Niagara Falls Trillium Criteria

1. Principles of design (Score out of 20)

         Order (overall look of design, symmetrical, asymmetrical, mass collection) & Unity (Size of plants, shapes, colour, texture, harmony with surroundings) & Balance

         Rhythm (Dominance or point of emphasis, repetition, pattern, interconnection)

 

2. Turf (Score out of 15)

         Straightness of cutting lines

         Weed & Disease conditions

         Quality of the edging of the turf area

         Levelness

         Irrigation evenness

 

3. Plants (Score out of 20)

         Quality of maintenance (Pruning, deadheading)

         Diversity (Use of woody plants, unique plants & Trees)

 

4. Hardscaping Features (Score out of 10)

         Quality of paving surfaces, walking, driveways, curbing, retaining wall & Steps

         Quality of steps and as service areas hidden

 

5. Unique Features (Score out of 20)

         Hanging baskets, baskets, pots & ponds

         Tastefulness of auxiliary decorations & uniqueness of harmony of auxiliary decoration

 

6. Environmental Issues (Score out of 15)

         Water conservation (use of mulches)

         Attracting wildlife

         Litter

 

Maximum points available = 100 (Note: no turf, then score is marked out of 85 points)

Incase of tie Judges Comments & Score of property out of 10 points