As we are preparing to do the scheduled repairs on the Nebo Spillway the Indiana Department of Natural Resources requires that all property owners within a ¼ mile radius be notified in writing of those upcoming repairs. In the next few days, members who are within the 1/4 mile will be contacted either Painted Hills Security members who will deliver the notification to you or it may be sent by certified mail through the U.S Postal Service. A form will be completed when you receive the letter that verifies you have been notified and these forms will be kept on file in the Painted Hills Office as required by the Indiana Dept of Natural Resources.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at the Painted Hills Office or
President Dan Arnold 349-1752.
Mix together in a blender and puree:
2 Cups water
2 cloves of minced garlic
2 Tablespoons Tabasco sauce, (I use Louisiana Hot Sauce it's cheaper)
2 Tablespoons of Ground Red Pepper
Put in a glass container with lid and let it sit for 2 days. Then apply it over and around the plants that the deer love to eat. No need to soak the plant just sprinkle some on the plants or surrounding area. I haven't found that it harms any plants except the mixture leaves a stain on the leaves of my Blue Hostas so be cautious with applications. I apply with a salad shaker (the first time I used this I felt like I was adding salad dressing to the deer's next meal for the night.) This works best if applied when plants are dry. I usually reapply every two to three weeks or when I see deer approach my yard again; then I know it's time to treat again. Reapplication may be needed after heavy rains. This year I learned to start my
applications as soon as spring bulbs break ground as the deer pulled some of my tulips out of the ground before my first application. I found this recipe in a book titled Backyard Problem Solverby Jerry Baker. I hope this works for you because it works great for me.
- Carolyn Kendall
UPCOMING WEED TREATMENT ON BOTH LAKES
The Lakes Committee will be treating both Lake Holiday and Lake Nebo for weeds Monday April 9 & Tuesday April 10 (weather permitting) This is the first application of the year and is a granular application.
THERE IS A 30 DAY PERIOD THAT LAKE WATER SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR LAWNS OR PLANTS AFTER THIS APPLICATION
BOATING, FISHING AND SWIMMING ARE NOT RESTRICTED.
Mid May, there will be a second application of granular followed by a liquid application four to seven days later.
THERE IS A 3 DAY PERIOD THAT LAKE WATER SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR LAWNS OR PLANTS AFTER EACH APPLICATION.
BOATING, FISHING AND SWIMMING ARE NOT RESTRICTED
A reminder will be posted on each of the gate bulletin boards prior to each of the treatments.
IF YOU HAVE A SPRINKLER SYSTEM THAT DRAWS FROM THE LAKE AND WOULD LIKE A PHONE CALL TO REMIND YOU TO TURN IT OFF, PLEASE CONTACT THE PAINTED HILLS OFFICE 342-6409 OR 342-9911
You, as a member can assist in the prevention of weeds in the lake by using lawn care products that do not contain phosphates. Rainwater carries phosphates into the lake and promotes the growth of lake weeds. If you have a lawn service, insist they use phosphate free products on your yard.
Painted Hills Lakes Committee