Summer Fun in White Oak

The White Oak Community Recreation Center is under one mile from all of our White Oak Apartment communities and it’s full of fun this summer.  

They’re kicking off the season with a White Oak Day on June 2, 2018. This free event runs from Noon – 4PM and features sports challenges, music, food, and bounce houses. There will also be demos by Halau Nohona Hawaii, Chinese Folk Dancers, and more. The event is sponsored by Montgomery County Recreation. Call 240-777-6940 for more info. 

There are also several summer camps happening this summer at the White Oak Rec Center

Princesses and Superheroes ages 4-8 can attend camp for the week of June 25 – 29, 2018. Summer Fun Camp is held July 2 – August 10, 2018, for ages 6 – 13. 55+ Acrylic Painting happens every Monday from 1PM – 2PM, and there are Pickleball Leagues for those 18 and over. 

 

Our communities offer swimming pools, tennis courts, tot lots, and picnic areas. The White Oak Recreation Center enhances these amenities and our neighborhood with their basketball court, multi-purpose field, and skate spot. 

The White Oak neighborhood of Silver Spring truly has something for everyone to enjoy this summer. Our apartments ensure you enjoy the area year-round. Schedule your visit at Montgomery Paint Branch, Yorkshire Apartment Homes, Montgomery White Oak, or Vista at White Oak today! 

 

 

The White Oak communities are professionally managed by Grady Management, Inc. Learn more about Grady Management on the official website or Facebook page. While all White Oak communities are located close to Silver Spring, they each provide their own unique and quality apartment features and community amenities to fit the specific needs of the resident and provide the best of the best in apartment living.

Balcony Gardening for Apartment Living

Living in a rental apartment doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice the joys of growing your own vegetables this summer. Several floorplans at The White Oak Apartment communities offer balconies or patios – perfect for container gardening.

Plants that grow exceptionally well include tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, and radishes. Any type of pot will do depending on your decorating style. Clay, ceramic, or plastic all work, but be sure that it has proper drainage at the bottom. There should be drain holes on the side of the containers about one half of an inch from the bottom. 

Synthetic soils can help your garden grow. Materials such as wood chips, peat moss, and sawdust are best suited for container plants. Add some gravel to the bottom of the pot before adding the soil to ensure proper drainage as you want to be sure not to run water on to the patio or balcony below, per lease agreements.

Consistent watering is key for a bountiful harvest. Plants should be watered every day, either from you or rain. Pick vegetables when they’re the ripest. They will be even more delicious because you grew them yourself! 

Our White Oak Apartments in Silver Spring offer several apartments with patios and balconies perfect for creating your own vegetable container gardens and relaxing while watching them grow. Keep in mind that digging in common lawn areas at the communities needs prior written landlord approval. The Vista at White Oak, Yorkshire Apartments, Montgomery White Oak, and Montgomery Paint Branch are ready for you and your green thumb!

 

The White Oak communities are professionally managed by Grady Management, Inc. Learn more about Grady Management on the official website or Facebook page. While all White Oak communities are located close to Silver Spring, they each provide their own unique and quality apartment features and community amenities to fit the specific needs of the resident and provide the best of the best in apartment living.

Live the Park Life at White Oak Communities

It’s time to take advantage of living at the White Oak Communities with its easy access to the Montgomery County Park System

Located under 2 miles from the White Oak Communities is the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreational Park. This 95-acre park offers indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, ball fields, picnic areas, walking trails, open spaces and a lake. The park also features a dog park, perfect for the pet-friendly communities Montgomery Paint Branch, Montgomery White Oak and Vista at White Oak

 

Also nearby is the White Oak Community Center, just over a half of a mile away from Yorkshire Apartment Homes. The community center offers planned events, classes for all ages, activities and programs. The outdoor facilities include a sports field, basketball court, tot lots and skateboard ramps. 

The community center also features the Club Adventure program, which offers sports, games, arts, and crafts from 3-6PM Monday through Friday for grades K – 5.

The garden apartments available for rent in Silver Spring at White Oak Communities feature lush lawns and mature trees. As the weather warms it’s a great opportunity to get outside and take advantage of our amazing community.

10 Tips to Get Your Apartment Ready for Spring

It’s that time of year again to clear out the cobwebs and let in the fresh air. Here are some tips to help get ready for spring in your apartment at White Oak Communities.

  1. Put away your winter bedding and replace with lighter covers. Animal shelters love donations of blankets and sheets.
  2. Vacuum and flip your mattress. If you have a pillowtop, rotate it 180 degrees. Bed
  3. While putting away winter clothing, donate items that are no longer needed. Purple Heart will come pick up your donations to make the process even easier.
  4. Organize your junk drawer by removing all items and determining if they’re still useful. Replace items into organizing trays to keep neat.
  5. Remove all items from your pantry, refrigerator, and cabinets and toss any expired food. Clean shelves and replace items grouping similar foods together.
  6. Vinegar is the best solution for cleaning a microwave. Learn how here.
  7. Organize seasonal items in see-through containers so they’re easily identifiable when needed.
  8. Bring in the outdoors with these plants perfect for apartment living. 
  9. Here are tips for cleaning windows and letting in all of the sunshine.
  10. Clear off decks and patios of any debris and sweep. Clean and organize furniture for a pleasant view when you come home.

As always, if you need assistance with anything, please let us know. It’s a great time of year to start fresh!