Mow-Town Showdown

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 first annual Mow-Town Showdown, where we will award those who go above and beyond in helping to beautify our community! 

Easy Rules 

  • 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

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
    • A welcoming entryway is desired
August Mowtown Showdown Winner


The contest will run for 5 months (May 1 - September 30, 2019) and one winner will be selected for each month.

How to Enter

To nominate yourself OR a yard that you just truly admire, simply provide a photo of the property along with your name, telephone number and address of the nominated property via email to Community Events Coordinator, Alexis Foran at You may also drop off your submission to the Montrose Visitor Center, 107 S Cascade Avenue, Attn: Alexis Foran.

We will be accepting submissions beginning May 1, 2019. The winner will be announced on the first 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 out those sheers, prepare to prune and get ready to throwdown at the first annual Mow-Town Showdown! Ya dig?

Yards of Fame

Past Mow-Town Showdown winners.

May Winner Mowtown Showdown
June MowTown Showdown Winner
July Mowtown Showdown Winner