Lazybrook News

from the Lazybrook Civic Club

Yard of the Month is back!

by Carmen Millet, Yard of the Month - March 20th, 2014.
Filed under: Yard of the Month.

It’s Back!

By popular demand, the Lazybrook Civic Club has re-launched the “Yard of the Month” program! The purpose of the program is to recognize Lazybrook neighbors who demonstrate above-average efforts in maintaining their property and contributing to the overall appearance of our community.

The program will run from January through November. The annual neighborhood holiday decorating winners will take the place of a December “Yard of the Month” winner. Winners will receive a “Lazybrook Civic Club Yard of the Month” lawn sign that will be placed on their property for the duration of their award month.

The Lazybrook CC encourages all neighbors to join the efforts of these homeowners in keeping their yards and homes beautiful!

Yard of the Month Guidelines

  • All current Lazybrook properties and homeowners are automatically eligible to win.
  • Award winners are selected based on the recommended selection criteria listed below.
  • The upkeep of the yard can reflect the efforts of the residents themselves or that of a professional landscaper or groundskeeper.
  • Neighbors may only win Yard of the Month one time a year. At least 12 months must elapse between awards for the same yard.
  • Winners may be disqualified if their property is in violation of any HOA covenants or city regulations at any time during the month in which they win “Yard of the Month”.
  • Neighbors may nominate their neighbors for this honor. You can nominate your neighbors by emailing the “Yard of the Month” chairman listed on the front of the newsletter.
  • A Yard of the Month sign will be placed in the winning yard.
  • Should a homeowner decline to participate upon notification of winning, the second place house will become “Yard of the Month”.
  • While a neighbor’s home is being recognized as a “Yard of the Month,” they are expected to maintain their yard in the same manner that allowed them to win the honor.

Suggested Criteria to Win Yard of the Month

  • Lawn: mowed, trimmed and weed free
  • Edging: driveway, walks, curbs
  • Shrubs, Bushes, and Trees: healthy, neatly pruned, in proportion/scale with home
  • Pleasant appearance that makes the property an asset to the neighborhood (no unsightly debris, broken gutters, etc.)
  • Color (green grass, colorful living plants, mulch, other landscape design material, etc…)
  • Overall look of landscaping: inviting look of front entryway (hanging baskets, pots, cleanliness etc.) Originality/creativity (any special touches of the owner i.e., yard art, bird feeders, etc.)
If you would like to nominate a yard for “Yard of the Month,” send your nomination to me at yard@lazybrook.org or submit via Contact form.
Thank you to all who have submitted nominations.

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