∞∞∞ BEAUTIFICATION COMMITTEE ∞∞∞ Yard of the Month Winners

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The 'Yard of the Month' recognitions have been established to promote goodwill and reward exemplary lawn care in the community. The purpose of the program is to recognize neighbors who demonstrate above-average efforts in maintaining their property, thereby contributing to the overall appearance of the community at large. This is a great award and the program is administered entirely by volunteers. 


Our program is a 10-month program (March through December)... and in December we include holiday decorations as part of this program. Each month a 'Yard of the Month' sign is planted in the winner's lawn for the whole community to see and enjoy. A picture and address is listed in the newsletter and color photo with address here on the site, below.


Should you wish to have the Beautification Committee recognize a home in your immediate area, please send your recommendations and/or inquiries to the Committee Chair, Susan Szota, at sszota@me.com.


Note: Newsletter posts previous month's winners. So August winners would post in September.

 March Gardening

by Buchanan's Native Plants* 


  • Mow lawn to help eliminate weeds. Keep weeds cut back to prevent flowering and re-seeding. Fill bare patches with St. Augustine sod. Apply lawn food after three mowings. At this time the grass will be actively growing and it is a good time to apply Micro Life or other lawn fertilizer.
  • Prune or plant roses. Now is the time to begin applying rose food on a monthly basis. Use Rose Glo, an organic fertilizer we keep in stock.
  • Plant tomatoes by the middle of the month for a spring harvest. Plant peppers, okra, cucumbers, eggplant, climbing spinach and more. Use Cottonseed Meal or a liquid organic fertilizer like John’s Recipe by Ladybug for an abundant and healthy harvest.
  • Start seeds or set out plants for spring flowers and herbs. Plant now and get established before heat sets in. Good herbs to plant include basil, dill, chives, cilantro, fennel, oregano, mint and parsley. (Come on in and see our wide selection). Use a dilute solution of John’s Recipe to improve vigor.
  • Plant fruit trees, shade trees, and ornamental trees. Be sure to apply mulch around the root zone to keep moist and avoid weeds. Make sure trees are watered regularly during first few years of growth, while tree is getting established. Add mycorrhizae to planting hole to also aid establishment of the tree. Use Super Thrive or Root Stimulator every few weeks for the first three months after planting.
  • Plant shrubs such as roses and azaleas. Use Super Thrive or Root Stimulator every two weeks for the first few months after planting.
  • Feed Hibiscus, Bougainvillea, Plumeria, with Nutri Star. This will help plants to put out new lush growth and plenty of blooms.
  • Prune trees and shrubs while dormant. If you need assistance with the proper way to prune your crepe myrtles, let us know~!!! Don’t butcher the poor things. Prune spring-flowering shrubs such as azaleas, spireas, and redbuds after they’ve bloomed. Feed with Nutri Star or Micro-life, once after they bloom and then again in June.
  • Apply dormant oil to smother insects before they become a problem. Apply to hollies, magnolias, and camellias for scale. Release Lady Bugs to control insects like aphids and whitefly.
  • In mid-March, move houseplants outside into shade and repot if necessary. Feed with Nutri Star or a liquid organic fertilizer like John’s Recipe by Ladybug.
  • Plant color annuals such as marigolds, fuchsias, petunias, osteospermum, perilla, bachelor buttons, coleus, forget-me-nots, dusty millers, annual phlox, geraniums, impatiens, begonias and more!
  • Plant Sun Perennials Shasta daisy, rudbeckia, gaillardia, verbena, coreopsis, lantana, perennial salvias, bee balm, porterweed, mist flower, jatropha, skullcap are some of the many we offer.
  • Plant colorful Shade Perennials like firespike, shrimp plant, Persian shield, leopard plant, cat whiskers, ruellias, turk’s cap, sweet potato vine, creeping jenny, and many more!
  • Spread a fresh layer of mulch around trees, shrubs, and beds to protect roots, retain moisture, and prevent weeds.
  • Clean birdbaths and feeders. Keep feeders full!! Birds are hungry.  We sell feeder cleaning supplies in the bungalow.
  • Put out hummingbird feeders. We are expecting our first sighting any day now! To keep birds at your feeder, maintain a fresh nectar supply, and empty and wash the feeder each time you refill. Hummingbirds remember where they find a reliable food source –so if your yard is one of them, they’ll often return year after year.


*All gardening sites are chosen at random

Yard of the Month Winners - DECember 2019

15210 Dawn Meadows Drive

15210 Dawn Meadows Drive

15210 Dawn Meadows Drive

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15403 Dawnbrook Drive

15210 Dawn Meadows Drive

15210 Dawn Meadows Drive

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15723 TC Jester Blvd

15723 TC Jester Blvd

15723 TC Jester Blvd

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3403 Blakewood Court

15723 TC Jester Blvd

15723 TC Jester Blvd

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Yard of the Month Winners - November 2019

3214 Mission Grove

3214 Mission Grove

3214 Mission Grove

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15811 Autumn Brook

3214 Mission Grove

3214 Mission Grove

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15511 Fawn Villa

3214 Mission Grove

15119 Lantern Creek

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15119 Lantern Creek

15119 Lantern Creek

15119 Lantern Creek

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15507 Terrace Oaks

15119 Lantern Creek

15507 Terrace Oaks

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Yard of the Month Winners - October 2019

15406 Beecham Drive

3222 Mission Grove Drive

3303 Pebble Trace Drive

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3303 Pebble Trace Drive

3222 Mission Grove Drive

3303 Pebble Trace Drive

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3222 Mission Grove Drive

3222 Mission Grove Drive

3222 Mission Grove Drive

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3507 Aspen Bend Drive

3507 Aspen Bend Drive

3222 Mission Grove Drive

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4227 Canterwood Drive

3507 Aspen Bend Drive

4227 Canterwood Drive

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Yard of the Month Winners - September 2019

15007 Walters Road

15318 Climbing Branch Drive

15318 Climbing Branch Drive

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15318 Climbing Branch Drive

15318 Climbing Branch Drive

15318 Climbing Branch Drive

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15507 Banty Falls Court

15318 Climbing Branch Drive

15507 Banty Falls Court

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15515 Rana Court

3614 Sierra Pines Drive

15507 Banty Falls Court

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3614 Sierra Pines Drive

3614 Sierra Pines Drive

3614 Sierra Pines Drive

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Yard of the Month Winners - August 2019

15615 Pebble Bend Drive

15726 Misty Hollow Drive

15726 Misty Hollow Drive

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15726 Misty Hollow Drive

15726 Misty Hollow Drive

15726 Misty Hollow Drive

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3102 Iron Crown Court

15726 Misty Hollow Drive

3102 Iron Crown Court

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3506 Woodbriar Drive

3506 Woodbriar Drive

3102 Iron Crown Court

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3602 Shanemoss Court

3506 Woodbriar Drive

3602 Shanemoss Court

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Yard of the Month Winners - July 2019

15122 Walters Road

15222 Climbing Branch Drive

15222 Climbing Branch Drive

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15222 Climbing Branch Drive

15222 Climbing Branch Drive

15222 Climbing Branch Drive

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15611 Banty Falls Drive

15222 Climbing Branch Drive

15611 Banty Falls Drive

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15810 Pebble Bend Drive

15810 Pebble Bend Drive

15611 Banty Falls Drive

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4233 Brightwood Circle

15810 Pebble Bend Drive

4233 Brightwood Circle

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Yard of the Month Winners - June 2019

15214 Climbing Branch Drive

15214 Climbing Branch Drive

15214 Climbing Branch Drive

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15619 Pebble Bend Drive

15214 Climbing Branch Drive

15214 Climbing Branch Drive

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3219 Ivy Falls Drive

15214 Climbing Branch Drive

3219 Ivy Falls Drive

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3611 Brimwood Drive

4206 Teriwood Circle

3219 Ivy Falls Drive

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4206 Teriwood Circle

4206 Teriwood Circle

4206 Teriwood Circle

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Yard of the Month Winners - May 2019

15026 Walters Road

3322 Woodbriar Drive

15330 Beecham Drive

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15330 Beecham Drive

3322 Woodbriar Drive

15330 Beecham Drive

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3322 Woodbriar Drive

3322 Woodbriar Drive

3511 Creekbriar Drive

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3511 Creekbriar Drive

3511 Creekbriar Drive

3511 Creekbriar Drive

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4203 Bayglen Court

3511 Creekbriar Drive

4203 Bayglen Court

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Yard of the Month Winners - April 2019

15126 Walters Rd

15923 Pebble Bend

15923 Pebble Bend

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15923 Pebble Bend

15923 Pebble Bend

15923 Pebble Bend

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3006 Grand Noble

15923 Pebble Bend

3503 Woodbriar Dr

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3503 Woodbriar Dr

3503 Woodbriar Dr

3503 Woodbriar Dr

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4215 Brightwood

3503 Woodbriar Dr

4215 Brightwood

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Yard of the Month Winners - March 2019

15310 Walters Rd

16019 Pebble Bend

15310 Walters Rd

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15802 Dawnbrook

16019 Pebble Bend

15310 Walters Rd

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16019 Pebble Bend

16019 Pebble Bend

16019 Pebble Bend

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3006 Baywood Park

3006 Baywood Park

16019 Pebble Bend

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4202 Brightwood

3006 Baywood Park

4202 Brightwood

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