August Yard of the Month
The August winners for the Yard of the Month are Earl and Floy Young, who live at 2303 N. First St.
The Youngs’ house was built in 1888, but they have only lived there for 45 summers, purchasing the two-acre property when they were starting their family.
The property was in bad shape back then and Floy Young couldn’t find baby sitters for her young girls because their home was the spooky house on the hill and no one was willing to come inside.
Now the atmosphere couldn’t be more different, with lovely gardens and a beautiful house. The Youngs have 147 fruit trees, a large vegetable garden, grapes, ornamental trees and a huge flower garden. They also have five ash trees that are more than 100 years old.
This yard is a labor of love for Earl and Floy Young.
Yard of the Month is presented by the Grand Junction Forestry Board, The Daily Sentinel and the city of Grand Junction. Nominations for the September Yard of the Month are due Sept. 26.
To qualify for Yard of the Month, the yard must be within the Grand Junction city limits. The front/side yards — what can be viewed from the street — will be judged on appearance, tidiness as evidenced by pruned, trimmed and shaped foliage, defined lawn, borders, flower bed and visual appeal.