Calling all you Master Mowers, you Wizards of Weed Eaters, you Soil Savvy Savants! The City of Montrose wants to recognize all the hard work you put into your yard work by giving you a big green thumbs up!
Welcome to the Mow-Town Showdown, a yard-of-the-month contest where we award those who go above and beyond in helping to beautify our community!
Property must be in Montrose city limits
Property may be residential or commercial
Area of property that is nominated must be visible from a public street or sidewalk
The contest will run for seven months of the year and one winner will be selected for each month.
Summer Showdown - May through August Vibrant green grass, colorful flowers, and whimsical lawn ornaments will help set you apart!
Fall Showdown - September through November Feeling those festive fall vibes? So are we! Show us your harvest best or spookiest spot for your chance to rake in some cash!
Holiday Showdown - December We'll be awarding one winner weekly throughout the Holiday season so brighten those bulbs and get ready to deck those halls!
Congratulations to our winner for August 2023!
How to Enter
To nominate yourself OR a yard that you just truly admire, use the online entry form or simply provide a photo of the property along with your name, telephone number, and address of the nominated property via email to Kathryn Schroer. You may also drop off your submission at City Hall, 400 E Main Street, Attn: Kathryn Schroer.
Winners will be announced at the beginning of each month.
What's in it for me?
Your green lawn can actually earn you green! We will be presenting each month’s winner with $50 in Montrose Bucks! We will also feature your proud smiling face in the Montrose Daily Press, and place a beautiful sign in your yard that boasts your accomplishments for all the world to see.
So get ready to throw down at this year's Mow-TownShowdown!
Suggestions for a Winning Entry
Grass should be healthy, green, mowed, and edged.
Grass should be trimmed around foundations and fences
Lawn should be free of all debris (garbage, pet feces, etc.)
Landscaping and Flower Beds
Flowers should be healthy and deadheaded
Use of native and low-water plants is encouraged
All dead plants should be removed
Trees and shrubs should be pruned with a neat, natural appearance
Use of color is encouraged
Garden art is encouraged
Hanging baskets, pots and bird feeders are welcome