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July Yards of the Month

Keep Denton Beautiful has judges that nominate beautiful yards in each district of Denton. Anyone can nominate a yard! If you don’t see a yard for your district below, it’s because KDB didn’t have any nominated.

Take a walk around your neighborhood and find a beautiful yard to honor!

A public vote on their Facebook page determines the final winners. To learn more about the process or sign up to be a judge, visit their website.

In these summertime yards, you'll find a wide variety of native species. These Texas natives can hold their own in the heat with minimal need for supplemental watering. Environmentally friendly and beautiful- seems like a win-win to us!

Business Yard of the Month

Denton Chamber of Commerce 414 W Parkway St.

Congratulations to the Denton Chamber of Commerce for their Business Yard of the Month! Located on Carroll Boulevard and Parkway Street's intersection, make sure to look as you drive by. Impatiens of pink, white, and red fill garden beds and compliment boxwood hedges and holly shrubs. There is also Vinca major ground cover and Dwarf Nandina. And don't forget the striking oak and crepe myrtle trees! Subias Landscaping maintains the property, and Frenchy's trims the trees.

Residential Yard of the Months

1333 Cambridge Ln. (District 2)

A mass of native Echinacea and pink coneflowers are the first plants to catch your eye in this beautiful yard. Lamb's ear surrounds the hardscape and rock path, while Redbud and Acer trees provide shade. The yard also boasts Hosta, ferns, and ornamental grasses. Barbara Greene, a staple at the Denton Senior Center, and her son Trent maintain all the yard's landscaping and upkeep. To keep the soil cool and moist, Mrs. Greene has spread mulch throughout the garden. A swing overlooking a small rock patio with a fountain surrounded by annual and perennial plants allows the Greene's to enjoy the garden.

715 Gober St. (District 3)

Bart Pels' yard on Gober Street features a lush St. Augustine grass lawn. Bart was thrilled when it started taking over the yard, and a passerby can see why!

There are blue agave, elephant ears, marigolds, and sweet potato plants, which offer variety and shades of color to the yard.

A cedar tree shades the yard and is a memorial for a friend's mother.

1613 Amherst Dr. (District 3)

Cathleen Brackeen has resided on Amherst for nearly 30 years and says her yard's best feature is a "very old live oak whose shade encompasses most of the front yard."

There are various plants and flowers, including salvia, lilies, wildflowers, creeping phlox, Turk's cap, and many more. Over the years, Cathleen has added topsoil, compost, and mulch to the clay soil – including Dyno Dirt. The work has been completed by Cathleen, who shared that gardening is a generational hobby in her family from her mother, 85 years old, to her great-grandson, 6 years old.

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