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Old 05-02-2008, 07:45 AM
 
Location: la hacienda
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In my county it only counts if you get a complete new yard/sod.
Sounds like that's what the OP has from the builder:

<<We have been in this house for almost a month now and the lawn was sodded 3 months ago by the builder..>>

He/she might be able to get a variance from the water company.
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Old 05-02-2008, 11:17 AM
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Sounds like that's what the OP has from the builder:

<<We have been in this house for almost a month now and the lawn was sodded 3 months ago by the builder..>>

He/she might be able to get a variance from the water company.
Thanks Spree, i just called the water 'gods' and a rep mentioned that i cannot get permission to water it twice a week, since the sod is not 'new'...

Either way, I am in a 'screw it' mode,sticking to the rules and let nature take its course.. of course,, I will water the heck out of the lawn during my 'alloted' time..
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Old 05-02-2008, 03:06 PM
 
Location: la hacienda
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ugh! Sorry to hear that DMX ... on the flip side ... the "rainy" season should be coming soon and that should help.
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Old 05-03-2008, 06:21 PM
 
Location: tampa fl-Soddy Daisy Tn
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Thank you for reminding me why I never looked at homes with a HOA. Yes the boat next door in the driveway gets old from time to time but life is just too short to deal with the hassle of the grass police. Next it will be the paint color does not conform to our standards, grass too tall, too short etc. Plus you get the sheer joy of paying for this harassment. Who dreamed up this concept????
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Old 05-04-2008, 05:09 AM
 
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Thank you for reminding me why I never looked at homes with a HOA. Yes the boat next door in the driveway gets old from time to time but life is just too short to deal with the hassle of the grass police. Next it will be the paint color does not conform to our standards, grass too tall, too short etc. Plus you get the sheer joy of paying for this harassment. Who dreamed up this concept????
Some things are true but you have to lok at the positive sides too. Also some HOA's are very reasonable and others not, so before you make an offer you can ask people on this forum how they think about their HOA.
You have to keep in mind that mostly people who don't maintain their yards and want to park where ever they want, don't belong in a HOA community and these are mostly the once that complain. The person who put on this thread got a letter and the issue can be resolved. Many gave him tips and with all the water restrictions which are also in non HOA communities since it is a County restriction, he can get his grass green sooner than later.

Maybe it is more important to look if a home has sprinklers in the front and the back. I live in a community where 2 different builders build homes. I live in a KB home and all Kb homes have sprinklers in the front and back yard. The other builder only put them in the front and a partly on the side, so the issue is more that these home owners have to mainly water their lawns, and that is not a HOA issue. On top of that it cost more since reclaimed water for the sprinklers is cheaper than using drinking water for your yard.
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