Mow-Town Showdown

Calling all you Master Mowers, you Wizards of Weed Eaters, you Soil Savvy Savants! The City of Montrose wants to recognize all the hard work you put into your yard work by giving you a big green thumbs up!

Welcome to the Mow-Town Showdown, a yard-of-the-month contest where we award those who go above and beyond in helping to beautify our community!

Easy Rules 

  • Property must be in Montrose city limits
  • Property may be residential or commercial
  • Area of property that is nominated must be visible from a public street or sidewalk


The contest will run for seven months of the year and one winner will be selected for each month.

Summer Showdown - May through August 
Vibrant green grass, colorful flowers, and whimsical lawn ornaments will help set you apart!

Fall Showdown - September through November
Feeling those festive fall vibes? So are we! Show us your harvest best or spookiest spot for your chance to rake in some cash!

Holiday Showdown -  December
We'll be awarding one winner weekly throughout the Holiday season so brighten those bulbs and get ready to deck those halls!

Congratulations to our winner for August 2023!

Mike and Heidi Kukar (2693 Star Ridge Drive) receive August's MowTown Showdown award from Mayor Bynum.

How to Enter

To nominate yourself OR a yard that you just truly admire, use the online entry form or simply provide a photo of the property along with your name, telephone number, and address of the nominated property via email to Kathryn Schroer. You may also drop off your submission at City Hall, 400 E Main Street, Attn: Kathryn Schroer. 
Winners will be announced at the beginning of each month.

What's in it for me?

Your green lawn can actually earn you green! We will be presenting each month’s winner with $50 in Montrose Bucks! We will also feature your proud smiling face in the Montrose Daily Press, and place a beautiful sign in your yard that boasts your accomplishments for all the world to see.

So get ready to throw down at this year's Mow-TownShowdown

Suggestions for a Winning Entry


  • Grass should be healthy, green, mowed, and edged.
  • Grass should be trimmed around foundations and fences
  • Lawn should be free of all debris (garbage, pet feces, etc.)

Landscaping and Flower Beds

  • Flowers should be healthy and deadheaded 
  • Use of native and low-water plants is encouraged
  • All dead plants should be removed
  • Trees and shrubs should be pruned with a neat, natural appearance


  • Use of color is encouraged
  • Garden art is encouraged
  • Hanging baskets, pots and bird feeders are welcome
  • A welcoming entryway is desired

Yards of Fame

2023 Mow-Town Showdown Winners

Mike and Heidi Kukar (2693 Star Ridge Dr) receive August's MowTown Showdown award from Mayor Bynu
Gary Piatt receives June's MowTown Showdown award from Mayor Bynum
Mowtown Showdown graphic showing Roger and Linda Anderson at 1725 Hickory Drive with Mayor Bynum

2022 Mow-Town Showdown Winners

Mowtown Showdown Winner - December 2022
Mowtown Showdown Winner November 2022
Jim and Sally Burrichter - Mowtown Showdown Winners - October 2022
Mowtown Showdown Winner - September 2022
Mowtown Showdown Winner - August 2022
Mowtown Showdown Winner - July 2022
Mowtown Showdown Winner - June 2022
MowTown-Showdown graphic showing winner for May-2022

2021 Mow-Town Showdown Winners

Mowtown Showdown Winner - May 2021
Mowtown Showdown Winner - June 2021
Mow-Town Showdown Winner - July 2021
Mowtown Showdown Winner - August 2021
Mowtown Showdown Winner - September-2021
Mowtown Showdown Winner - October 2021
MowTown Showdown Winner - November 2021
Mowtown Showdown Winner - December 2021

2020 Mow-Town Showdown Winners

Mowtown Showdown Winner - December 2020
Mowtown Showdown Winner - November 2020
Mowtown Showdown Winner - October 2020
Mowtown Showdown Fall Winner - September 2020
Mowtown Showdown Winner - August-2020
Mowtown Showdown Winner - July 2020
MowTown Showdown Winner - June 2020

2019 Mow-Town Showdown Winners

Mowtown Showdown Winner - May 2019
MowTown Showdown Winner - June 2019
MowTown Showdown Winner - July 2019
MowTown Showdown Winner - August 2019