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.

2012 Yard of the Week contest kicks off

Edmond is noted for its nice additions, beautiful homes and yards. It’s time to take a few moments and recognize those residents who put in the extra work and effort on their yards to truly make Edmond beautiful.

Gardening and yard work is the passion of many Edmond residents and this time of the year countless hours are spent planting flowers and preparing attractive yards, for which the city is noted.

The “Yard of the Week” contest acknowledges and rewards them for their hard work and dedication.

August 19, 2011 Yard of the Week

Jennings Taylor takes Yard of the Week

August 26, 2011 Yard of the Week

Hintergardts take last Yard of the Week

EDMOND — The final Yard of the Week for 2011 goes to Hadley and Mary Hintergardt, 4104 Eaton Place in the Clayton Pond addition.

August 12, 2011 Yard of the Week

Francis family collects Yard of Week

EDMOND — The Yard of the Week award goes to Anville and Julie Francis, 3401 River Downs in the Steeple Chase addition.

As you drive by this dark green lavish lawn of Tiff Bermuda grass, a profusion of color is generated by red, pink, white, purple and orange impatiens that have survived this hot, brutal summer. This very pleasing yard also has containers of pink and white geraniums, nandinas, boxwoods, Shasta daisies, crimson pygmy barberries, foster hollies, youpon hollies and other assorted hollies.

July 29, 2011 Yard of the Week

Dudleys create Yard of the Week

EDMOND — The Yard of the Week award goes to Steve and RaChel Dudley, pictured with their son, Greyson, 616 E. Ninth St. in the Brentwood addition.

This very colorful yard will catch your eye as you drive down Ninth Street, and a large bed of yellow black-eyed susans serves as the focal point for your attention. A colorful summer show is provided with beds of assorted coleus, yellow and purple sweet potato vines, purple hearts, pink crape myrtles, red periwinkles and red and white wax leaf begonias.

July 23, 2011 Yard of the Week

Carrolls win Yard of the Week

EDMOND — The Yard of the Week award goes to Al and Barbara Carroll, 3117 Cumberland Drive in the Fairfax Addition.