NeighborWorks Pocatello recently presented Curb Appeal Awards to six residents living in the centrally located neighborhoods of Pocatello who have done an outstanding job with landscaping.
If you passed through the Alameda, Bonneville, College, Lewis & Clark, Neighborhoods of Historic Old Town or Whittier Neighborhoods this past summer, may have noticed the Curb Appeal Award signs in selected front yards. The signage and a gift card in the amount of $25 from Pinehurst Floral and Greenhouse was NeighborWorks Pocatello’s way of recognizing homeowners who help set a high standard of property maintenance. These homeowners go above and beyond to show that they take pride in their homes, neighborhoods and community.
The Final Round 2018 winners and their respective neighborhoods are as follows:
Patrick Lange & Swantje Quarder – College Neighborhood
Charlotte Hughes – Alameda Neighborhood
Sandy Winters – Lewis & Clark Neighborhood
Khalil & Amy Azizi – Bonneville Neighborhood
Angela Young – Whittier Neighborhood
Brett & Celeste Huffman – Neighborhoods of Historic Old Town
NeighborWorks Pocatello will be starting up the Curb Appeal Award in the Spring of 2019 and wishes to thank residents who took the time this year to submit a nomination. Those living in the six neighborhoods listed above were eligible to receive the award. Properties were judged and scored on a scale of 1 to 10 using several key criteria:
- Overall condition of property is neat and clutter-free. If fences are present, they are well-maintained and not broken, bending or falling
- Flower beds and/or flower pots, are visible, healthy and colorful
- Trees and shrubs are trimmed with no tree branches are hanging over sidewalks. Trees and shrubs are not dead
- Property is mowed and neatly trimmed. If low-water landscaping or xeriscaping is used, it is well-maintained and weed-free
- Little or no signs of weeds present
- Overall appearance and “wow” factor
Good curb appeal is well maintained, but can vary from yard to yard. It can be neat and clutter free, or have well placed decorations and foliage, it can feature lots of greenery, or a well-designed xeriscape. Good curb appeal matters because it creates a welcoming and enjoyable atmosphere and sets a neighborhood standard that encourages others to keep up their properties as well. This helps homes retain value and the neighborhood remain competitive in the housing market.
All nominees (regardless of whether or not they are selected for the actual award) received a congratulatory letter. Winners were also recognized at NeighborWorks Pocatello’s Annual Meeting on October 23.