Time to submit landscaping for the 2014 Lee’s Summit Landscape Contest

May 9, 2014 

Open to all Lee’s Summit and Lake Lottawana residents no matter the level of expertise or garden size.

This annual landscape contest, sponsored by the Lee’s Summit Beautification Commission, is all about how a resident has helped beautify their property and Lee’s Summit. Contestans should show potted plants and porches, winding paths and secret hideaways, or prized rose gardens or chrysanthemums. Most of all, gardening and planting. Categories include: Front & Back; Front Only; Back Only; Patio/Deck/Container Garden; Water Garden; Subdivision Entrance and new this year… “Before and After.” This category asks for participants to submit “before” photos with entry form and judging will be based on marked transformation of landscape area based on before photo to date of judging.

Deadline for entries is June 9. Interested landscapers can print a registration form at lsparks.net or request a form be mailed or emailed at lspr@cityofls.net or stop by any Lee’s Summit Parks & Recreation location.

Judging will take place June 21-22. Results will be announced after Aug.1 with the presentation of awards taking place at a Lee’s Summit City Council meeting followed by a participant reception. First place winners will receive an attractive yard sign recognizing the winning landscape. Recognition at a City Council meeting, as well as gift certificates from the following sponsors: Heartland Nursery; Westlake on 291; Westlake on Ward Road; Lowe’s; Nick’s Greenleaf Nursery; Springtime Garden Center; The Grass Pad; Randy’s Lakeview Nursery; Van Liews Home & Garden; Suburban Lawn and Garden; Rose Hill Gardens.

Landscape Contest Rules: Open to all residents within the Lee’s Summit city limits. Applicants may submit an entry for one category only. Entries must be postmarked by June 9. Judges may place entries in a more suitable category at their discretion.

All gardens and personal property shall be at the risk of the exhibitor. The Beautification Commission shall not be liable for loss or damage from any cause whatsoever. All names and addresses of the winning participants shall become part of the public record and may be included in print media and on the City’s website. Any photos taken of the entries shall remain the property of the City of Lee’s Summit and may be used for promotional purposes.

For further information, please contact the City of Lee’s Summit Beautification Commission liaison at Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation 816-969-1500 or visit www.lsparks.net and like Lee’s Summit Beautification on Facebook.

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