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Jul 25

Amazon Package Deliveries

Posted to In The Know From The Blackstone Gate Hosts by Jessica Baechle

Amazon starts their package deliveries as early as 3:30am; as a result, we continue to find Amazon packages left unprotected at both gates while the Gatehouse is closed (10pm-6am).  To ensure that your packages arrive safely to their intended destination, we suggest the following information be placed in your Amazon account:


1.    Go to YOUR ACCOUNT

2.    Under ACCOUNT SETTINGS, go to YOUR ADDRESSES

3.    Choose ADD DELIVERY INSTRUCTIONS 

4.    Highlight FRONT DOOR under WHERE SHOULD WE LEAVE YOUR PACKAGES

5.    Under DO WE NEED ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS TO FIND THIS ADDRESS put:  “LEAVE PACKAGES ONLY AT FRONT DOOR AND BETWEEN 6AM-10PM. ALL DRIVERS MUST ENTER COMMUNITY AT MAIN GATE, 12022 W LONE MOUNTAIN PARKWAY”.



Make sure to leave blank the area that says DO WE NEED SECURITY CODE, CALL BOX NUMBER OR KEY TO ACCESS THIS BUILDING.  Any information left in this space may confuse the Amazon drivers, who will try to input this info at the callbox and then, when unsuccessful, attempt to tailgate a vehicle into the community.


Nov 08

November Landscaping Tips

Posted to Landscaping Tips by Jessica Baechle

 

November Landscaping Tips

 

In most households, the majority of water used is applied to the landscape. But now that the winter months are bringing cooler, wetter weather, you have an opportunity to reduce your water usage and save money on your water bill.

 

Here are some tips and tricks that you can use:

  1. As the weather continues to cool down, adjust your watering frequency and run time. You can use the interactive tools at wateruseitwisely.com to determine how often and how long the stations on your irrigation controller should run. If you have a desert-adapted landscape, you can usually turn off your irrigation system from Thanksgiving to Valentine’s Day.
  2. Take advantage of every rainfall. Turn your clock to the “off” or “rain” position and monitor plants for the first signs of wilting before reactivating. Test the moisture depth in your soil. A screwdriver will move easily through moist soil when it is wet but will stop when it reaches dry soil.
  3. Check to make sure your irrigation system is not leaking. With everything off, inside and out, observe the dial on your water meter (usually located in the front yard). If it is still turning, there is water leaking somewhere.

 

Photo caption: Test the moisture depth in your soil by using a tool like a screwdriver

 

To learn more about water use in your yard, visit our Learning Center at dlcresources.com/learning-center.

Nov 14

Every two seconds, someone in the US needs blood

Posted to Peoria News by Jessica Baechle

Every two seconds, someone in the US needs blood


The City of Peoria is hosting a blood drive with Vitalant Tuesday, November 14, 2023 in the Public Safety Building, 8351 W. Cinnabar Avenue from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 pm. All donors will be entered to win one of five $5,000 gift cards. The blood drive is open to the public. Appointments are encouraged and walk-ins are welcome. For appointments visit: donors.vitalant.org (blood drive code: Peoria).