Wildwood Garden Shoppe & Nursery is pleased to announce the creation of the Yard of the Month program to recognize homeowners who demonstrate superior effort in maintaining their property, and as a result, positively contribute to the overall appearance and wellbeing of our community.
The program will award monthly winners during the months of May through September. Each winner will receive special recognition on our website, a $75 gift card to Wildwood Garden Shoppe & Nursery, and the honor of displaying the official “Yard of the Month” lawn-sign in their yard that identifies their property as the Yard of the Month winner.
If you would like to make a nomination or have any questions about this program, please contact Veronica at (850) 797-3678 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Guidelines & Criteria
Who is Eligible?
All Okaloosa residents are eligible to participate.
How Can I Make a Nomination??
Nominations will come from the local community using the judging criteria below to gather the top 5, once the top 5 have been selected from social media, the top 5 will be judged by Wildwood Garden staff and a winner will be selected. To nominate a yard, fill out the form above and send a photo of the property to email@example.com for consideration.
What is the judging criteria?
Lawn & Garden Awards (May through September):
Yard of the Month candidates for landscaping are judged solely on the exterior appearance of their property as viewed from the street. Yards will be judged on neatness, landscaping, and color. Overall appearance and factors include, but are not limited to, tidiness and neatness of the front and side yards, pruned and trimmed trees and shrubs, edged and defined lawns, borders and flower beds, and a visually appealing façade.
Lawn: Healthy grass with no bare spots or excessive weeds. Grass shall be mowed and edged, and grass around foundations and fences shall be trimmed.
Landscape and Flower Beds: Beds weeded, mulched and edged. Trees and shrubs pruned. Efforts made to improve upon builder landscaping, including the inclusion of color and the installation of new flowers, trees, and shrubs.
Walkways and Driveways: Walkways and driveways shall be clean. Walkways, driveways and curbs shall be edged and free of debris and dirt. Use of accent and safety lighting for an improved evening appearance.
Aesthetics: The use of originality and creativity to create an inviting front entryway and a positive overall look to the landscaping and curb appeal. Formal or informal, use of color and textures, garden art, hanging baskets and pots.
What does the Yard of the Month winner get?
Each monthly winner will receive special recognition on our website, a $75 gift card to Wildwood Garden Shoppe & Nursery, and the honor of displaying the official “Yard of the Month” lawn-sign in their yard that identifies their property as the Yard of the Month winner. During their reign as Yard of the Month, winners are expected to maintain their yard in the same manner that allowed them to win.
When are submissions due?
All nominations are due in by the eighth day of the month.
How long does the duration of the award last?
The award term lasts for one month – Awards are given on the 15th day until the next month is awarded to a new recipient on the 15th.
Can a property receive more than one award in the same rolling 12 month calendar?
No, the same property cannot receive more than one award in the same rolling 12 month calendar.
Can I nominate someone who has their yard professionally maintained?
Yes, properties may be personally or professionally maintained.
Can I nominate my own yard?
Yes, you may nominate your own property.
Nominate a Yard
Please refer to the Guidelines & Criteria before submitting your nomination. In addition to the form below, please submit a photo of the home you are nominating and email to firstname.lastname@example.org, submissions without a photo will not be considered.