PEHA Yard of the Month Program

Current Winners  

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May 2017 winner: Craig & Nancy Brooks, 3912 Jefferson Cir.

 

May 2017 winner: Keith & Barbara Walz, 3909 Jamestown Pl.


Calloway's is our Yard-of-the-Month Sponsor

 

THANK YOU, Calloway's


Previous Winners  

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August 2015 winner: Larry & Jamie Baer of 3804 Wyeth Drive

 

Congratulations to Larry & Jamie Baer of 3804 Wyeth Drive for winning the August 2015 Yard-of-the-Month award. When you pass the Baer home in the evening, the landscape lighting further enhances the beauty.

 

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July 2015 winner: Tom & Candace Kissell of 3904 Jefferson Circle

 

Congratulations to Tom & Candace Kissell for winning the July 2015 Yard-of-the-Month award.

 

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June 2015 winner: Tony & Catherine Smith of 3900 Wyeth Dr.

 

Congratulations to Tony & Catherine Smith for winning the June 2015 Yard-of-the-Month award.

 

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May 2015 winner: Vincent & Lisa Ellis of 3925 Salem Court

 

Congratulations to the Ellis family for winning the May 2015 Yard-of-the-Month award.

Their well manicured shrubs mixed with a variety of color made them a sure winner.

 

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October 2014 winner: Bill & Stella Strange of 3824 Whiffletree Court

 

Congratulations to Bill & Stella Strange of 3824 Whiffletree Court for being selected as the October Yard-of-the-Month winner.

Favorite plant: We really do not have a favorite plant. We do enjoy color, so we generally choose from seasonal foliage and that determines the layout of the yard.

Secrets to maintaining a great landscape: $75 every four weeks for pruning, $25 per week for lawn maintenance, and $2,000 to $3,000 cash outlay every six months or so to re-do something. (joke)

What to avoid when landscaping: We have learned to balance between green foliage and color; For us, too much of one or the other seems to take away from the look we try to achieve.

 

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September 2014 winner: Catherine & Tony Smith of 3900 Wyeth Drive..

 

Congratulations to Catherine and Tony Smith of 3900 Wyeth Drive for being selected as the September Yard-of-the-Month winner.

Favorite plant: I really don't have one favorite plant. I like any and all evergreen shrubs that provide beauty and value to your home.

Secrets to maintaining a great landscape: A great landscape includes evergreens and hedges. They bring year round stability to a landscape throughout all four seasons. Broad leaved evergreens can have beautiful flowers and unusual leaves. For example, Azaleas are at their most colorful in spring but have attractive foliage in summer. I love hedges because they can help define areas of the landscape; as well as provide privacy and control wind and noise. Small hedges are perfect for areas within the landscape that need some definition and shape. Large shrubs can help create hedge walls around the perimeter of the yard or to screen an unwanted sight.

What to avoid when landscaping: Protect your home's foundation by not planting trees and shrubs that will grow too big. It's easy to select plants that will grow to the sizes you desire. This saves valuable time by avoiding unnecessary pruning tasks. It also helps to eliminate expensive foundation repairs.

 

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August 2014 winner: Nancy & Craig Brooks of 3912 Jefferson Circle.

 

Congratulations to Nancy and Craig Brooks of 3912 Jefferson Circle for being selected as the August Yard-of-the-Month winner.

My favorite plant in the summer are caladium's because you can plant bulbs and get a lot of bang for your buck. My favorite all time is the hydrangea. We have a yard with full sun but in the really hot afternoon sun, my hydrangea's are shaded by my house.

This year I planted a bunch of pots with succulents by my pool. Between purple fountain grass, esperanza, feather grass, and the succulents, my backyard looks really good with low water plantings.

We try not to use a bunch of insecticide on the yard but that can kind of backfire on you sometime. We have some problems with our grass this year because of that.

My bug man gave me a great tip years ago that I forgot to do this year and have lost some of my grass because of it! He told me to put a cup of dry Tide in every batch of fertilizer and mix, then use spreader to distribute. This is done in the Spring and it will help keep your yard free from grub worms.

 

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July 2014 winner: Pete & Kathy Quigney of 3809 Appomattox Cir.

 

Congratulations to Pete & Kathy Quigney of 3809 Appomattox Circle for being selected as the July Yard-of-the-Month winner.

Our favorite plant is the hibiscus.

Our "secret" for a good landscape is giving daily attention, applying fertilizer and plant food as recommended and hand watering during the summer months.

As far as avoiding things, be careful not to over fertilize the lawn.

 

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June 2014 winner: Larry & Gail Booth of 3816 Manchester Circle

 

Congratulations to Larry & Gail Booth of 3816 Manchester Circle for being selected as the June Yard-of-the-Month winner.

Our favorite plant is our Japanese maple. We planted it when we first bought our home in 1985 and it as always been our favorite.

Our "secret" for a good landscape is Brian Mason. His landscape company has been mowing and clipping our yard and plants for several years and they always do it right.

As far as avoiding things, I would have to say avoiding bunnies eating away at our new growth plants each year. We use spray repellant that seems to train them to eat elsewhere but it's not 100%.

We were very surprised to learn of being the yard of the month. But we will enjoy our gift certificate from Calloway's.​

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May 2014 winner: Les & Cheryl Baxter of 3809 Nantucket Drive

 

Congratulations to Les & Cheryl Baxter of 3809 Nantucket Drive for being selected as the May Yard-of-the-Month winner.

Favorite plant or flower: ​Les and I both like Pentas because they are always blooming in the hot summer months. We also like Esperanza (Yellow Bells) for several reasons. The main reason is because it is a Perennial and even came back after our hard, cold winter last year and it also has showy yellow blooms. Hibiscus and Plumbago are two ​other favorites.

Tips for maintaining a great looking yard. ​ My husband really likes yard work and spends twice a week mowing and edging. Now that we are on water restrictions, he does have to do some hand watering. Don't let the yard work get ahead of you. ​

The one thing to avoid when maintaining your landscape. ​ Les does not let the grass grow too tall before cutting it because he doesn't want to cut too much off at one time. ​