Beautification Award Program

To recognize Bedford businesses and residences that keep their properties visually attractive to the community, the Bedford Beautification Advisory Board created the Business and Residence Beautification Award Recognition program. 

To nominate a Bedford business or residence for the program, please fill out and submit the nomination form. Nominations are accepted from April 1 to May 31. 

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  • Overall Appearance: This category includes business and residential properties that exhibit a sustained quality and professional appearance. It may include superior landscaping, fresh paint, and/or new and professional signage, as well as a parking lot, tree, or building structure maintenance and improvement. The property must be well-groomed, attractive and pleasing to the eye, have buildings, fences, porches, patios, and other structures in good condition, and be free of litter, junk, and debris. 
  • Smart Yard (Eco-Friendly) Landscaping: This category includes business and residential properties that incorporate native and adaptive plants and trees to create landscapes that require less water, pesticides, and fertilizers. Please view the Texas SmartScape® program for more details. The yard must also be tidy and aesthetically appealing.

Nominate a Bedford Business or Residence

Nominations will be accepted from April 1 to May 31, each year. To nominate a Bedford business or residence, please fill out the nomination form. In addition, please submit up to five street view photos of the property for evaluation. The completed form and photos can be emailed or submitted in-person at the Parks Services building, 2140 L. Don Dodson Dr. in Bedford.

Any Bedford resident, employee of a Bedford business, elected City official, or City employee may submit a nomination. To be nominated or considered for recognition, a Bedford business or residence must be in complete compliance with all City codes and ordinances. The Bedford Beautification Advisory Board will review and approve nominations for a recognition award during the June meeting. 


The Bedford business or residence will be notified ahead of time, if voted to receive a recognition award and City staff will work to schedule a visit to the business/residence to present the award. The award presentations, which include a certificate and sign suitable for outside placement, will be scheduled for a Saturday in July or August.