Sands Scottsdale Homeowners Association

Sands Scottsdale Master HOA Landscaping


Sands Scottsdale Master HOA Tree Policy (click for link)

adopted January 2020


Proposed South Paseo Landscaping Improvement Project 2020

Drawing 1 of 2 (click for link)

Drawing 2 of 2 (click for link)


​November 2019 Landscape Update

The Board of Directors is planning for updates to all the paseos over the next several years. The first paseo we selected for improvements for calendar year 2020 is the south paseo because of the extensive walkway damage that is a safety issue.  The south paseo travels south from Zuni Park to Via de Belleza. 

Over the past few years the Board completed improvement projects for the common areas in our entryway and the greenbelt along Indian Bend. These projects involved planting several trees, removing damaged trees, removing grass plantings and sprinklers along common walls, and installing xeriscape areas to complement the grass. These projects have enhanced our entryway appeal and preserve the “green” environment the majority of our neighbors prefer.

The challenges we have been facing in all of our common areas include:

  • trees planted along walkways and walls that were not sized properly for the available space causing property damage and unsafe conditions
  • trees planted in grass creating shallow root systems that are susceptible to storm damage
  • irrigation system designed for grass that is now 40+ years old that is inefficient and often breaks down
  • party wall damage caused by water/irrigation and by tree roots
  • walkway damage caused by tree roots creating a dangerous tripping hazard
  • repairing walls and walkways often requires damaging the tree root system creating an unsafe situation


The Board’s goals with updating the paseo landscaping is to provide several decades of enjoyment for our neighbors including the following:

  • creating safe common areas for people and for personal property
  • creating an inviting environment for pedestrians & cyclists
  • creating a landscape that conserves water
  • creating and maintaining grass spaces along the walkway for visual appeal and for dogs
  • planting/retaining trees where there is ample space for them to thrive
  • installing landscape lighting where possible
  • working within our operating budget


The Board has added this 'Landscape' page to keep the community updated. Those who wish to volunteer to assist our landscape committee are encouraged! Please share your committee interest and contact information with Bryan at Tri-City (click on 'Contact Us' page) and we will contact you with landscape meeting details. Participation at our Board meetings is also encouraged. The Board meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month Jan-Jun & Sept-Oct. The meeting schedule is posted on this website.