Yard of the Month

We greatly appreciate all who try to help our community look its best, and we try to show our appreciation by recognizing those with a "Yard of the Month" award. Each month, we accept submissions for a panel of judges to review, and the best yard is chosen for the award.  This year, submissions will begin in May, so keep an eye out here and in our newsletter, the Maysville Minute, for submission dates. You can find the rules and regulations here.

Yard of the month winner-September 2018Congratulations, Ray and Brianne Davis, for winning the Yard of the Month for December 2018.  The Davis' were presented with a yard sign and gift certificate from Lowe's in Jacksonville, from Maysville's Green Leaf Garden Club.

Our judges from North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Jones County Center (https://jones.ces.ncsu.edu/), had this to say about the Davis' yard display: "Great decorations.  The white lights are beautiful from the road and hung perfectly. The inflatables of the Grinch, Santa's reindeer and stop sign add a nice touch for children to enjoy. Everything flows together wonderfully, and adds so much to the spirit of Christmas on Main Street."

Thank you to the Jacksonville Lowe's located at 1255 Western Blvd., Jacksonville (https://www.lowes.com/store/NC-Jacksonville/0556?cm_mmc=YEXT-GO-_-SiteLink-_-556-_-Lowes) for the $25 gift certificate given to our December winners!

Two honorable mentions for the December Christmas/Holiday decorations are:

403 Mattocks Ave: "The warm white lights hung from the banister, the garland and lit wreaths embody the Christmas spirit. The candy canes on the porch add a whimsical touch, and everything is simply beautiful."

206 Main St: "The lights on the porch are so attractive from the street. The pine wreaths and garland add in a great touch of winter and Christmas. The tree lights shining through the window were beautiful."


sept yotm 2018

Our September Yard of the Month winners are Richard and Laurie Pari!  The Pari's were presented with a yard sign and a gift certificate from Pumpkin Center Lawn and Garden in Jacksonville, from the Maysville's Green Leaf Garden Club.

Our judges from North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Jones County Center (https://jones.ces.ncsu.edu/), had this to say in regards to the Pari's yard: "This months winner does a great job of maintaining both the grassed areas and the beds. The drive and walkway were edged and blown free from grass. Their yard was clean and neat, with a nice balance of decorations and natural beauty."

Thank you to Joanie and her crew at Pumpkin Center, Lawn and Garden, 1103 Wolf Swamp Rd, Jacksonville (https://www.facebook.com/PumpkinCenterLawnAndGardenSupplies/) for the $25 gift certificate presented to our September winners.


aug yotm 2018

Congratulations to our August "Yard of the Month" winners, Elwood and Jackie Morris.  The Morris' were presented with a yard sign and a $25 gift certificate from Pinecone Home and Garden of New Bern, from the Maysville Green Leaf Garden Club.

Our judges from North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Jones County Center (https://jones.ces.ncsu.edu/), had this to say in regards to the Morris' yard: "The landscape is interesting to look at with its wide diversity of plants, with various heights, textures and colors. The yard and its structures are in good repair and very well maintained.  A timeless beauty!"

Thank you to Wendy and her crew at Pinecone Home and Garden, 4136 M.L. King Blvd, New Bern (http://www.pineconehomeandgarden.com/), for the $25 gift certificate presented to our August winners.


july yotm 2018

Our July "Yard of the Month" winners are Tony and Virginia Kornegay.  The Kornegay's were presented with a yard sign and a $25 gift certificate from Lowe's Home Improvement in Cape Carteret, from the Maysville Green Leaf Garden Club.

Our judges from North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Jones County Center (https://jones.ces.ncsu.edu/), had this to say in regards to the Kornegay's yard: "Their yard was very well maintained.  The landscape and yard were well taken care of and fit very nicely with the home. It presented clean edges, and was also inviting with the neat beds and colorful presentation."

Thank you to Tish and her crew at Lowe's Home Improvement, 401 WB McLean Dr., Cape Carteret (https://www.lowes.com/store/NC-Cape-Carteret/2436), for the $25 gift certificate presented to our July winners.


june yotm 2018

Congratulations to our June "Yard of the Month" winner, Mark Summers.  Mr. Summers was presented with a yard sign and a $25 gift certificate from Tractor Supply in New Bern, from the Maysville Green Leaf Garden Club.

Our judges from North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Jones County Center (https://jones.ces.ncsu.edu/), had this to say in regards to Mr. Summers' yard: "He did a great job of incorporating multiple plant beds of both ornamental and vegetable plants into the landscape. The use of different materials for the beds widened the dimension of the landscape. The yard art and beds were appealing to the eye while not being too overwhelming. There also appeared to be a concerted effort to provide habitat for pollinators while maintaining a presentable yard that anyone would be proud of."

Thank you to Roger and his team at Tractor Supply, 3821 Dr. M.L.K. Jr. Blvd, New Bern (https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/store%20NEWBERN-NC-28562%201636), for the $25 gift certificate presented to our June winner.