VAUGHN MEADOWS BEAUTIFICATION AWARD

 

The Beautification Committee has been established to promote goodwill and reward exemplary lawn care in the Vaughn Meadows neighborhood.  The Vaughn Meadows Neighborhood Association is dedicated to improving the quality of living and appearance of our community.  We encourage residents to take pride in their homes and neighborhood.  In turn, we look to celebrate those who do a superior job in maintaining their yards in such a way that they enhance the overall curb appeal of the entire community.  The Beautification Award will be judge during the first week of each calendar month between April and September.  Yards are judged on neatness, landscaping and color.  The winner of the Beautification Award will have a decorative sign displayed in their winning yard as well as a photo of their yard displayed on the Neighborhood Association website during that month.  In addition to these rewards, the winner will also receive a $50.00 gift certificate to Southern Homes and Gardens.

 

GUIDELINES FOR BEAUTIFICATION AWARD:

 

·        Members of Vaughn Meadows Neighborhood Association are automatically eligible.

·        Award winners are selected based on the recommended judging criteria listed below.

·        The upkeep of the yard can reflect the efforts of the residents themselves or that of a professional landscaper

·        An award duration term lasts a single calendar month and runs from the tenth day of the month to the tenth day of the net month.

·        The same property cannot receive more than one award in the same calendar year.

·        Beautification Award winners should be current with their Association dues.

 

RECOMMENDED JUDGING CRITERA:

 

Beautification Award candidates are judged solely on the total exterior appearance of their property and front yard as viewed from the street.  General upkeep of the yard and property is paramount.

 

Factors include the 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 flowers beds and visual appealing façade.

 

Yard Maintenance:

 

 

1.      Healthy lawn neatly mowed and edged.

2.      Pruned and trimmed shrubs and trees.

3.      Healthy plants

4.      Minimum weeds in flowerbeds.

5.      Yard free of debris and clutter.

 

·        Design and Landscaping:

 

1.                Use of color and/or texture.  Authentic plants will be considered, no plastic, silk or artificial plants

2.                Creative and unique curb appeal.

3.                Overall appeal, an inspiration to others in the neighborhood.

4.                Balance appropriate to the house.

 

All decisions are made at the discretion of the Beautification committee and the decisions are final.