Tag Archive for: HOA Grounds Maintenance

“More compliments yesterday on what a great job BR did with the mulching. I’m throwing my own kudos in as well!  No mulch tornados, no excessive mulch piles and great clean up.  They carefully double checked addresses for who didn’t want mulch. BR is the first landscaping company to get that correct and I have lived here 12 years! Thanks! Pam”

Hello Lori.  Just want to say, while I can’t speak for the entire community, the lawn crew worked tirelessly all day and they did an outstanding job.  I offered and they accepted some refreshments at the end.  Please pass along my compliments.  A job well done.  


Blade Runners Approach: Posting Agronomic Signs

While this requirement for Associations (§ 55-510.3 )may produce added expense for the association it really is a good idea.  This effective communication to your residents, communicates service dates, the QR Code provides and takes residents instantly to the Blade Runners Resource Book. This has all the support documentation of pesticide products to be applied, along with MSDS sheets, product labels, product toxicity info (if any), mixture rates and contact information should they have further concerns. 

Blade Runners has long provided this pesticide sign posting service option for our Homeowner Associations, Condominium Associations and Commercial Sites.  This not just littering the community with pesticide application flags vaguely communicating the ‘something’ was applied. 

Blade Runners Agro Sign

We provide highly visible, solid real estate-style signs placed at specific areas of the property. It contains the dates of application along with the QR Code Link to our resource book and a way to contact Blade Runners with questions. 

Proper implementation for both pesticide notice posting and the agronomic applications takes planning.  Adequate inventories of signs are needed to replace weathered and/or stolen signs.  Coordination planning is necessary in order to time the application after a turf mowing for maximum control along with the required 48 hour advance posting visit to place the signs. In the event of poor weather, an additional visit might be needed to alter the date.  Signs are removed from the site after the application.

As with many things there is more to this than meets the eye. Associations should be careful that there solution is a comprehensive one that adds value.    Turn this annoyance into a positive thing for your community!

See our Famous Blade Runners Resource Book Here–>   Click Here-Blade Runners Resource Book Here!


Blade Runners QR Code Link to Resource Book on Sign contains:

  • Product label and MSDS sheets for all products we use.
  • Phone numbers for state and government agencies should the client want addition information.
  • Questions and answers regarding the service & Our methods of production and the manner in which we deliver the service.
  • Blade Runners Agronomic Program Details – with Product Names, Timeline, Mixture Rates.
  • Blade Runners Philosophy “SAFE” Program.
  • S- Safety 
  • A- Accreditation 
  • F- Facts
  • E- Education 

Read all about Virginia Property Owners’ Association Act requirements for new notice of pesticide application 

Virginia HOA Boards, and Property Managers, and landscape contractors were blindsided by a Virginia Statute (§ 55-510.3 ) requiring 48 hours of posting notice for all agronomic applications.

Read the actual statue § 55-510.3. Common areas; notice of pesticide application.  The association shall post notice of all pesticide applications in or upon the common areas. Such notice shall consist of conspicuous signs placed in or upon the common areas where the pesticide will be applied at least 48 hours prior to the application

Hi Eric,
I was the landscaping committee board member and point of contact with Shannon at Blade Runners the past year. I just resigned my board position but I wanted to let you know it was a pleasure to work with BR and Shannon. It was a lot of work especially for the first year and Shannon helped us a lot to navigate all the variety of issues that came up. He was very responsive and I was surprised all the time the response time even on the weekend including Sunday from him.
It cannot be easy to work with a volunteer board of a small community but Shannon has always been patient and professional with us. Our common area had been neglected for a long time and we can already see a very positive difference one year with BR had made. Although it’s impossible to not encounter some complaints or unreasonable demands, many residents did express their gratitude for the work you all have done.
I hope HHATA can continue to maintain a good relationship with BR and continue to improve our neighborhood!
Thank You and have a great weekend!

Hello Shannon,  good morning.

Would you please let your crew know how grateful and pleased we are with the job they did removing our piles of leaves this week. Everything was done perfectly.     


Thanks Shannon. …We had one other proposal that was comparable but chose to go with Blade Runners because of your team’s professionalism and the customer service we’ve received so far.



The crew finished work today and did a very nice job.  All instructions were followed.  Please thank the crew for their good efforts.


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