy, Worthington, Yorkshire, All Acadias, Brookfield, Corinth and Devonshire.

Section CEdinburgh, Fairbourne, Grantham, Huntington, Inverness, Jameson, Kensington, Lyndhurst, Maplewood, Oakley Green, Portsmith and Richmond.


Monthly Landscape Meetings:  (Meeting-Guidelines – 9/27/16)  The monthly meetings have been postponed until further notice.  Posted 10/28/16

 

October 26, 2016 Agenda Minutes
September 28, 2016 Revised Agenda Minutes
August 24, 2016 Agenda Minutes
July 27, 2016 Agenda Minutes
June 22, 2016 Agenda Minutes
May 25, 2016 Agenda Minutes