Category: Home Tips

Spring Spruce-Up Reminder!

It is hard to believe that we are already into April!  Summer will be here before we know it.  Everyone will be visiting the pool and enjoying the sun soon.  The Villages of Leacroft Board of Directors would like to take a moment to pass along some important information.

 Exterior Maintenance and Upkeep of Your Property

As we move into Spring it is time to start looking at the exterior of your property. 

  1. With the rain and warmer weather, lawns and bushes are growing at a quicker pace.  Please remember it is the homeowner’s responsibility to keep your lawn and landscape beds neat in appearance, clean and maintained.  Please remember to edge and mow the area between the street and the sidewalk and along your driveway, treat for weeds not only in your lawn but also in your driveway, trim your bushes and trees, and remove weeds from all landscape beds.
  2. A number of homes have been identified as needing siding maintenance.  Please take a moment to walk around your home and inspect the condition of the siding. Please replace any pieces of siding that may be loose or broken and clean any mold/mildew that may be forming on the siding. Don’t forget to look at the areas where you may have brick or stucco material as well.
  3. Many mailboxes are in need of cleaning/painting/straightening.  This includes not only the mailbox but also the post.  Information on how your mailbox should be installed/maintained can be found here:
  4. Please remember that if you are planning any kind of exterior improvement (i.e. significant landscaping that changes the character of the lot, installation of a fence, shed, addition to your home, a change in the paint color of your house, doors or windows) you must submit an ARC (Architectural Review Committee) Request for Review Form and receive approval prior to starting any project.
  5. The ARC guidelines and Request for Review Form can be obtained here:
  6. A copy of the Community’s Conditions, Covenants and Restrictions is also located on the website.  This is the document that Henderson Properties utilizes when conducting property compliance inspections. 

When property inspections are conducted in April, we will be focusing on the above items.  Please take some time to evaluate the exterior of your property to make sure that you are keeping it in a neat and presentable appearance.  Together, we can continue to keep the Villages of Leacroft one of the most attractive communities in the area!

If you have any questions about this information, please don’t hesitate to contact me at: 704-535-1122 or email:  Have a great Spring and Summer!


Tamra Goodman

HOA Community Manager
Henderson Property Management

Community-Approved Mailboxes & Installation Practices

As homeowners, the USPS charges us with the responsibility to maintain our mailboxes and posts in good working order.  Also, as members of the Leacroft community, it is in our own best interest to maintain the appearance and uniformity of our mailboxes in the neighborhood as a component that contributes to the overall appearance of our community.  This has a direct impact to the market value of our properties.

Below, is information related to mailbox specifications that conform to HOA guidelines.  In many cases, worn mailboxes just need sanded, painted and straightened.  However, if your mailbox/mailpost needs to be replaced, please use the information below.  Also, remember that failure to maintain your mailbox to USPS and HOA specifications may result in HOA fines and mail delivery delays by the USPS.


The Eastwood mailpost features a 1-1/2″ square post with a ball finial and 6″ round newspaper holder. System includes a standard-sized (T1) rural mailbox and 3″ gold vinyl address numbers on the newspaper holder. The post is available in black finish only.  Installation available.

Carolina Mailboxes
3428 Vane CT, STE C
Charlotte, NC 28206
877-845-0850 (Toll-Free)

Mailbox Installation Guidelines

Look for Postmaster General’s Seal

Every new mailbox design should be reviewed and receive the Postmaster General’s (PMG) seal of approval before it goes to market.

Placing the Mailbox

Here are some helpful guidelines to follow when installing your mailbox:

  • Position your mailbox 41″ to 45″ from the road surface to the bottom of the mailbox or point of mail entry.
  • Place your mailbox 6″ to 8″ back from the curb. If you do not have a raised curb, contact your local postmaster for guidance.
  • Put your house number on the mailbox.
  • If your mailbox is on a different street from your house, put your full street address on the box.

Installing the Post

The best mailbox supports are stable but bend or fall away if a car hits them. The Federal Highway Administration recommends:

  • A 2″-diameter (or similar) standard steel or aluminum pipe.
  • Avoid unyielding and potentially dangerous supports, like heavy metal pipes, concrete posts, and farm equipment (e.g., milk cans filled with concrete).
  • Bury your post no more than 24″ deep.

Information current at time of memo.  Additional information available at:

Valentine’s Day Was Lovely…What Do I Do With My Wrappers, Boxes & Vases?

From CurbIt – Charlotte Solid Waste Services Community Newsletter

Valentine’s Day Was Lovely…What Do I Do With My Wrappers, Boxes & Vases?

Greeting cards, gift boxes, and chocolate candy wrappers usually head to the garbage can after Valentine’s Day – but they shouldn’t! Did you know there are ways to use these things (and others) to keep them from going to the landfill? Before you head to the garbage can, consider the following:

  • Greeting cards – Reuse or re-gift the cards and when they are done, recycle them.
  • Gift boxes, tissue and wrapping paper – Reuse all for other gifts. Recycle the boxes and the gift wrap (except foil gift wrap which needs to be thrown in the garbage).
  • Packing boxes and bubble wrap – Reuse the boxes and bubble wrap; once finished, recycle the boxes. The bubble wrap is garbage after its reuse.
  • Boxes of chocolate and candy wrappers – Upcycle the boxes; turn them into organizers for jewelry, hair bows, safety pins, etc. Place all candy wrappers in the garbage.
  • Flower vases – Reuse or re-gift the vases until they’re ready to be recycled.