Keep Henrico Beautiful salutes owners of exceptional residential, business properties

The Keep Henrico Beautiful Committee has selected the winners of its annual awards program that recognizes properties that are beautifully landscaped and highlight best practices for soil and water conservation and garden habitats.

In its 25th year, the awards program is honoring each magisterial district’s recipient of the Land Lover Award and a countywide winner of the Clean Business Award.

The winners of the Land Lover award for residential properties are Peg and Don Mohar of the Brookland District, Liza Bowers and Sean Proietti of the Fairfield District, Maria and Fred Corritone of the Three Chopt District, Pat Stith of the Tuckahoe District and Lara and John Brooks of the Varina District. Lavender Fields Herb Farm, at 11300 Winfrey Road, is the recipient of the Clean Business Award.

The awards, presented annually since 1995, recognize residential and business properties that are attractively landscaped, well-maintained and litter-free.

To be eligible for a Land Lover Award, residents must perform their own landscaping and lawn care. Nominees for a Land Lover or Clean Business award must participate in an ongoing recycling program, such as composting, curbside pickup or drop-off service.

This year’s award recipients promote sustainability, water quality and soil health by following a variety of best practices that involve native plant species, rain gardens, rain barrels, pollinator gardens, organic vegetables, monarch butterfly habitats, composting and pesticide elimination.

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