Asked on Aug 21, 2012

Need suggestions for landscape bed marker

Linda WJeanette SKMS Woodworks


Let me explain; I live in a condo where the association has a landscape service. When it's time to prune, they prune a bit more than I like (at least what I am used to doing when I had a home). I was told I could do my own, they would leave my area alone, but that would best be served with a permanent reminder although they would "put that on the list". I can come up with numerous ides on making a marker that I can write or put a permanent message on, just not one that will withstand rain and so on during the months I would keep the markers in the beds. I would be grateful for any suggestions. Sorry if this got a bit lengthy.
3 answers
  • Jeanette S
    on Aug 23, 2012

    Whatever you post, you will want to put it at eye level so it can be seen "before" the pruning starts. I would suggest a decorative post...maybe a shepherd's hook (they come in all sorts of heights and designs now) to which you hang a small sign on a chain with eye hooks that states, "DO NOT PURNE...Homeowner prunes this yard". In order not to cause a problem with the HOA, keep it attractive and smiple (med-dark green paint with yellow/gold writing, not something with bright flashy flowers or cutesy!

  • Linda W
    on Aug 29, 2012

    Thanks for both responses. Jeanetta, I agree with the eye level concept. Had not thought of the shepherd hook. As a board member of the HOA, I was concerned about making this something attractive, not just some piece of wood stuck into the ground. My goal at this point to to try to locate a source of scrap aluminum that I can cut into a shape or find a source that sells small aluminum or metal pieces. I also came across this link on Pinterest ( It was an easy project, but not quite what I was looking for. Thanks again!

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