Smart Sprinkling Installed in New Floresta

New Floresta has contracted services with Sustainable Sprinkler and installed a smart sprinkler system giving us a location specific sprinkling solution based on past rainfall data, sensor data, and future weather forecast data.  This will provide us an optimized sprinkling schedule to conserve water.

Landscape watering consumes more than half of urban water usage.  Water conservation is a crucial part of environmental conservation.  Further, in most cases the landscapes are considerably over-watered because the watering timers are fixed to schedules for worst/normal case scenarios.

Our new system should allow us to conserve thousands of gallons of water.  Not only will we save money, but we are doing our part to help the environment.

Ficus Whitefly

Ficus Whitefly is a new pest attacking ficus hedges and trees in South Florida. It is a small insect that feeds on ficus stripping the plant of its leaves. If not treated severe damage or death to the plant will occur. Whitefly is now in New Floresta and several of our neighboring communities. All the ficus in the common areas of New Floresta have been treated. It is highly recommended that you also treat the ficus on your property or you will risk the lose of your plants.

For additional information on Whitefly CLICK HERE.

New Floresta Wins Beautification Award

The Boca Raton Beautification Committee has recognized New Floresta for its contribution to the beautification of the City of Boca Raton.  The Committee selects properties within the City for excellence in landscape design and maintenance.  The focus of this Award is the main entryway to the property taking into consideration the overall appearance.  The Committee presents a Landscape Excellence Award to one property in each of several categories.  The 2010 award for Outstanding Landscaping of a Low Density
Residential Un-gated Community was presented to New Floresta.  The Awards Ceremony was held on Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at 11:00 AM in the Council Chambers at City Hall and a recognition plaque was presented from the Mayor of the City of Boca Raton, Susan Whelchel.

Congratulations New Floresta!

2010  Landscape Excellence Award

Pictured (L to R): Neil Berman, Paul Oetzman, Kevin Carroll, Wayne Tonning (Landscape Architect), Natalie Mitchell (Property Manager), Andrew Levy, Susan Whelchel (Mayor City of Boca Raton), Pat Campolo, Barbara Benefield (Boca Raton Beautification Committee/Awards Chairman)