Marco in Bloom is the event that gives recognition to Marco Island property owners for creating beautiful front yard landscapes, while keeping the Island’s tropical character and natural beauty. The City of Marco Island, through the Beautification Advisory Committee has been promoting Marco in Bloom since 2011.
The properties recognized fall in the following categories: Residential Single-family homes, personally and professionally landscaped, Cul-de-sacs adopted and maintained by residents, Non-residential Commercial property (Zoned C1-C5), and Condominiums and Government properties, including schools and houses of worship.
Criteria to select the winners include the use of native plants, color and contrast, creativity, water wise plants, and view from the street. Minimal use of grass is encouraged in order to conserve water, a precious and diminishing commodity on the Island.
Marco residents and visitors are encouraged to take a few pictures of the front yards of the properties that they feel should be recognized, and describe in a few sentences why they support their nomination. The nominating forms can be downloaded at www.cityofmarcoisland.com or picked up at the offices at Mackle Park.
The deadline to nominate properties for the contest is April 15. Members of the Beautification Advisory Committee will be the judges. Winners will be presented at the City Council’s meeting in May 6, 2019.
The Beautification Advisory Committee encourages all property owners to participate. Together let’s keep up the excitement and the beautiful tropical look of the island alive!