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November Yard of the Month

1st Place - 2504 Coxindale

1st Place – 2504 Coxindale

Yard of the month for November is awarded to Carl and Karen Titka of 2504 Coxindale. This is the first time the Titkas have placed in the finals, not to mention coming in first.  The bright new paint in a cheery Fall yellow is anchored by a colorful leaf wreath on the door. The tidy appearance of the lawn and landscape make this yard a delight to see.

Finishing  second by unanimous vote are Sandra and Richard Yarnall of  8613  

2nd Place - 8613 Averell
2nd Place – 8613 Averell

Averell Court.  This is their fourth time finishing in the  finals, having achieved first place in August 2011.

In third are Ed and Jeanne Burtoft at 2704 Coxindale.  This is the second time the Burtofts have joined the top three.  The lawn is a lush green carpet bordered by nicely pruned shrubs.

3rd Place - 2704 Coxindale

3rd Place – 2704 Coxindale

Congratulations to each of the homeowners and thanks to  Jamie Visocan and Larry Deckard who assisted me on the judging panel.

For December, Yard of the Month will be awarded to the home with the best decorations.  So bring it on–lights, wreaths, swags, greenery, … you get the idea.  Several homes have started already.  But we won’t judge until Sunday, December 22, 2013, so you’ve got until then.  Happy Holiday decorating!

October Yard of the Month

1st Place - 2816 Coxindale

1st Place – 2816 Coxindale

Harrell and Susan Queen of 2816 Coxindale finished first and are our October Yard of the Month. This is the 7th time the Queens have placed in the finals.  They finished second in November of 2012,  second in June and July and 3rd in August and September. It seems that their yard always looks perfectly maintained and the flush of the encore azaleas added that needed extra dash of color.

2nd Place - 8508 Wheeling

2nd Place – 8508 Wheeling

Finishing a very close second are Bryan and Kristen Maness of 8508 Wheeling.  This is their second time placing in the top three and their yard could easily get recognition for most improved.  All their work last year in putting down zoysia sod has paid of with a lush carpet of lawn that invites one to nestle into the chairs under the shade of the oaks and pines.

Finishing third are Ed and Jeanne Burtoft at 2704 Coxindale.  This is a first time for the Burtofts to join are top three, but probably not the last.  The lawn is a lush green crapet punctuated by niclt pruned shrubs and colorful seasonal flowers.

3rd Place - 2704 Coxindale

3rd Place – 2704 Coxindale

Congratulations to each of the homeowners and thanks to  Jamie Visocan and Larry Deckard who served with me  on the judging panel.

August Yard of the Month

1st Place - 2640 Iman

1st Place – 2640 Iman

Yard of the Month for August is awarded to Charles and Robin Markham of 2640 Iman Drive.  Their yard is at its best in the peak of summer.  The Bermuda grass lawn is a lush green carpet and the orange and yellow lantana add vibrant color.  This is the second time the Markhams have placed first, having done so in September 2011.

 

2nd Place - 8508 Wheeling

2nd Place – 8508 Wheeling

Finishing a very close second are Bryan and Kristen Maness of 8508 Wheeling.  This is their first time placing in the top three and their yard could easily get recognition for most improved.  All their work last year in putting down zoysia sod has paid of with a lush carpet of lawn that invites one to nestle into the chairs under the shade of the oaks and pines. Look for more color this Fall to propel them into first…

 

Harrell and Susan Queen of 2816 Coxindale finished third. This is the fifth time the Queens have placed in the finals.  They finished second in November of 2012 and first in January of this year and second the last two months.  It seems that their yard always looks perfectly maintained.

2nd Place - 2816 Coxindale
3rd Place – 2816 Coxindale

Congratulations to each of the homeowners and thanks to  Jamie Visocan and Larry Deckard who served with me  on the judging panel.

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July Yard of the Month

Yard of the Month for June is awarded to Frederick

1st Place - 8501 Bluebill

1st Place – 8501 Bluebill

and Elizabeth Hull of 8501 Bluebill Court.  Their yard provides a cool retreat for those hot days of summer.  A standout are the colorful flowers that grace the front entry

Moving into second place are second are Harrell and Susan Queen of 2816 Coxindale.

2nd Place - 2816 Coxindale
2nd Place – 2816 Coxindale

This is the fourth time the Queens have placed in the finals.  They finished second in November of 2012 and first in January of this year and second last month.  It seems that their yard always looks perfectly maintained.

The Kennedys are again a contender, and one look makes it easy to see why they are always in the running.  One of Graham’s friends commented that “he thinks Graham combs the grass to be sure all the blades line up.”

2nd Place Tie Wheeling-8516
3rd Place – 8516 Wheeling

Congratulations to each of the homeowners and thanks to Jen Magee who has retired from the judging panel but will be helping in an advisory role.  Joining the Architectural committee is Jamie Garrett.  Please welcome her and thanks to Larry Deckard who served with me  on the judging panel.

June Yard of the Month

1st Place - 8501 Wheeling

1st Place – 8501 Wheeling

Yard of the Month for June is awarded to Mary Frances Warren of 8501 Wheeling.  Mary Frances is a first place winner for the first time and her yard is one to enjoy for months to come.  The freshly and generously planted summer seasonal flowers promise to be a riot of color this summer.

Moving into second place are second are Harrell and Susan Queen of 2816 Coxindale.

2nd Place - 2816 Coxindale

2nd Place – 2816 Coxindale

This is the third time the Queens have placed in the finals.  They finished second in November of 2012 and first in January of this year.  It seems that their yard always looks perfectly maintained.

The Kennedys are again a contender, and one look makes it easy to see why they are always in the running.  One of Graham’s friends commented that “he thinks Graham combs the grass to be sure all the blades line up.”

2nd Place Tie Wheeling-8516

3rd Place – 8516 Wheeling

Congratulations to each of the homeowners and thanks to Jen Magee and Larry Deckard who served with me  on the judging panel.

August Yard of the Month

1st Place – 2809 Coxindale

Yard of the Month for August is awarded to Bill and Donna Pappas of 2809 Coxindale Drive. This home could have won yard of the month several times over, but since Bill was a Board member, he was not eligible. He has now retired as he and Donna prepare to move to Florida.  So here is a thank you for making Alyson Pond a beautiful place to live by the example of your own home and for the work you did as Facilities co-chair.  Good Job!

Finishing second is the Yarnall home. Sandra’s colorful flowers immediately catch your eye and make this home a summer knockout.  The Yarnalls are no strangers to top honors having finished as first in August of last year.

2nd Place – 8616 Averell

Finishing third are Frederick and Elizabeth Hull of 8501 Bluebill.  A three-time runner up, their home shows what you can do during a hot summer when you have a shady environment.

3rdd Place – 8501 Bluebill

Congratulations to the homeowners and thanks to Larry Deckard, Jen Magee and Paul Martin  who served on the judging panel.

July Yard of the Month

1st Place – 8404 Waynesboro

Yard of the Month for July is awarded to Andrew and Jami Visocan of 8404 Waynesboro. The manicured shrubs, colorful flowers and vibrant green lawn make this a summer knockout. The Visocans are a second time first place winner, having won in May of last year.

Runner up for July are Frederick and Elizabeth Hull of 8501 Bluebill.  A second-time runner up, their home shows what you can do in a shady environment.

2nd Place – 8501 Bluebill

Finishing third is the home of Stephen and Carly Scholz of 8405 Yucca. Their lawn, converted to zoysia last year, shows it’s a winner when the weather turns sizzling hot.

Congratulations to the homeowners and thanks to Larry Deckard, Jen Magee and Paul Martin  who served on the judging panel.

May Yard of the Month

1st place – 2504 Sugar Maple

Yard of the Month for May is awarded to Kimberly Hicks of 2504 Sugar Maple. The colorful spring flowers, manicured shrubs, fresh coating of mulch and rich green lawn all combine to show what you can do with a  small yard.

When you look at Kimberly’s yard, notice that it is debuting the newly refurbished Alyson Pond Yard of the Month Sign.

Runner up for May are Mike and Sophie Matysiak of 8504 Wheeling.  The lawn looks just great and the punch of spring flowers and pruned shrubs add to the neat and trim appearance. A first-time runner up, we look forward to enjoying this yard through the summer.

2nd place – 8504 Wheeling

Finishing third is the home of Cindy Perry of 8308 Yucca.

Congratulations to the homeowners and thanks to Larry Deckard, Jen Magee and Mimi Raub  who served on the judging panel.

Mimi will be taking a well-deserved summer vacation, so we have her spot to fill on the judging panel for June and July.  If you are interested in serving, please apply to Paul at 919.523.0716.

April Yard of the Month

1st Place, 8516 Wheeling

Yard of the Month for April is awarded to Alice and Graham Kennedy of 8516 Wheeling Drive. The manicured shrubs, colorful flowers and rich green lawn are a treat for everyone to enjoy this Spring.

Twice taking  second place and a winner last year, the Kennedy’s yard can always be looked to as an example of great yard care.

Congratulations to the Kennedys and thanks to Larry Deckard, Jen Magee and Mimi Raub  who served on the judging panel.

March Yard of the Month

1st Place, 8524 Averell Court

Yard of the Month for March is awarded to Michael and Sheri Farmer of 8524 Averell Court. The manicured shrubs, fresh coating of mulch and rich green lawn show the care they take in their yard’s appearance. As a corner lot, they have twice the frontage to maintain and do so beautifully.

Runner up for March are Graham and Alice Kennedy of 8516 Wheeling.  A second-time runner up and winner last year, the Kennedy’s yard can always be looked to as an example of great yard care.  Finishing third is the home of Jonathan Rodrigues of 2505 Sugar Maple.

2nd Place - 8616 Wheeling

Congratulations to the homeowners and thanks to Larry Deckard, Jen Magee and Mimi Raub  who served on the judging panel.