The Landings winding roads, large shade trees, neighborhood lakes, walking trails and access to Roberts Bay and Phillippi Creek provide an idyllic setting for enjoying the natural environment. There are approximately seven miles of paved streets/walking paths throughout The Landings. These streets contain 62 islands which are populated with old trees and landscaping adding to the relaxed, serene environment. The nine lakes are a primary component of The Landings infrastructure. Many of the lakes are interconnected via canals to provide an equalizing effect for the water flow to the Bay. Fish and other wild life use the lakes and canals to travel from one lake to another. The lakes entice an abundance of waterfowl and wildlife which provides residents with a great deal of enjoyment and incredible subjects for our resident photographers. Clearly the lakes are a critical aspect of the beautiful Landings mosaic. The community prides itself on being good stewards of the environment by employing coastal Florida Best Practices in landscaping and maintenance. Examples include using non-potable water for all residential and common area irrigation, use of environmentally approved mulches, systematic removal of invasive species, and protection of the Bay with responsible practices.
HAZARDOUS WASTE REMOVAL - Three days per year the residents are encouraged to bring any hazardous waste material to a collection point within the Landings from which it is transported to the Sarasota County hazardous waste site. Call 941-927-6464 ext-110 to register to be included in the next haul date. The next three dates are at 8:00 am Wednesday November 13, 2013, Wednesday February 12, 2014 and Wednesday May 14, 2014. Please do not hesitate to use this very popular service provided by your neighbors.
TIPS FROM A MASTER GARDENER
The natural environment, including mature trees, palms and other plantings in The Landings makes it one of the most beautiful and serene communities in Sarasota.
Whether you live in a home, tree house, villa, carriage house
or a high-rise condominium there are ways to enhance your
own home with plantings suited to your unique situation.
In planting a yard or planting a decorative container,the
first consideration to keep in mind is "RIGHT PLANT,
RIGHT PLACE."; this is one of the nine principles of the
Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Handbook, "A Guide to
Florida - Friendly Landscaping. The FYN Handbook
provides "helpful concepts, tools and techniques to guide you".
( The FYN Handbook is available on line at http://fyn.ifas.ufl.edu/ )
For assistance with gardening or plant related questions,
the following resources might be helpful :
UF/IFAS Sarasota Extension Twin Lakes Park,
6700 Clark Road Sarasota, FL 34241
(941) 861 - 9900 FAX (941) 861 - 9886
The Eagles Nest Area, is a 7.4 acre, 600 foot diameter circle which
is located in the heart of The Landings, and backs up to 19
residential lots on Landings Blvd, Kestral Parkway South, Kestral
Park Terrace and Landings Terrace. The property is owned
and maintained by The Landings Management Association (LMA),
the governing body of The Landings. During the time of the
original Landings development this area was the home of an
eagle family and this space was not developed so that the eagles
would not be disturbed. Now the eagles and any remnants of
their nest are long gone.
Over the 30 years that the property has existed, the ENA had not
been maintained. Exotics (a term used to describe trees and
growth non-native to Florida) had infested the area. Many of the
tall pines, a signature of The Landings, had died, some from
disease and from a natural life cycle.
In the past few years, the LMA undertook significant steps to
improve the area. Exotics were removed, drainage improved,
new trees planted and mowing commenced. Today, the ENA is
an environmentally sound preserve, which is regularly maintained
and is open to any resident who wants to enjoy it during the daylight hours.
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