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Aug 04

How can you become a Yard of the Month winner?

Posted on August 4, 2016 at 9:58 AM by Katie Stamy

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Planting some flowers and regularly mowing your lawn will not get you a Yard of the Month award on its own. Creativity, functionality, and suitability are assessed as well, and award-winning landscapes complement the structure

while showing originality. 

Judging takes place from April to October with particular criteria that qualify a home or business for an award. Yards are judged in 4 categories amounting to 100 points. The categories are project creativity, overall design, technical merit, and planting. 

The landscape should include a variety of plant species, with a mixture of colors, forms, and textures. Judges want to see that the right plants are in the right location so that the least amount of water needs

to be used.

JuneRYOM_thumb.jpgThey appreciate those who take environmental responsibility into account. It is also important that the landscaping does not interfere with foot traffic, or obscure motor vehicle traffic or signage. 

Extra planning could get your yard noticed by the judges and featured on the Webster social media pages and in the newsletter. Good luck!