Have you seen a lawn/yard that is worthy of being honored as a Beautification nominee?

Morristown-Hamblen Keep America Beautiful is now accepting nominations for Beautification of the Year.

Criteria for a property to be considered for the Beautification of the Year Program include:

• Be well-groomed green lawns/yards (properties can have a natural, wild-scape appearance, but grass must be mowed, and the perimeter of the property must be edged);

• Be attractive and pleasing to the eye (e.g. aesthetically appealing and environmentally friendly to local habitats);

• Properties having buildings, fences, porches, and patios, please note these structures will need to be in good condition (i.e. minimal distraction from the landscape due to deterioration, damage or construction);

• If you have invested extra effort through the use of attractive art pieces (e.g. pottery, ironwork, potted plants, birdhouses, windsocks, decorative mailboxes, etc., please note these structures will need to be in good condition

Natural landscape should be the primary focus.

Properties must be free of litter, junk and debris (no appliances or indoor furniture on porches or patios; free of junked or inoperable vehicles; no parking on the lawn).

Nominations this year are due by Aug. 23. Information may be sent to Keep Morristown Hamblen Beautiful (KMHB), c/o Shandi Hill, executive director, 814 West Main Street, Morristown, Tennessee 37814.

For more information, contact Hill at 423-586-6422 or email kmhb@musfiber.com.