LOS CHAVEZ — The Valencia County Extension Grasp Gardeners have chosen the yard of Brandon and Sirissa Galarza because the September “Yard and Backyard of the Month” within the contest co-sponsored by the Valencia County Information-Bulletin.
“The Galarzas have transformed their as soon as ‘grime lot’ right into a welcoming grass and tree-filled yard for household and buddies” mentioned Rigo Chavez, who chairs the Grasp Gardener Yard of the Month committee. “It was wonderful to see what they’ve been capable of accomplish in simply a few years.
“Once more this month we noticed a wide range of yards and gardens nominated or entered within the contest — every little thing from a Japanese-inspired backyard full with a pagoda in Rio Communities to a Los Lunas-area backyard that yields lots of of kilos of greens every week to be bought at an Albuquerque farmer’s market.”
The Galarzas, who dwell on Kendrick Highway in Los Chavez, mentioned they wished to rework the realm round their dwelling on the two.75-acre lot in order that their two sons may get out and play.
“That was the key motive we put within the grass,” mentioned Sirissa Galarza, including that it has been a problem to maintain weeds like goat heads out in order that the garden might be loved.
Brandon Galarza mentioned Sirissa designed the yard, selected a lot of the vegetation and bushes and takes care of the garden.
“We actually wished to make it a spot we may get pleasure from now that now we have settled right here,” added Brandon.
Each are Navy veterans and Brandon retired two years in the past.
October would be the final yard and backyard competitors for the 12 months, mentioned Merlinda Acevedo, president of the Valencia County Grasp Gardeners.
“The theme for this final contest shall be harvest/Halloween,” Acevedo mentioned.
Nominations and entries are due by midday, Friday, Oct. 23, and should embody:
• The title and phone variety of the yard/backyard proprietor;
• The tackle of the place the yard/backyard is positioned (all nominated yards/gardens have to be in Valencia County);
• A short assertion of why the yard/backyard deserves the award;
• Nominators may submit as much as two photographs of the nominated yard/backyard through e-mail.
The Valencia County Grasp Gardeners is a group service program of the New Mexico State College Cooperative Extension Service and gives programs and knowledge to assist group members enhance their gardening expertise.