It’s spring and that means the Town of Herndon’s annual Yard of the Month award season is starting soon.
Yard of the Month gives Herndon homeowners the chance to recognize the efforts of their neighbors whose yards contribute to the beautification of the town. Town residents can nominate their own or their neighbor’s yards for the award and winners receive gift certificates to Meadows Farms. The Mayor and Town Council also recognize the winners at public meetings.
The criteria for the award includes that yards must be: generally free of trash and clutter; grass, trees, shrubs and plants are well cared for and aesthetically pleasing; rocks, logs, short fences and decorative elements are in good condition and are well placed; and flowers and vegetation are well-landscaped and make good use of color.
Nominations for the June Yard of the Month are due on May 20. Nominations for July are due June 20, and nominations for the October award are due September 20. Judges for the Yard of the Month program are members of the town’s Cultivating Community Initiative. The group of citizen volunteers was formed to encourage beautification and enrich the quality of life in the town’s neighborhoods.
Nomination forms are available on the “Cultivating Community” page on the town’s website at www.herndon-va.gov. See the link under the “Featured this Month” page. Forms are also available at the Neighborhood Resource Center and the Herndon Municipal Center. Call 703-435-6800 ext. 2084 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.