Keep Brazos Beautiful Yard of the Month candidates are judged solely on the total exterior appearance of their property and front yard as seen from the street.
Factors include but are not limited to; overall appearance, tidiness, and neatness of the front of the property as evidenced by pruned, trimmed and shaped foliage, edged and defined lawns, borders and flower beds, and visually appealing façade.
Lawn: Grass should be healthy with no bare spots or excessive weeds. Grass should be mowed and edged/trimmed around foundations and fences.
Landscaping and Flower Beds: Flower beds should be weeded and edged, flowers must be deheaded and dead plants removed, trees and shrubs pruned, natural areas cleaned. Beautifications efforts should include new flowers, new trees and new shrubs, etc. with plantings in scale with the surroundings.
Walkways and Driveways: Walkways and driveways shall be clean (including trash containers or yard products be removed from view). The area in front of the curb must be free from debris and dirt.
All residential properties within city limits are automatically eligible.
Key criteria include manicured yard, overall appearance, originality and creativity.
The upkeep of the property can be maintained by residents themselves or a professional.
An award duration term lasts a single calendar month, and runs from the first day to the last day of the calendar month.
The same property cannot receive more than one award in a 12-month calendar period.
While an individual’s home is being recognized as a “Yard of the Month,” they are expected to maintain their yard in the same manner that allowed them to win the title.