Maintenance & Landscaping

General Maintenance

Maintenance that is covered by the Mews, in accordance with the By-Laws, should be scheduled through the Property Manager. Please contact Justin Field, NRP Property Manager,

Changes to your unit:  Variances

Changes to individual units are regulated by the Mews by-laws and policies enacted by the Board of Directors. Click here for an excerpt of the handbook for help determining if you need to request a variance before beginning any renovations.  If you need to request a variance, please submit the required information to the Board of Directors for approval via the Property Manger at

Don’t forget to check with Arlington County for any permits required for your renovations!

Landscaping & Flower Bed Maintenance 

The Landscape Committee works with contractors hired by the Mews to ensure that our grounds are maintained and makes recommendations to the board. The Landscape Committee is comprised of volunteers and welcome additional volunteers, if you’d like to volunteer or have any questions please contact the committee chair, Judith Guerney at

If you wish to plant annuals or perennials in the flower bed adjacent to your unit you should complete the Flower Bed Waiver Form.

Environment Enhancements has provided Watering Guidelines for trees, shrubs and groundcover. Please assist in keeping our landscaping alive by watering the plants adjacent to your unit.

The landscape schedule can be found here.  This schedule details when the landscape crews will be tending to our property and includes spring cleanup, mowing and fall leaf pickup.

Landscape Modifications

You may wish to change or improve the landscaping adjacent to your unit. Such changes may include removal or addition of shrubs, trees and borders. These changes must be approved by the Landscape Committee, please submit the Landscape Modification Request Form if you wish to request any changes.

Native Plants

As you plan updates to your garden please consider native plants. The Landscape Committee has created a list of resources for and about native plants. The Master Gardeners of Virginia offer their “tried and true” list of plants as well as recommendations for different environments. Monticello, the home of the Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants, offers many plants for sale, but read carefully to determine if they are native. Bare root plans are available for sale now. We have also listed resources from the Cape Atlantic Region, as well as, the Wetlands Institute in New Jersey. You can find that list here.

Courts 7 through 15 were spruced up during fall and winter 2020 with native plants. These plants require little watering and they attract insects and birds. Look for new blooms in the spring. To see the enhanced areas and the plants used, click here.

Mews Trees

All of the trees in the Mews (with the exception of a few) are all tagged for a total of 422.  Our landscape contractor created a spreadsheet showing all Mews trees by court, common name, and scientific name.  Click here to see what trees are in your court!