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.
The yard was landscaped last February by a company called Landstar which Kenny also uses for landscaping at his business. The landscape design includes curved raised beds on each side of the sidewalk. The beds are bordered with three layers of moss rock. They have planted Nandina, Indian Hawthorne and a bold display of colorful Petunias, Snapdragons and Alyssum. This same combination of colorful Petunias, Snapdragons and Alyssum is repeated in the planter box across the right hand side of the house.
Two large Sago palms are featured in the center of the bed on each side of the yard. To the far right a large Post Oak tree at the corner of the house is surrounded by the same moss rock border and the same colorful combination of Pansies, Snapdragons and Alyssum.
Along the house and also in front of the planter box, the landscaper has created an area covered with River rock which protects the foundation and provides good drainage.