Yard of the Month Award Program
The Board of Directors of the De Queen/Sevier County Chamber of Commerce (DQSCCC) is pleased to announce the creation of the Yard of the Month award program to show its appreciation and to recognize homeowners and business owners who demonstrate superior effort in maintaining their property, and who, as a result, positively contribute to the overall appearance of Sevier County and its communities.
The program will award winners each month for landscaping and holiday decorations. Each monthly winner, in both the residential and business categories, will receive recognition in the local media, a $25 gift card to Bailey's Discount Building Supplies in De Queen, and the honor of displaying the official DQSCCC "Yard of the Month" lawn-sign in their yard that identifies their property as the Yard of the Month winner.
Judging for the award will be provided by a committee on the chamber board of directors.
The award term lasts from the first day to the last day of a calendar month.
The same property cannot receive more than one award in the same rolling 12 month calendar period.
The property of all current residents of Sevier County, both owner-occupied and rental, are automatically eligible to participate int he program.
All businesses in Sevier County are automatically eligible to participate.
The occupants of a Yard of the Month winning home will receive the gift card award.
The upkeep of the yard can reflect the efforts of the residents themselves or that of a professional landscaper.
During the reign as Yard of the Month, winners are expected to maintain their yard in the same manner that allowed them to win the title.
Yard of the Month candidates are judged solely on the exterior appearance of their property as viewed from the street. Yards will be judged on neatness, landscaping and color.
For more information on the program, including tips to keep your yard looking good, visit www.dequeenchamber.com or see the De Queen/Sevier County Chamber of Commerce on Facebook.
Tips for a good looking yard
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.
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.
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.
Decorations during the holiday is a big plus! Theme, creativity and originality in ornamental lighting