Clean slate for NewsCenter 16 Curb Appeal winners

The plans are drawn and the plants have been selected. It's time for a transformation in the Shelton's front yard in Elkhart county.

NewsCenter 16’s Curb Appeal winners have a few challenges for the experts at Linton's enchanted gardens. Tricia Sloma was there as the crews dug right in.

Christan and Patrick Shelton have already done a lot of work to their home. The couple removed some shrubs that covered their windows.

But their landscaping improvements came to a standstill after little baby Patrick arrived.

“He needs at least 26 hours a day,” said Patrick Shelton.

And that is why winning the 16 Curb Appeal contest was such welcomed news.

“Huge, huge for us,” said Christan Shelton. “We definitely don't mind getting out in the yard, but we just really didn't know what to do, since there were so many things that were overgrown.”

The biggest problem was the overgrown tree and raised flower bed, better known as the “Shelton family weed box”.

The Linton's crew tore it out, pushed it over, sawed it up, and hauled it away.

Other overgrown shrubs were pulled from near the foundation of the home, leaving a clean slate for Linton crews.

“Before this stuff was taken out, all you would see is weeds and the big tree in the front,” said Christan. “Vines growing up everywhere. Now it's definitely like a clean slate and ready for Linton's to do their thing and make it beautiful.”

Now that the yard is empty, it is time to fill it up, with the trees, shrubs and plants from Linton's Enchanted Gardens.

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