Category Archives: Landscaping

Weeds! Argh!

Monsoon Season is officially over for this year; and while the rainfall amount was below average, it’s been enough to feed the weeds. Just a friendly reminder from the HOA, that weeds are not only unsightly, they lower the “curb appeal” of your home and our neighborhood.

Before the weeds on your property become an unsightly nuisance, the HOA Board is requesting you remove them at your earliest opportunity.

Thank you,
Eagles Bluff Board of Directors

Prohibited Plants in Oro Valley

Did you know the Town of Oro Valley has a list of “good” and “bad” plants? Before you update your landscaping, you should check the list to ensure you don’t harbor any “felonius flora”. 

Existing, established plants, typically are “grandfathered”, unless they are classified as an invasive species, then check with the Town of Oro Valley if they should be removed. Or as I always say, “When in doubt, cut it out!”

Here is a quick list of plants to avoid:


  1. Any species of tree or shrub whose mature height may reasonably be expected to exceed 25 feet, with the exception of those indigenous plants, which may naturally exceed 25 feet.
  2. Olive trees (Olea europaea), will be prohibited for reasons of their profuse production of allergy-producing pollen. However, the “Swan Hill Olive” and the “Wilson Hill Olive” varieties may be used due to its non-flowering ,non-pollen producing status.
  3. Fountain Grass (Pennisetum setaceum) will be prohibited as a defined weed with the potential to spread throughout the Town and become a fire hazard.
  4. Common Bermuda Grass (Cynodon dactylon) will be prohibited as a defined weed and for its profuse production of allergy-producing pollen.
  5. Mexican Palo Verde (Parkinsonia aculeata) will be prohibited as harborer of pests and for its ability to spread throughout the Town thereby altering the present natural desert.
  6. Mulberry Trees (Morus) will be prohibited as noxious pollen producers.
  7. Desert Broom (Baccharis sarothroides) will be prohibited as a defined weed with the potential to spread throughout the Town.

Monsoon Weeds

This monsoon season has produced a bumper-crop of weeds.  Before you get a letter from the Association, and no one likes those, please check your lawn for those offending plants and remove them.  Many herbicides only need a few hours without rain to be effective in eliminating weeds. 

Golf Course Landscaping

A reminder from our neighbor the Golf Course…

Please be aware if you trim trees or plants in your yard or on Association Common property, you are responsible for removing the debris.   If you wish to trim trees or plants on golf course property you need permission from the golf course before your proceed.  Questions regarding this matter, please contact El Conquistador at 520-544-1900.

Prepare for Spring!

Yep, you read it right, Spring.  Now is the time to get our yards in shape for the warmer weather ahead.  With the winter rains behind us, now is a good time to get a handle on those weeds, cut back those freeze-damaged branches. 

Also remember to check your irrigation systems for leaks. Its better for your plants and your pocketbook.