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Keeping Your Community Beautiful

The Department of Maintenance and Construction plans, organizes, directs, implements and controls all facilities located within the Village. Laguna Woods Village's maintenance operations functions in accordance with the policies set by the various boards of directors. Its divisions include Maintenance Operations, Facilities Management, Manor Alterations and Permits, Moisture Intrusion and more.

Laguna Woods Village encompasses more than 640 acres of maintained landscape, which includes an urban forest featuring nearly 33,000 trees. All areas are maintained by Village Management Services’ Department of Landscaping Services.

Community Project Updates

Stay up to date on projects around your community. Refer to the project updates below.

Maintenance Project Logs

Asphalt Work and Paving at Gate 2 in July

Asphalt overlay work is scheduled to take place on Via Estrada at Gate 2 Tuesday to Thursday, July 11 to 13, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Plan to enter through Gates 1 or 3 and exit through Gates 1, 3 or 4. For your safety, Gate 2 will be closed to traffic during these times, but is expected to reopen after completed work and during nonworking hours each day. All motorists and pedestrians are urged to slow down, be alert and proceed with caution when driving or walking near or through this area. For more information, click one of the orange buttons below or call 949-597-4625.

SB 326 Inspection Schedules

To comply with SB 326, United and Third mutuals have hired an outside consultant, Cardoso & Associates, to conduct state-mandated inspections of all building exterior elevated elements, which include balconies, decks, landings, stairways, walkways, guardrails and handrails.

The inspector may require access to some balconies from inside certain units. Click the orange buttons below to see if and when your building is scheduled. United Mutual buildings are scheduled for November-December 2022 and January and March 2023. Third Mutual buildings are scheduled for February 2023.

Landscaping Services

VMS Landscaping Services Department Director Kurt Wiemann and his staff of 143 provide landscape services for 12,736 manors as well as all clubhouses, gates, the Aliso and West Creeks, and the Equestrian Center. Click here to read Landscaping Services FAQs to find answers to schedules to herbicide and edging to planting and more.

Here’s a snapshot of day-to-day tasking:

  • Communicate schedules for various landscape maintenance activities for each mutual.
  • Provide periodic mowing and edging of turf, based on seasonal needs.
  • Provide periodic pruning of shrubs and trees in planters and on slopes in common areas.
  • Fertilize turf and shrub areas.
  • Manage pests through integrated pest management techniques and the application of the least toxic materials available to control insects, weeds, diseases and rodents.
  • Address trees, shrubs, or other plant materials that are not performing well. Remove and replace trees and shrubs as needed.
  • Schedule and maintain irrigation systems to provide sufficient moisture for plant health; reduce water waste; and meet state and/or local water conservation mandates.
  • Collect and process green waste into mulch or compost for use in common area landscape.
  • Removal of debris from walkways is provided with the cyclic mowing and landscape maintenance programs.

For questions about Landscaping Services, please call Resident Services at 949-597-4600 or email

To see the schedule for various landscape maintenance acitivites for each Mutual on the Village website click here.