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Landscaping Guidelines


Landscaping Committee
Diane Czernicki, Chair

Click HERE to view committee members and their assigned areas.

Landscaping Requests

Preferably, complete a Landscape Request Form by clicking HERE.
which will be forwarded to the responsible person. Or, contact Julie Grommes at 480-396-4567 or [email protected].

Note: Planting is generally done in October/November and February-April, to avoid frost and excessive heat.

Irrigation Leaks
Any irrigation system problems should be reported IMMEDIATELY to Julie Grommes, Ogden & Company, at
480-396-4567 or [email protected]

Black Eagle Landscaping

Click HERE to view the work areas and current schedule for landscape maintenance and trimming.

Click HERE to view the work reports

Granite Covered Areas
There should be NO walking on or across granite covered areas.  There is an intricate network of irrigation beneath the granite that feeds to each and every plant and tree.  Walking on the granite can cause cracks and punctures, resulting in excessive water loss and costly repairs. Please keep to the sidewalks.

Fountain Hills, Low Water Landscaping Ordinance 06-19, passed December 7, 2006

Plantings must be selected from Exhibit A/Table 4. 


Mission Statement

The mission of the Landscape Committee is to ensure the maximum sustainability of desert plantings based on four concepts:

  1. Desert color palate (red, gold, yellow, purple, orange),
  2. Low water usage per Town of Fountain Hills Guidelines for desert plants,
  3. Environmentally sustainable plantings at a variety of heights to include low lying plants, medium plants and bushes and small bushes and trees (long living plants),
  4. Incorporating plants that rejuvenate (produce pups) or other growth for financial sustainability

While also ensuring the most desirable aesthetics resulting in increased property value. The goal is to maximize the positive effects of a desert landscape for the minimum of effort and cost.

Aesthetic principles:

  1. Variety of graduated levels (with accents of taller/shorter plants, bushes and trees)
  2. Variety of plant types (green plants, flowering plants, bushes and trees)
  3. Even distribution of plant types throughout the complex, unless the location is a hedge or boundary
  4. Desert color palate to include red, gold, yellow, purple and orange.

The Board of Directors is committed to this goal and has assigned oversight to Diane Czernicki.  Black Eagle Nurseries and Maintenance, Inc. maintain the Village at Towne Center's landscaping and irrigation system. (Revised 8/8/18)


Per the CC&Rs, Article 6, Restrictions on Use:

6.8.   No Alterations
No Owner shall, without the prior written consent of the Board of Directors in each specific instance, make or cause to be made any alteration, addition, removal or improvement, in or to the Common Elements, Limited Common Elements or a Unit or any part thereof, or do any act that would impair the structural soundness or integrity of the Buildings or mechanical systems and improvement or jeopardize the safety of persons or property or impair any easement or hereditament appurtenant to the Project.

This applies to landscaping – alterations, additions, removals or improvements to plantings and/or landscape architecture require pre-approval.

6.9.   No Obstructions
No Owner shall obstruct the Common Elements or any part thereof. No Owner shall store or cause to be stored in the Common Elements any property whatsoever, unless the Board of Directors shall consent thereto in writing.

Decorative planters, decorative items, etc., should not be obstructive in any manner, or impede safety and/or egress.