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How to handle yard waste

You are responsible for controlling weeds and general upkeep around your house. When cleaning up your yard (trimming trees, shrubs, removing weeds/plants…) put the waste in one of the brown Yard Waste bins. 

When these are full consider taking them to the circle and position them with the opening facing out and closer to Hanna Street.

Yard Waste pickup

The Town of Carrboro maintains pick-up schedule.

Trash pickup is on Wednesday.
Yard waste pickup is on 1st and 3rd Mondays.
Bulk waste pickup is on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays.

Mulching your yard

Pacifica has a mulch and a woodchip pile.

The woodchip pile is at the southeast end of Viburnum Way near the wooden fence. This pile is free.

The mulch pile is located further north (towards the condos) and costs $2.90 a wheelbarrow. Pay for this via check to the Pacifica HOA.

If you are having a personal/private delivery of mulch/gravel/dirt… you may not have those deliveries block any parking areas or internal pathways. Emergency vehicles must have access.

Exterior lighting

You may select your own exterior lighting. Please be respectful of neighbors and migrating birds and use low wattage bulbs that face downward.

Mowing around Pacifica

Pacifica contracts with a landscaping company to regularly mow grass in the common areas (except the playfield). In general, you will find that mowing is not as frequent as may occur in a some neighborhoods, but sufficient for the overall look of Pacifica’s grounds.

Mowing the Playfield

Pacifica volunteers mow the playfield and earn Community Labor hours. If you are interested in participating, please consider joining the Landscape team.

If you wish to signup for a mowing slot, sign up here.

Handling undesired animals

If you see mice, snakes, groundhogs, deer, bats…. inside your house or lot, it is up to you to remove them. However, neighbors have been known to help!

If they are in common spaces, the HOA is responsible for their removal.

Using pesticides and animal repellents

If you have specific repellents in mind, contact the Landscape team for advice. Generally, pesticides are frowned upon (see Master Covenant document (Exhibit B – Open Space Management Plan, pages 16-18) )

Planting non-native plants

You can plant non-native plants, though you are encouraged to plant native plants as much as possible. 

The following plants are invasive and prohibited:

Ailanthus altissima Tree of Heaven W
Albizia julibrissin Mimosa W
Alliaria petiolata Garlic-Mustard W
Celastris orbiculatus Asian Bittersweet W
Eleagnus angustifolia Russian Olive W
Eleagnus umbellata Autumn Olive W
Hedera helix English Ivy W
Hydrilla verticillata Hydrilla A
Lespedeza bicolor Bicolor Lespedeza W
Lespedeza cuneata Sericea Lespedeza H
Ligustrum sinense Chinese privet W
Lonicera fragrantissima Bush Honeysuckle W
Lonicera japonica Japanese Honeysuckle W
Microstegium vimineum Japanese Stilt-grass H
Murdannia keisak Asian Spiderwort H
Myriophyllum aquaticum Parrot feath er A
Paulownia tomentosa Princesstree W
Phragmatis australis Common Reed H
Polygonum cuspidatum Japanese Knotweed H
Pueraria montana Kudzu H
Rosa multiflora Multiflora Rose W
Salvinia molesta Aquarium water-moss A
Wisteria sinensis Chinese wisteria W

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