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

Mowtown Showdown Call to ActionSuggestions 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


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

Summer Showdown - June 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!

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 Ashley Pietak at You may also drop off your submission to the City Hall, 433 S First Street, Attn: Ashley Pietak.

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 throwdown at this year's Mow-Town Showdown

Yards of Fame

2021 Mow-Town Showdown Winners

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

2020 Mow-Town Showdown Winners

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

2019 Mow-Town Showdown Winners

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