Landscape Maintenance Program

Don’t want to have to worry about maintaining the landscaping around your home? Sign up for the Saddlebrook Farms Landscape Maintenance Program.

This seven-month program will begin in April and end in October with an option to continue it into November. Download the flyer for program details and return your completed form no later than Friday, March 17, 2017.

Residents new to the program will be visited by a landscape foreman and given a monthly estimate for the program. If you were on the program last year, you will also need to complete this form.

Once the program starts in April, you will not be able to enroll in the program. Lawn fertilizer is not part of this program.

Great News

Last year’s cost will remain the same for 2017.

This program isn’t for everyone, so if you require a scheduled date, you can submit a work request, available at the Community Office or email saddlebrook@hometownamerica.com to get an estimate for your landscaping needs. Even if the weather may not allow us to work now, we can give you an estimate and schedule your work once weather permits.

 
Potpourri

Get Ready for March Madness
March Madness starts Sunday, March 12, 2017. The NCAA has released the first-ever, "in-season" Sweet 16 bracket. View the complete playoff and championship schedule and mark your calendars so you don't miss any of the action.

Travel

It's Cherry Blossom Season
The National Cherry Blossom Festival springs to life March 20 - April 16, 2017, in and around Washington, D.C. It celebrates Tokyo's gift of 3,000 cherry trees to the nation's capital. In addition to the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade, the area hosts a number of spectacular events. For more information, check the official website.

Your Money

Are You Overpaying on income Tax?
Did you know that some or all of your Social Security may not be taxable? Calculations are made on adjusted gross income (AGI). See the table midway down the page at the link to determine if a portion of your Social Security income is tax-free.


Take Every Legal Deduction You Can
Tax avoidance is legal. Tax evasion is not and is subject to criminal penalties. According to Investopedia, “Tax avoidance is the use of legal methods to modify an individual's financial situation to lower the amount of income tax owed… by claiming the permissible deductions and credits.” View “Top Seven Senior Tax Breaks” at FindLaw, and double-check with your tax preparer to ensure you’re taking full advantage of deductions and credits to which you are entitled.