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Yard of the Month – August 2011

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

The July award for the yard of the month is Fritzy Dean and her husband, Russell Sullivan, of 8319 W. T.C. Jester . After moving in, Fritzy and Russell cut down a large tree in the front yard that was dying and left the stump, thinking that they would be able to landscape around it. Eventually they removed the stump and established a garden island in the yard with flowering shrubs.

Yard of the Month – July 2011

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

The July award for the yard of the month is Rose and Ed Stone of 1807 Salford. Their lovely home has great curb appeal. Two large staghorn ferns frame a big oak tree with a smiling face sculpture on the trunk. (Ed recently divided the Texas-bred staghorn ferns into ten separate plants.)

Yard of the Month – June 2011

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

The June award for the yard of the month is the home of Marc and Melissa Cougle of 2110 Millwood. The Cougle’s bought their home in October 2009 and spent the better part of a year remodeling the house.

Yard of the Month – May 2011

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

Congratulations go to Jim and Mary Gorab at 2102 Millwood for receiving May Yard of the month. Jim stated he spends many afternoons working on the yard to keep it beautiful for our main road through Lazybrook on Millwood.

Yard of the Month – April 2011

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

For the month of April 2011 Lazybrook had many yards from which to select the yard of the month. Many yards were filled with beautiful color. We selected the home of Tom and Nancy Duncan at 2023 Willowmoss Court.

Yard of the Month – March 2011

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

As we drove all around the Lazybrook subdivision on the last days of February looking for the “yard of the month” for March, we finally came back to our own street and selected our next door neighbors, Duane and Betty Davis’ yard.

Yard of the Month – February 2011

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

The yard of the month for February 2011 is at 1823 Mill Creek and is home for the past eight years to Bobby Orsak and Kristen Ruth. The landscaping was installed in 2010 by Lawn Masters of Houston, a local landscaping firm.

Yard of the Month – January 2011

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

We selected the home of Kenny and Sheryl Michalak at 1823 Crystal Court for yard of the month for January 2011. They have lived in this house for 30 years and Kenny lived next door with his parents 19 years before that for a total of 49 years in Lazybrook.

Yard of the Month – December 2010

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

2342 BrookmereThe home of Jaime and Nina Cotero at 2342 Brookmere is the December yard of the month in Lazybrook. This yard is next door to last month’s “Yard of the Month” and this month we have another new house which was built and first occupied in 2002.

Yard of the Month – November 2010

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

For November, we selected the home of Betty Allen at 2338 Brookmere for “yard of the month.” Betty has lived at this address since 1990 but because of foundation problems with the original house, she and her former husband decided to tear down the house and divide the property into two lots.

Yard of the Month – October 2010

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

The yard of Pat Lero at 2314 Brooktree is the yard of the month for October 2010. Pat and her husband bought the house in 1986 so she has lived on Brookmere in Lazybrook for 24 years.

Yard of the Month – September 2010

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

We have observed the house at 2218 Brooktree since late 2007 when the house went into foreclosure. At that time the house and the landscape was a disaster. The front sidewalk was gone and the indention where it used to be was filled with dead sod. Whatever plants were there were overgrown or dead.

Yard of the Month – August 2010

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

We selected the yard at 1830 Seamist Court as yard of the month for August. This month’s yard of the month is owned by Nancy Piwonka who has updated the exterior of the house as well as the landscape.

Yard of the Month – July 2010

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Melodie has lived at 1706 Haverhill since 2003 when she bought the house. The house and yard were in original condition and Melodie immediately set out to update the interior of the house and put in some landscaping.

Yard of the Month – June 2010

Monday, June 21st, 2010

For June we were hoping to find a yard with a beautiful Crepe Myrtle. When we drove by this lovely yard we saw two large beautifully shaped Crepe Myrtles. The Crepe Myrtle on the right front corner of the Hopson’s yard is a pale pink and is surrounded by a triangular bed with curved corners.