Stephanie and Justin Pargoff, on 9318 Lavenham Ct.,in Lavenham.
The Pargoff’s have lived in Collington for 2 1/2 years, having moved from South Chesterfield. The vast array of lights, takes about a week and a half to put up. There is a simulated green tree formed by massive amounts of green strung lights ! Justin says he plans to add more lights next year! The joyous reactions from neighborhood kids, is the motivation for their outstanding display.
Kim and Frank ( prefer no last name) have won the Classic Award for the Holiday House decor.They live at 11001 Wooferton Ct, in Tealby section.
Their many windows have wreaths that hang by red ribbon, as the entire house is outlined in white lights and spotlights. A massive tree sits in their foyer, decorated in silver and gold.They have lived in Collington for 12 years, and they take joy in working for a week to decorate their home!
October’s Yard of the Month is located at 9842 Brafferton Rd.
This beautiful property has been owned by Barbara and Fred Grey, since 2015. They hail originally from Long Island. Since leaving New York, they have lived in Pennsylvania, Florida, and another area of Midlothian, Va.
Fred does his own aerating,reseeding, and fertilizing. Generous watering has kept the dry conditions from burning their lawn. The front walk is lush with Begonias, Marigolds, and Geraniums. Barbara fertilizes this area every week. The Greys have planted 120 Daffodil and Narcissus bulbs, and invite Collington neighbors to come back in the Spring to check them out!
Congratulations to Barbara and Fred for a colorful and well groomed lawn, during some very challenging months!!
The Yard of the Month for August is: 9539 Ashleyville Turn. Proud owners are JoEllen and Dennis Kerns,who bought in 2010, and moved here permanently in 2014.
Jo Ellen was born in Stillwater, Oklahoma,and moved away as an adult.Dennis is a homegrown Virginian, moving to different states, but always finding his way back to Virginia.
They use a lawn service for weed control, but Dennis does all the maintenance! Their son owns an alpaca, and is more than happy to contribute “ fertilizer”.
The lovely yard color is provided by “Black-eyed Susan’s” and “ Creeping Jenny”. These plants spread rapidly and need thinning out, routinely.
Jo Ellen and Dennis are retired and get to spend lots of time with their seven grandchildren.
The July Yard of the Month is located at 11406 Longtown Rd, in the Longtown section of Collington.
Paula and Jerry Jarvis have lived in their home for the past six years. They are originally from Michigan, but moved to Hanover Va in 2002. By 2013, they built their home in Collington. Jerry is recently retired, and Paula is counting the days until her August retirement!
Their yard is abundant with flowers and bushes around the entire house! They use a professional fertilization service for the lawn, but plant and maintain all the ornamental growth.
Paula says her secret for lush annuals, is to invest in larger plants, so they have a heartier starting point. Her selection of Dragon Wing Begonias,allows for excellent plants in sun or shade.
The Jarvis’ love to decorate for the holidays, as evidenced by the array of patriotic items added to their yard.
Congratulations to the Jarvis family!
We would like to recognize Larry and Karen Jones at 9800 Brafferton Rd. for their beautiful yard. The Collington Grounds committee are awarding them the "Yard of the Month" for the month of June 2019. The Jones' were the very first house in the second section of Brading Park. That was 10 years ago. They said the area at that time was heavily wooded with plenty of wildlife, such as deer, turkeys, raccoons, and even a bobcat. Larry and Karen have a lawn service to do their lawn fertilization, but they do all their own mowing , trimming, and mulching. Larry recommends using mulching blades when mowing your lawn. The nutrients from the clippings help the soil and grass root system.
We thank them for helping to make Collington a beautiful place to live. For their hard work they will receive a $25.00 Lowe’s gift card.
We are proud to award this month’s Yard of the Month to our very first award winner of 15 years ago. The "Miles" who live at 10907 Collington Drive were the third house to be built in Collington in 2004. Yes, fifteen years ago.
They moved there shortly after being married and have lived there since. Both are involved in Christian ministry and both love there home and their yard. Even though they are "young at life" seniors, they have done all their own lawn maintenance and planting of all their flowers.
The Miles represent the Collington homeowners who love their home, yard, and most of all their neighbors. Congratulations!
In additional to having the coveted Yard of the Month sign they will also receive a $25.00 Lowe’s gift card so they can continue to improve on their yard.
Santa’s holiday light judging elves have visited Collington and selected 10024 Paddock Wood Terrace as the House of the Season. George and Betty Siler and their wonder dog Memphis are responsible for the multi media extravaganza located in our own community. George has been working on the orchestrated music and light show for several years. They have approximately 30,000 lights programmed to nine different Christmas songs and played through a low power fm radio transmitter (101.5)for the enjoyment of visitors but not to drive their neighbors crazy. In addition to Memphis the Siler’s have two grown children.
For all their efforts the Siler’s will have the privilege of hosting our House of the Season sign and have received. $100 Lowe’s gift card.
Everyone in Collington has until this time next year to out do George and Betty.
Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad, And Happy New Year
Ken and Judy Dotson’s home at, 10819 Collington Drive, is the October “Collington Yard of the Month”! They have lived there for 13 years, and are native Virginians. Ken also has a family home in Wise County, in SouthWest Virginia.He keeps busy tending that 5 acre property. He is also a volunteer at The Virginia Museum Of Fine Arts, tending their gardens.
Their Collington lawn is regularly irrigated and fertilized, with Lyme applications as warranted.The annual Impatiens are now surrounded by seasonal Mums that re-emerge every year. Their philosophy for a beautiful yard is persistence and lots of color!
Congratulations to the Dotsons! In addition to having the yard of the month sign in their yard they will receive a $25.00 Lowe’s gift card.
This is the last monthly selection for 2018 and will be followed by the 2018 House of the Season so make your decorating plans now.
The Collington Grounds Committee is proud to announce the Yard of the Month for September 2018 is 14549 Parracombe Lane. The owners are Richard and Vicki Gentile who have lived in Collington for five and a half years.
Their yard is well trimmed and totally weed free. All their trees and shrubs are well maintained. They have a wide variety of colors and they have designed and planted their front and back yards to include roses, inpatients, crepe myrtles, cana lilies, and arbivities. While they did the design and planting they do use a landscaper to maintain the yard.
Their back yard is nicely planted and offers a great escape. As their plantings mature and grow they will have their own little island of sanity.
For all their efforts the Gentile’s received a $25.00 Lowe’s gift card which will probably be used for more plantings.
The August 2018 Collington Yard of the Month goes to Barbara Taylor of 9918 Fawnhope Court. Barbara moved into our community about a year ago (July of 2017) from the far west end of Henrico county. She finds 'putt[ing]' around in her yard is a form of therapy--being a retired nurse, transferring her care for patients to her yard and surroundings. Her biggest tips for a beautiful yard include plenty of water, adequate fertilization, and constant attention to the yard and plants. Keeping her yard well trimmed and weed free is a full time job.
Barbara enjoys playing with her puppy, Winny, her aquarium, and her three grandchildren.
For all her hard work,
Barbara will receive a $25.00 Lowe’s gift card which she will no doubt use for more lawn investments. Congratulations Barbara.
Yard of the month
The three main criteria used to evaluate residential properties for the Yard of The Month are: