Landscaping

Sandia Heights is based on an open space concept where the natural landscaping is of great importance. Natural vegetation that is disturbed during construction or other improvements must be replanted and restored to its natural state. Planting drought-tolerant grasses such as grama or buffalo grass is appropriate for this purpose. Freestanding walls and fences, trees, and exotic plantings are restricted to areas adjacent to houses. Property line setbacks are meant to preserve view corridors and landscaping in these areas is subject to specific restrictions. Please refer to your unit covenant, and the ACC Design guideline for Walls and Fences and the ACC Design guideline for Landscaping. Copies of these documents are available at the SHHA office, 2-B San Rafael NW (located just to the east of the Quail Run Shopping Center) or they can be downloaded from the SHHA website: http://www.sandiahomeowners.org.

LANDSCAPING

Sandia Heights is based on an open space concept where the natural landscaping is of great importance. Natural vegetation that is disturbed during construction or other improvements must be replanted and restored to its natural state. Planting drought-tolerant grasses such as grama or buffalo grass is appropriate for this purpose. Freestanding walls and fences, trees, and exotic plantings are restricted to areas adjacent to houses. Property line setbacks are meant to preserve view corridors and landscaping in these areas is subject to specific restrictions. Please refer to your unit covenant, and the ACC Design guideline for Walls and Fences and the ACC Design guideline for Landscaping. Copies of these documents are available at the SHHA office, 2-B San Rafael NW (located just to the east of the Quail Run Shopping Center) or they can be downloaded from the SHHA website: http://www.sandiahomeowners.org.

Landscaping projects that include significant changes to the appearance of your property are subject to application, and approval by, the ACC. All projects that include free-standing walls and fences, retaining walls, planting of trees, and restoration of land disturbed by construction must be approved by the ACC prior to the start of work.

Please consider the potential for view obstruction by vegetation when planning your projects. The ACC will not approve the planting of tree species that can be expected to grow higher than 26 feet at maturity. Siberian elms are considered to be a highly invasive weed and should be removed as soon as the seedlings appear. Please be a good neighbor and take a look at trees that you or a previous owner might have planted and, it they are obstructing your neighbor’s views, consider pruning or removal.

Residents are required to keep their properties clear of dead/trees/vegetation. Chamisa is not part of Sandia Height’s natural vegetation. It is an opportunistic plant that has invaded land disturbed by the construction of roads, driveways, houses and septic systems, and where the native vegetation such as grama or buffalo grass was not restored. Chamisa can become a driving-safety hazard by restricting driver visibility if it is allowed to intrude into our roads. It can also constitute a fire hazard that can be easily ignited and burns with great heat and rapidity. Please consider maintenance measures to control these dangers to our community.

Contact Info

Phone: (505) 797-7793
Fax: (505) 856-8544
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Address:
2-B San Rafael Avenue, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87122

Office Hours

Monday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed 

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