September 2019 Yard of the Month is 508 Hambrick Drive
September YOM goes to Laura and Thomas Pearl at 508 Hambrick. They moved into their house a week before the June storm and lost a huge tree in the front yard during that storm. They quickly went to work moving things around that had once been in shade and adding things that would do well in what became a full sun yard. In just under three months the front yard has become well-established and looks like it has been there for years. Plants, trees and shrubs include Vitex, Mimosa, Scaevola, Lantana, Turks Cap, Salvia, Abelia, Hummingbird plant, Portulaca, Skullcap, Rosemary, Drift Roses, Ornamental Onion, Weeping Willow, Nandina, October Glory Maple, Crape Myrtles, Althea, Pentas, Catmint, Loropetalum, Texas Mountain Laurel, Oregano, Artemisia, and Yucca. Congratulations to Laura and Thomas – enjoy your $50 gift card from Northaven Gardens!
2019 Yard of the Month Guidelines by Suzy Renz
Yard of the Month
Old Lake Highlands Neighborhood Association seeks to improve the overall appearance of our community by encouraging neighborhood beautification. The Yard of the Month program recognizes homeowners who add beauty to our neighborhood with the landscaping and maintenance of their yards.
The winning Yard of the Month will be provided with a decorative yard sign for display in their yard and a $50.00 gift certificate provided by North Haven Gardens. An announcement and picture will be posted on the Old Lake Highlands website, Facebook site, and Next Door. We want to thank North Haven Gardens for their sponsorship of our Yard of the Month program and their generous contribution of gift certificates to the winners.
Judging will be based on ‘curb appeal’ considering front and side yards only as viewed from the street.
Judging criteria include: overall appearance and appeal, well-maintained yard, originality and creativity of landscaping, use of color and/or texture, and use of waterwise and native plants. We also look for the use of decomposed granite, flagstone, groundcover, etc. in place of cement and lawn grass. The committee also notices if neighbors are adhering to City of Dallas watering restrictions.
The same property cannot receive the Yard of the Month award twice within 24 months.
Judging will be done by the Yard of the Month committee of OLHNA. The current month’s winner may accompany the committee to judge the following month’s winner.
Yard of the Month is an OLHNA program that is sponsored by North Haven Nursery. Each month the committee members of this program, will locate the best looking yard in the neighborhood. If your house is selected, you will be given a Yard Of the Month sign and a gift certificate to North Haven. All the more reason to keep your yard looking great! Please send your nominations to email@example.com