Yard of the Week

Each summer from Memorial Day to Labor Day, Edmond Beautiful, Inc., the Edmond Chamber of Commerce, The Edmond Sun, Home Depot in Edmond and TLC Garden Centers co-sponsor the “Yard of the Week” contest to encourage residents who enjoy “yardening,” a term coined by Jeff and Liz Ball in their book, Yardening, (1991), to make their landscaping more attractive and to recognize some of those who do. Residents may nominate their own yards or those of others who live within the Edmond city limits, not the Edmond School District which is different. A yard can win only once each year, but nominated yards remain in consideration all summer.

Each week, members of Edmond Beautiful, Inc., judge nominated yards on the basis of landscape design, overall appearance, use of color and effort required. Only yards visible from city streets are eligible. Equal consideration is given to all nominated yards, whether professionally landscaped and maintained, rural estate or attractively designed and well-kept small yards in more mature neighborhoods.

A “Yard of the Week” sign is placed in the winning yard and a photograph of the award recipient and prize-winning yard is featured in the The Edmond Sun. Also, winners receive $50 worth of store merchandise from Edmond Home Depot, a $50 gift card from TLC Garden Centers and a subscription to The Edmond Sun for one year.

So keep a sharp lookout for the most beautiful and well-kept yards. Take a moment out of your busy schedule and call the Edmond Chamber of Commerce at 341-2808 or click here to contact us by email to nominate a deserving yard. Each nomination should include street address, housing addition and nominated resident's name and telephone number if known. Let's give recognition to those that truly make Edmond Beautiful.

Let's all make this program a big success and recognize those residents that help make Edmond Beautiful.

Clifts in Autumn Ridge win Yard of the Week

Mark and Darci Clift, 2724 Woodland Creek Drive in the Autumn Ridge addition, are this week’s Edmond Yard of the Week winners.

This very large corner yard facing the west has some of the most effective and colorful use of sun loving plants and flowers in Edmond. Featured trees and shrubs in this majestic yard are large native oaks, blue Atlas cedars, Oklahoma redbuds, Nellie R Stevens hollies, nandinas, white Indian hawthorns and red and white crape myrtles effectively placed in the landscape for best results.

Metcalfs in Autumn Ridge win Yard of the Week

Damon and Griffin Metcalf, 2801 Fountain Creek Drive in the Autumn Ridge addition, are this week’s Yard of the Week winners.

Above, Griffin is pictured with London, 8, and Campbell, 5.

This aesthetically pleasing yard with soothing, blending colors set under large native oak trees was designed and is maintained by Damon and Griffin. Featured trees in their yard are Japanese red maples, blue globe spruces and blue atlas cedars.

Weavers in Ashford Oaks are Yard of the Week winners

Wally and Jodi Weaver, 2825 Ashford Oaks Boulevard in the Ashford Oaks addition, are this week’s Edmond Yard of the Week winners.

This pleasingly colorful yard stands out after a brutal week of all-time high record temperatures, when many have given up on their flowers and yards.

Andersons win Yard of the Week

Scott and Carol Anderson, 331 Shortgrass Rd. in the Coffee Creek Addition, are this week’s Edmond Yard of the Week winners.

Airingtons win Yard of the Week

Larry and Susan Airington, 916 Spring Manor Drive in the Renaissance at Oak Tree Park addition, are this week’s Edmond Yard of the Week winners.

Leawood addition’s Kayes win Edmond Yard of the Week

Doug and Connie Kaye, 4204 Leawood Drive in the Leawood addition, are the Edmond Yard of the Week winners for July 14.

This very large country estate yard contains a delightful combination of colors in annuals and perennials. Avid gardners of Edmond, this is a “must-see yard” with all the different varieties of flowers and shrubs shown at their best. Their very large beds contain several varieties of verbena, purple and orange cone flowers, salvia greci “hot lips,” gaillardia aristata, several varieties of day lilies, yellow evening primrose and chaste tree.

Upchurches win Yard of the Week

Drew and Lindsay Upchurch, who live at 1312 Mockingbird Lane in the Briarwood addition, are the Edmond Yard of the Week winners for July 7. This aesthetically soothing and peaceful yard will catch your eye as you drive down their street. This magnificent yard, which was designed and maintained by Drew, has as the focal point an unusual waterfall set in front of a charming Japanese Red Maple, red knock-out roses and dwarf mondo grass.

McPhersons take Yard of the Week honors

The Yard of the Week award goes to Kim and Georgie McPherson, 812 S. Coltrane Road. As you drive down Coltrane between Second Street and 15th Street this very colorful yard will catch your eye with a profusion of color.

Granddaughter’s Lily Patch captures Yard of the Week honors

Tuscany Villa residents Pete and Beth Holcomb, 2224 San Marco Lane, are the Edmond Beautiful Yard of the Week winners for June 23. The Tuscany Villa is a new addition (nearly completed), located two blocks south of Second Street on Vista, between Coltrane and Bryant.