Reducing water use around the house doesn't mean a drab yard.
The Fort Worth Water Department is looking for homes that take their landscaping to the next level without sinking a lot of water into the project.
Judging Criteria and Terms
The contest is only open to homes with 1,000 square-foot front yards or larger. Participants must agree to have their landscapes photographed and allow the city use of the photos. Winners also must be present on a tour day from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Landscapes will be judged on:
- Design: Aesthetic appeal, composition, use of color and plant variety.
- Water Conservation: Efficient irrigation/water use, use of non-vegetative materials (fences, walls, walk, etc.), use of native or adaptive plants, reduced turf area and use of mulches.
- Appropriate Maintenance: Tidiness of landscape, proper pruning of plants (as appropriate) and health of plants (disease and pest free).
Great prizes available for first three places.
The EcoScape contest is open to Fort Worth residents and water customers in:
- Bethesda Water Supply Corp.
- Burleson, Crowley
- Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
- Dalworthington Gardens
- Edgecliff Village
- Forest Hill
- Grand Prairie
- Haltom City
- Lake Worth
- North Richland Hills
- Richland Hills
- Trophy Club Municipal Utility District
- Westover Hills
- Westworth Village
- White Settlement
Contest judges, sponsors, City of Fort Worth employees or their families are not eligible for prizes. The contest is limited to residential landscaping only. Community gardens, demonstration gardens and commercial landscapes are not eligible.