Spains win Yard of the Month

The yard of the month award has returned to Brookwood and the winners for June are David and Denise Spain at 357 Willow Ridge Dr. This home was selected because of the bright colorful assortment of plantings.

The award is sponsored by the Brookwood HOA and a sign is placed in the yard of the winner. Winners also receive a $25 gift certificate for a home improvement store. Keeping our yards looking nice strengthens our property investment.

Schneiders win Yard of the Month

Christine and Jamie Schneider won Brookwood’s last Yard of the Month award for 2021. Their home is at 231 Wayfare Lane. The award is sponsored by the Brookwood HOA and a sign is placed in the yard of the winner. Winners also receive a $25 gift certificate for a home improvement store.

The Schneiders recently added many improvements to their yard including shrubs down one side of the house and a walkway on the other. The front has a new palm tree and additional plantings including many colorful crotons.

Keeping our yards looking nice strengthens our property investment. The award will return again in the spring.

Prisbys Win Yard of the Month

Elaine and Henry Prisby won Brookwood’s Yard of the Month for August. Their home is at 280 Willow Ridge Drive. The award is sponsored by the Brookwood HOA and a sign is placed in the yard of the winner. Winners also receive a $25 gift certificate for a home improvement store.

The Prisby’s yard has lush floral plantings not only in the front yard, but down both sides. The right side is viewable from the road because the property is next to green space used by the company that services the lake behind their home.

Keeping our yards looking nice strengthens our property investment. The award will be given out again in September and then it will resume in the spring.

The Rabalais Family Wins Yard of the Month

Muriel & Scott F Rabalais won Brookwood’s Yard of the Month Award for July. Their home is at 348 Willow Ridge Drive. The award is sponsored by the Brookwood HOA and a sign was placed in the yard of the winner. Winners also receive a $25 gift certificate for a home improvement store.

The Rabalais’ yard has lush green grass and their front mulched area features a fountain surrounded by colorful plantings.

Keeping our yards looking nice strengthens our property investment. The award will continue to be given out each month during the summer.

The Abrams win Yard of the Month

Congratulations to Walter and Jennifer Abrams at 50 Wayside Lane as they won Brookwood’s June Yard of the Month award. The award is sponsored by the Brookwood HOA and entails a sign in the yard of the winner. Winners also receive a $25 gift certificate for a home improvement store.

The judges thought the lush green and colorful plantings helps make this property stand out for the selection this month.

Keeping our yards looking nice strengthens our property investment. The award will continue to be given out each month during the summer.

Yeagers win Yard of the Month

Congratulations to to David and Paige Yeager at 101 Vestavia Court as they won Brookwood’s May Yard of the Month award. The award is sponsored by the Brookwood HOA and entails a sign in the yard of the winner. Winners also receive a $25 gift certificate for a home improvement store.

The judges thought the bright colors of the flowers and the beautiful palm trees were reason for the selection this month.

May marks the first month that the award is given this year. Keeping our yards looking nice strengthens our property investment. The award will continue to be given out each month during the summer.

September “Yard” award goes to Raul Carrasco

Congratulations to Raul Carrasco for winning Brookwood’s September Yard of the Month award. You can see his yard at 268 Willow Ridge Drive.

Raul has made many landscaping and hardscaping improvements to his home over the last couple of years. Along with replacing most of the original plantings in the front yard, he has added four large Sylvestris palms to the front and rear of the home, all of which are surrounded by beautiful paver borders.

A paver walkway along the left side of the home leads to a large relaxing covered patio and open pergola area filled with potted plants. Smaller palms and colorful tropical plants can be found on both sides of the walkway.

September marks the last month that the HOA will provide the award and $25 gift certificate to a home improvement store until spring. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners!

Stevens Win August Yard of the Month

Congratulations to Liliana and Bruce Stevens who received this month’s pick for the Brookwood HOA’s Yard of the Month.

The Stevens moved to 408 Wayfare Lane just over a year ago from Colorado and say that they are still learning about gardening in Florida. “When we moved in,” Liliana says, “there were some bushes and other plants and not much color. We wanted to create not only an attractive garden but also to incorporate some Florida native plants which can help provide natural habitats (many of which have been disappearing due to land developments) for birds and other pollinators.”

The Stevens say that they also want to have a diversity of plants which hopefully will make their garden more naturally resistant to pests. In their garden you can find Florida natives such as Black eyed Susan, Lanceleaf Coreopsis, Blue eyed Grass, Coontie palms and Firebush in between Pentas and Bulbine.

July “Yard” winner is Sandy Steiner

July’s Yard of the Month winner is Sandy Steiner of 218 Wayfare Lane. Sandy is an avid gardener and works most early mornings in her yard. She created a garden with all perennial plants between the side of her home and the preserve area. The various shades of green used throughout the yard provides for interesting color year round.

The award is sponsored by the Brookwood HOA and entails a sign in the yard of the winner. Winners also receive a gift certificate for a home improvement store.

Lewis Family wins Yard of the Month for June

Congratulations to Donald and Melissa Lewis of 299 Willow Ridge Drive for winning the HOA’s Yard of the Month Award.

The range of colors and textures in their landscaping won them a $25 gift certificate to a home improvement store. The Lewises also have a sign in their yard that other community members will see and will receive the certificate in the mail with an award letter.

This is the second time the award was given by the HOA board. The program was designed to recognize community members for their outstanding efforts in making Brookwood a great and beautiful place to live.