Nominate a Yard of the Month

NEWTON, N.C. (April 3, 2017) – The City of Newton Appearance Commission works all year to make sure Newton looks its best. Each spring and summer, the commission recognizes yards that dazzle passersby with lush grass, bright flowers and leafy foliage by presenting their owners with the Yard of the Month honor.

Do you or someone you know have a yard that deserves recognition? The Appearance Commission is now accepting nominations for Yard of the Month. Members will choose a yard each month from May through July. Selection will be based on landscaping and overall aesthetics.

A certificate and gift card will be presented to the homeowner selected each month. The winner of the award will be presented with a Yard of the Month sign to display in their yard that month. Winning residents and their yards will be featured in the city’s media releases, and a news release announcing the winner, including photos, will be submitted to area newspapers.

Yard of the Month nomination forms are available here. For more information about Yard of the Month, email Collette Touchette, Appearance Commission chair, at

About the Newton Appearance Commission: The Newton Appearance Commission makes a careful study of the visual problems and needs of the city and the area comprising the extra-territorial jurisdiction of the city. The commission makes plans and carries out any programs that will enhance and improve the visual quality and aesthetic characteristics of the city. Members are appointed by the City Council.