After the hundreds of submissions and excitement over the Summer Photo Contest, we're BACK with the Winter Photo Contest!!
We are looking for your best photos in Pot-Nets! Please use fall/winter photos of you, your family, or your friends enjoying the "off-season" here! The contest will begin today, December 6th and run until Monday, January 3rd.
As always, the contest will be on the Pot-Nets Facebook page, but we're switching things up a bit this time...2 winners will be chosen!! One winner will be picked by Pot-Nets Homes and will receive a $200 gift card to Paradise Grill! The other winner will be chosen by YOU, the photo with the most "likes" or interactions on Facebook will receive a $100 gift card to Paradise Grill!
The winning photos along with all of the photo contest submissions have the chance to be featured on billboards and advertisements that we will run throughout the year.
Lewes Lights December 3rd-December 31st (Dusk-9pm) "Lewes Lights" is back this year with more homeowners expected to participate due to an expansion of zip codes able to join in the fun! Lewes Lights was a hit in past years and allowed people to drive around and enjoy extravagantly decorated houses throughout Lewes. A driving tour map (as well as a Clark Griswolds map for the most insane decorations) will be available for the public on the Lewes Lights website.
Winter WonderFEST @ Hudson Fields November 19th-January 2nd (open nightly) Over 1 mile of dazzling lights with an interactive scavenger hunt! Journey to Santa's workshop to create a "wishlist" for Santa and his Elves! 100% of ticket sales support winter wonderFEST's charitable mission to provide affordable holiday entertainment for our region, and award grants to Sussex County Charities.
Schellville Christmas Village November 20th-December 31st (Thur. through Sun. 5pm-9pm) Starting in 2017 as a small Christmas village with lights and activities, Schellville has continued to expand each year and changed locations this year to behind the Tanger Outlets Seaside. Schellville provides hours of FREE entertainment and fun for kids of all ages as well as a beer garden for the adults. They are encouraging that anyone wishing to attend makes a reservation online to avoid long lines and waiting in the cold as much as possible.
Rehoboth Beach Christmas Parade Monday, December 6th (6:30pm) Presented by the Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company, they are hoping to make the 2021 parade the largest they've ever had!
Millsboro Christmas Market December 11th & 12th (9am-2pm) Around 100 vendors will be selling goods for you to purchase for your Holiday gift giving. The market will also have fresh cut trees, poinsettia, tasty treats, and food trucks on premises.
Check out the Pot-Nets HOA page for more events going on in December such as "sponsoring a child" for Christmas and "Christmas gift wrapping" for the children.
We have everything you could need for any Holiday/last minute gift shopping! Prices range from $10-$50 for items such as hats, thermoses, cups, t-shirts, polo's, hoodies, 1/4 zips, and more! Our new insulated "flute" style cups fit perfectly in your golf car cup holder! Stop by the office in Pot-Nets to do your Holiday shopping or pick up some apparel to keep yourself warm through the winter! Who wouldn't LOVE some Pot-Nets merch!?
Don't forget Baywood!
Don't forget to stop by Baywood Greens Pro Shop for more Holiday shopping!! The Pro Shop has a large assortment of golf related items and apparel for men, women, and children. They have everything you could want or need for the golf lover in your life! If you're interested in purchasing a gift card, click the link below!
The Sheppard's Office, a resource group located in Georgetown, is looking for help feeding local families in need a Christmas dinner. Pot-Nets Residents are helping to put this together for The Sheppard's Office and are asking for our help!
Bayside will be collecting turkey and cakes - contact Rhonda Ferro (302) 945-2929 Lakeside will be collecting green beans and corn - contact Nancy Rosenberger (302) 947-2150 Coveside will be collecting dinner rolls - contact Joan Race (610) 393-5484 Creekside will be collecting stuffing and cranberry sauce - contact Donna Marvel (302) 423-6122 Seaside will be collecting potatoes - contact Kathy Rhoads (215) 669-5827
Everything will be collected on December 18th, 19th & 20th.
It's never too early to begin donating!
If you are interested in donating or wish to learn more about this fundraiser, click the button below.
Leaves are falling and the Horticulture Departments have been busy picking them up from our common areas.
As a reminder: it is a violation of Community Standards to dispose of your leaves and yard waste in empty lots and common areas, including the grass strips between the sidewalk and curbs. Residents are to utilize either the yard waste toter that has been provided, paper bags, or string-tied bundles of branches for disposal.
Thank you for your cooperation!
As winter approaches and the chances for snow become higher we remind you:
In the event that we do receive snow, then our snow removal crews will be working to get the roads cleared up quickly and efficiently. To best assist us in cleaning the roadways, we ask that you do not park on the street. This allows us to effectively plow the entire street unobstructed.
Please be forgiving of snowplows which do their best to place snow in areas that are as unobtrusive as possible. We all hate it when our freshly shoveled driveway has snow thrown on it by a plow. But they do their best to cover as many miles as possible, as quickly as possible, for the benefit of all. Our crews simply cannot drop back to maintain individual driveway entrances.
Lastly, if you don't really, really need to be on the roads during a snow event... then cozy up and just stay home!
Update on the construction of the new Baywood Greens practice green. The sod has been placed!
Mulch By Cameron Marcelle
This time of year, we have a lot of leaves to contend with, corralling and collecting them adds up to an enormous outdoor chore for anyone who has or is near even one large deciduous tree. If you’re not looking forward to spending your free time blowing, raking, or bagging all those leaves, there’s good news, you don’t have to. That’s right, not only is all that bagging and blowing unnecessary, keeping those leaves on your property will also do wonders for your garden, and help the community.
In a past article I wrote about plants, or living groundcovers, as an alternative to mulching. If you like plants already, then talking about more plants sounds even better. The mulch I was talking about is the typical brown, black, or natural “hardwood” mulch we are accustomed to. Hardwood is in quotes because in a lot of cases, we have no clue what the material is we are spreading all over our property. Unless the mulch is a premium bark or root mulch, the dyed material that most of us use, made of recycled and salvaged materials, remains unknown. So, it looks great and now because it’s recycled, salvaged and ecofriendly, it sounds great too. But like a lot of things, we were told is good for us, we find out that it isn’t, and more than that, it can be harmful.
Some of this material may contain scraps of treated or manufactured lumber materials and these types of materials can contain various heavy metals. Although the dye used in most mulching operations is safe, the materials they are covering up may not be. It can do some of the same jobs a good mulch can do, such as maintaining a more uniform soil temperature throughout the year, and it may prevent some weeds from growing, which is debatable, but it doesn’t really add much to the soil or help anything else. However, the natural leaf litter that falls to the ground from the trees in our area is a far cry from the dyed wood that we use as mulch. Ideally, what we mulch with in one season would be gone by the next, and the addition of new mulch would be a welcomed event by flora, fauna, and our eye. But because our mulch is wood, it doesn’t breakdown that quickly. This mulch piles up over time. I have seen places in our own common areas as well as residents’ lots where the mulch can be as much as 8” deep. Piled up around the base of plants and doing more harm than good. I’ve seen it piled so high that it causes drainage problems, keeping water against the foundation of a home when it crusts over.
Leaves left on the ground look messy and can convey a message that no one cares. Some may disagree, but there are some places in the communities that we pick up leaves so quickly from week to week, we lose that “fall” feeling when driving through. But the point isn’t to just let leaves lie where they fall or end up, the idea is to use what nature is giving us to benefit our gardens, community, and local environment, instead of sending them off to the dump. In doing so, we are reducing waste and saving energy.
Why are leaves so good and what are they good for? Leaves are a natural soil builder, they reduce the need for fertilizer on our lawns and gardens, and they offer excellent winter insulation for plants, animals, and insects. You may be able to get away with not chopping up your leaves in some areas, but for turf areas, you have to mow/mulch them, too thick will be detrimental to your lawn. Any extras can go into your garden or landscape beds, and even here you may like the look better or they may sit better if they are chopped with a mower, bagged, and then dumped in your beds. Just like any other mulch, you can have too much, but it takes a lot of leaves to make a shredded layer 2” thick. If you have smaller or groundcover type plants, you may have to go with a thinner layer. As I mentioned, this type of mulch doesn’t just provide protection for plants, but they also provide winter refuge for salamanders, turtles, and toads. Several butterfly and moth species also overwinter in leaf litter. Why go to the trouble of inviting them to your garden in the growing season, only to throw them away (or their nesting sites) with the leaves in the off season.
Finally, if you’re just not ready to make the transition, think about composting your leaves. This is a great way to take advantage of a lot of the benefits of fallen leaves if you have the room on your site. A great leaf compost is hard to come by and not readily available in our area. Leaf compost has a darker color and can pass for a “real” mulch. I’ve heard of some people that compost their leaves in the bags that they’ve collected them in. You can add a little moisture to the bag, and if you have it, a handful of existing compost or healthy garden soil. By the time spring comes around, you have some great compost to add to your garden.
The Clubhouse at Baywood | Dine In and Curbside Carryout Available
Open to the public 7 days a week, enjoy a relaxing atmosphere with stunning views featuring amazing coastal cuisine dishes created by our team of culinary professionals. Happy hour is daily from 3pm - 6pm. Enjoy a drink on the verandah overlooking the beautiful greens or cozy up with friends & family in our intimate lounge or library room. Baywood has space for any event like a friendly happy hour, corporate retreat, holiday party or wedding.
The Clubhouse at Baywood is the perfect location for your Holiday Party this season, featuring spaces for both intimate and large events. If interested, please reach out to Lauren (click the button below).
There's no better time to list your Pot-Nets Home!
Inventory is moving fast- with some houses going under contract just days after being listed! Our current inventory is at an all time low, with an increasing number of interested buyers contacting our sales office daily.
Give our Sales Team a call today to get more information about selling your Pot-Nets home!
"Thankful everyday to live in such a beautiful place!!"
-Jeanne, Pot-Nets Resident
"On behalf of the Lakeside Community HOA, thank you for getting the gazebo light working and assisting us throughout the year....we had a good turnout Sunday night and now we'll just enjoy the season. Here's a photo of the gazebo"
-Carroll, Pot-Nets Resident
We are currently seeking good people to join our Landscaping team (full-time or part-time) as well as a new Fleet Mechanic (full-time). Some of the benefits of working for Tunnell Companies include:
Medical Insurance Plan (after 90+ days)
Dental & Vision Insurance (after 90+ days)
Life & Disability Insurance (after 90+ days)
50% Boat Slip Discount (after 6 months)
50% Golf Discounts (after 6 months)
2-Weeks Paid Vacation (after 1 year+)
401(k) Retirement Plan w/ Match (after 1 year+)
$3,600 Lot Rent Reduction (after 1 year+)
Note: reduced benefits are available for part-time staff members.
If you or someone you know are interested in these positions, click the links below.