Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

Yard of the Week:

402 N. Chestnut


July 13, 2017

Tonia Copeland/Western Nebraska Observer

The Portillo family has transformed their property from a dull lot to an inviting space, complete with a lush beautiful lawn, evergreen trees and colorful garden beds.

Tonia Copeland/Western Nebraska Observer

Jorge and Maria Portillo purchased the lot at 402 N. Chestnut just a couple of years ago. They transformed the abandoned, ignored lot into an inviting property.

"When we first moved to the lot, we thought that the yard was just a nasty mess," Jorge said. "It was full of dandelions, thistles, puncture vine and there were ants everywhere."

After the ants were exterminated, the Portillos went to work on the weeds and later laid grass seed and planted tree rows. Asphalt was replaced with sod and flower beds took shape.

"The house looked better," they sai...

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