Tunnell Vision - January 2022

Thursday, January 27, 2022
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January 2022
The winners of the Winter Photo Contest Are....
MOST LIKES & $100 GIFT CARD WINNER: Matthew Trucks


Matthew Trucks received the "Most Likes" on his photo outside of the Pot-Nets office. He said he "planned to capture this photo 5 years ago and finally made it happen", and we're glad hedid! 
Melissa Cerrato won "Pot-Nets Favorite" with their snow man in the sand! We love to see the smiling faces making the best of winter!
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Snow Reminder
 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!

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 TunnellCompanies include:
  • Competitive Pay
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation (after 90+ days)
  • 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)
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan w/ Match (after 1 year+)
  • $3,600 Lot Rent Reduction (after 1 year+)
  • and others...

      Note: reduced benefits are available for part-time staff members.

If you or someone you know are interested in these positions, or any other positions within the company, click the links below.

Landscaping Application
Fleet Mechanic Application
All Other Available Positions
Lawn Alternatives
By Cameron Marcelle
I am so happy I am not a lawn nut.  Spending so much time, either mine or paying someone else to spend theirs, to maintain my lawn along with the fertilizers, pesticides and supplemental water is crazy.  I have a little turf left in the front yard that I probably will get rid of once the kids are gone.  It takes about 20 minutes to push mow and my son does that.  It is a mixture of whatever is growing - is growing.
I do think turf has its place, like a golf course, sports fields, parks, some historic gardens, and I am sure there might be others, but not the entire lot of every yard in suburban America.  Front yards are usually on display for your neighbors, meant not to offend, but to fit in.  People do not really use their front yards like they use the side or back yards.  That is because you are on display too when you are out there.  So, without going into the design aspect, let’s assumethat you want to have something that looks like a lawn (low growing and wide open), but you don’t want to waste the time and materials it takes to maintain a typical lawn. 
I am asked a lot by homeowners to put sod, usually tall fescue, down in a lot of places that I know it just will not do well and will probably last a few years before it just disappears. These are shady places, found with moss and pebbles exposed on the surface of the extremely sandy soils before we arrive.  We will start with these areas first because they are more difficult to find anything that will grow well and look presentable without spending a lot of time nurturing it along to establishment.  Remember, we are talking about things that look like grass, but are not the typical choices.  So, there is one answer: Carex. Carex is a true sedge that offers a lot of choices from dry to wet, a few different colors, overall size, and textures. Most Carex available can fall into three different groups:  sedges from Asia, sedges from New Zealand and native sedges which I would recommend.  We have done well here with Carex pensylvanica and Carex eburnea for dry shady areas.
For the sunnier areas and where the soil may hold more moisture, the choices grow substantially.  Especially if you are willing to grow something a little taller than three inches and willing to let it look a little shaggier than a clipped lawn.  I will mention a few favorites of mine.  Sporobolis heterolepis is a taller, clump forming, warm season grass that is spectacular.  Now it is a taller choice of grass, over 2’ tall.  But it is very easy to grow and mixes well with other grasses and perennials.  Eragrostis spectabilis, or Purple love grass, is another favorite.  This is a tough native warm season grass that does well in exposed sunny sites.  It tops out at 2’ tall, but that is including the seed heads, the grassy part of the plant is much shorter. 

The last grass I will mention is Sesleria autumnalis.  It is not a native, but it is a great cool season grass that does resemble tall fescue if it were left uncut to grow.  This one is new for me and we have it in a few different spots where it is doing well, mostly sun to part shade in somewhat dry locations.

Paradise Pub Events
Seaside Fish House Events
Book an Event @ Seaside Fish House

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.

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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!

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Homes are selling quick at Pot-Nets! Here are just a few of the homes that have closed recently:
2640 Creekwood Circle, Lakeside
3 Beds / 2 Bath - 1,675 sq. ft. 
2894 Castaway Circle, Lakeside
3 Beds / 2 Bath - 1,680 sq. ft. 
E-759 Fleet Street, Bayside
3 Beds / 2 Bath - 1,152 sq. ft. 
Homes are filling up FAST for family overflow for the holidays. Book now!
Rental Questions

"Good Morning, 

We have worked with Rachel [Tarbutton] on many occasions for different family members who have and are in the midst of purchasing homes in our wonderful Pot-Nets community. I know you always hear about the complaints and I wanted to share some kudos on Rachel's behalf. 

She is a very detailed oriented sales advocate for Pot-Nets. We have been above and beyond pleased at how she has walked them all through the steps on purchasing their homes here, providing an enjoyable yet simple process from start to finish.  

To add a few more reasons to be pleased with her that you should know, she always responds to our texts, calls, or emails immediately and professionally, as well as looks after the buyer in a personal manner and has been a great advocate for them."

-Bob, Pot-Nets Resident

"We just moved into and we love it here, everyone has been so friendly and welcoming!"

- Roberta, Pot-Nets Resident

"I absolutely love driving around each of our Pot Nets communities seeing all the beautiful homes. It is so wonderful seeing how each home has its own unique character and way they interpret the beach life."

- Lynn, Pot-Nets Resident

Public Safety Department
Thanks our residents!

"Residents have been dropping off various treats, thanking us for our service to the community. We are on sugar overload here!" 

- Chief Bryn Joyce

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