July 2019 Yard of the Month is 463 Parkhurst Drive
Kathy and Joe Macken have lived at 463 Parkhurst for seven years. They asked a local landscape architect to draw up a plan for the yard and they did the rest! They had the raised beds in front rebuilt, brought in many yards of dirt to fill the front beds, and sourced and planted all the perennials. The final touches were the three pots anchored in front of the picture window. The sidewalk entry is flanked by 9,000 little shoots of dwarf mondo grass they planted by hand!
Plants in their garden include Variegated Aralia, Crape Myrtles in the parkway, Holly Fern, Aucuba, Sweet Flag, Crinum Lily, two beautiful Live Oaks, Utopia Yew, Japanese Maples, Acanthus, Mexican Feather Grass, Sunshine Legustrum, Nandina, and an old Sweet Gum tree.
They will enjoy a $50 gift card to Northaven Gardens for their hard work. Congratulations Kathy & Joe!
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