July 2011 Yard of the Month

Congratulations to┬áJimmy and Sylvia Gonzales at 4906 White Elm, winners of the July Yard of the Month. They were awarded Gift Certificates from Emerald Gardens and Mandola’s who are WNA’s supporters of our Yard of the Month program. We appreciate their support and hope that WNA neighbors will support them in return.

Jimmy and Sylvia have owned thir home since 1989 and have done extensive remodeling of the house in addition to their new landscaping. Last summer killed off the mix of burmuda and St. Augustine, so this spring Jimmy put in Zoysia turf named “Zorro” as it is drought tolerant and this particular variety grows well in the sun and shade. Wanting to reduce the amount of grass he had to mow, Jimmy covered the side yard with crushed pink granite. A large bed at the corner is filled with river rock and plants such as Agave, Sage, Crepe Myrtle, and Rosemary that require less water. Sago Palms accent the entry and other beds in the yard.