We do our absolute best to design and build stunning homes, but once we hand over the keys, it’s in the homeowner’s hands to take what we’ve built together and make it their own. One way to do that is through landscaping. Your yard is your face to the neighborhood, and landscaping can go a long way in defining the character you wish to portray.
We recently challenged our Wayne Homes family to a landscaping contest, and the results are in! It was incredible to see all the expert work these hardworking homeowners embarked on; you can see in our Flickr album. Now, on to the winners!
First Place – Jim and Bernadette Bruni – Montgomery Craftsman – Eighty Four, PA
Jim and Bernadette clenched first place in the contest with luscious shrubs and bushes and the expertly placed stone accents around their home.
“We were also blessed with an impressive home and an excellent lot,” Jim said. “Excavation of our building site provided us with a large amount of great rocks which we incorporated into our landscape beds. We also had the help of our daughter and my sister-in-law, who are both master gardeners, as we were very particular in the selection and placement of the topiaries, Japanese red maples and shrubs.”
Second Place – Mike and Sarah Iceman – Cumberland Tradition – Whitehouse, OH
Mike and Sarah won second place thanks to their perfectly manicured yard surrounding their Cumberland Tradition.
“We take great pride in our yard, our landscaping, and our home,” Mike said. “We recently purchased a striping kit for our mower and it adds a lot to the look of the property.”
Third Place- Tom and Melissa Voigt – Winchester Craftsman – Pataskala, OH
Tom and Melissa took the 3rd place prize in the contest with their Winchester Craftsman and relaxing patio area in the backyard.
“Our home is our paradise and we wanted a space where we could relax and enjoy,” Melissa said. “Curb appeal was super important and we wanted to it to blend in with surrounding nature. Our back patio area is used to entertain and relax. Between the swing, fire pit, seating wall, and hot tub, there is plenty to keep everyone entertained.”
People’s Choice – Dean and Sara Schnurr – McAllister Legacy – Sandusky, OH
Finally, Dean and Sara’s beautiful pool, Froggy’s bar, and covered patio won the people’s choice with 238 likes.
“The focal point of our yard is certainly the pool and the landscaping choices for flora and design were based around the pool. We wanted flora and vegetation that produced minimal debris and did not draw attention away from the pool. We wanted open and comfortable spaces for entertaining and felt bursts of color were important to accent the large green spaces.”
Thanks to all those who submitted entries! It was amazing to see your creativity at work.
Building a dream home means crafting the perfect landscaping to go with it. Get inspired and start designing your dream home today!
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