GATHM Featured In Washington Post

Our community was featured in the Washington Post Real Estate section earlier this week. Read the full article on the Washington Post website:  

New Landscape Services for Townhomes

Effective this year, the Homeowners Association (HOA) will provide additional front lawn and landscape bed services for all townhomes in the community, as part of your monthly HOA assessment.  The services will be provided by Palmer’s Property Maintenance.  Townhome landscape services will now include all of the following, unless owners choose to opt out:

Turf chemical treatments for each townhome front lawn:

(a)  Pre-emergent & Spring Fertilization (March/April & May/June)

(b)  Broadleaf Weed Control (May/June & September/October)

(c)   Early Fall Fertilization (September/October)

(d)  Late Fall Fertilization (November/December)

Palmers will place notices at the entrance of the community at least 48 hours prior to all chemical applications.

Spring Clean-up:

(a)  Edge, weed and mulch each townhome landscape bed, including the driveway strips.

Mulch shall be a dark brown or black, high-quality hardwood mulch.  Side and back landscape beds are not included and remain the responsibility of the homeowner.

Mowing & Trimming:

(a)  Mow and trim each front lawn during the spring and summer growth season, every 7-10 days.  Frequency is weather dependent and subject to change without notice.  Side and back lawns are not included and remain the responsibility of the home owner.

Please note that these additional services do not include pruning of shrubs and trees on individually owned townhome property, and this required maintenance remains the responsibility of the individual homeowner.

If townhouse homeowners wish to opt out of these additional HOA provided landscape services, please contact Victoria Garner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by February 26, 2016. Please keep in mind that should you choose to opt out, you must opt out for all additional landscape services and you will not be entitled to any decrease or refund of your monthly assessment, due to your choice to opt out.

After Years of Work, Route 1 Evolves in Fairfax County

Listen to WAMU's Metro Connection piece on Route 1!

Listen to (or read) the hour-long piece on Route 1 that NPR’s local station WAMU 88.5 premiered on its Metro Connection program.

Keep Our Neighborhood Beautiful!

For those of us who have dogs, we have the added responsibility of picking up after our furry friends. The Board receives occasional complaints about pet walkers who aren’t doing their duty (pun intended.) We maintain several Dog Waste stations around the community to make it easy to properly dispose of your dog’s mess. It’s unfortunate that we should have to remind people that this is a basic obligation.  Please be a good neighbor and always pick up after your dog!

We ask for your cooperation in keeping our sidewalks and grassy areas clean. We don’t pay people to clean up dog waste. if you leave it, chances are it’ll be there when you come back again, unless a good neighbor has done it for you. Do YOU really want to see this mess when you stroll around the area? Please do your part…Fairfax County considers this littering, and so do we.

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