We have two First-Time events this month. This is the first time that we have had two nominees right across the street from each other and one of them is a first-time nominee and Yard of the Month winner! Taking First Place for April, 2014 are Bill and Emily Graham of 8517 Wheeling. Their yard just pops with the contrast of the bright pink cherry tree blooms against the rich green lawn.
Finishing second are John Owens and Lucille Krissel of 2642 Iman . They are the new kids on the Yard of the Month block. The judges were impressed with their lawn restoration; Fall seeding really paid off and the continued cool wet weather is just what it likes.
In third are Graham and Alice Kennedy of 8516 Wheeling. Their home always has a neat manicured look, no matter what the season. This is the thirteenth time that the Kennedys have placed in the finals in the last two years, having placed first in June of 2012.
Congratulations to each of the homeowners for the consistent quality care they give to their homes and yards and thanks to Larry Deckard and Jamie Visocan who assisted me on the judging panel.