Neighborhood Beautification Award - Guidelines


Neighborhood Beautification Award

 About the Award

All residential and commercial landscaping within the Community Redevelopment Agency District are eligible for the Beautification Award.

The award program is designed to enhance the visual image of the CRA’s neighborhoods, improve its livability, and promote community spirit and pride in keeping Zephyrhills a beautiful place in which to live and work!

More than one (1) beautification awards may be given per quarter. Landscape award signs shall remain on site for 30 days or one (1) month.


Nominations can come from the Community Redevelopment Agency Board of Commissioners, citizens of Zephyrhills, elected city officials, City Manager, CRA Director, or City department directors. Self-nomination is permissible. All nominations will be included in the quarterly review process.

All nominations will be reviewed by the Beautification Advisory Committee comprising of no less than 3 or no more than 5 members including Parks, CRA, Historic Preservation, Planning, Chamber of Commerce, CRA resident, and business owner.

All nominations will be forwarded to the Community Redevelopment Agency for review. Submit formal nominations to:

City of Zephyrhills
Community Redevelopment Agency
5335 8th Street
Zephyrhills, FL 33542


 Criteria should include, but not be limited to the following items:

  • Landscaping visible from the street if you were to walk or drive past the property.
  • Limited use of invasive species of plants; proper selection, use and placement of tropical, non-native plants.
  • Appropriate use of color, texture, and contrast.
  • Aesthetic design appealing – does it fit in with the home and neighborhood and attract curb appeal.
  • Include a dramatic change in the landscaping of the property with before and after pictures if possible (Example: New                         owner’s fixer uppers).
  • If this is an established landscape, proper long-term maintenance procedures should have been implemented (18 months or               more).
  • Efficient and/or proper use of irrigation.
  • Attractive up-lighting and hardscape improvements.


 Review of a property will relate solely to the landscape and the following questions:

  • Does this landscape add to the value of the neighborhood?
  • Has the landscape been upgraded by the addition of new mulch, irrigation, or plants?
  • Are any plants showing nutritional deficiencies?
  • How does the turf relate to surrounding properties?


  • Green and lush (no bare spots).
  • Significantly weed free.
  • Pest free.
  • Mowed at appropriate height.
  • Edged along sidewalks and flower beds.

Landscape Beds

  • No nutritional deficiencies.
  • Weed free.
  • Mulched.
  • Proper trimming has been done.
  • Pest free.

Trees & Palms

  • No nutritional deficiencies.
  • Properly pruned and maintained.
  • Pest free.