New Exmark Dream Yards Episode Highlights the Best of Rural Living

When it comes to designing the ideal outdoor living space, everyone has different goals. Experts say tapping into what you love is important when it comes to dialing in your own dream yard, as is having examples of how others have optimized their own properties.
With the goal of inspiring homeowners to improve their own outdoor living spaces, Exmark has partnered with landscape designer Jane Waldrop on new episodes of its Dream Yards original video series. Now available on the Exmark Backyard Life website, the new videos highlight how families are using their passions and the activities they love to create the yard of their dreams.
In the final episode of the 2021 Dream Yards video series, Waldrop travels to Clermont, Florida, to tour the dream yard of Steve Ebanks.
Created out of a love of rural living and spending time with family, the property caters to Ebanks’ diverse outdoor interests, including golf, fishing, shooting, and swimming. Amenities include a screened-in pool and putting green, an orchard with more than 50 fruit trees, and a shooting range.
At the back of the property is Pretty Lake, which Ebanks says is full of bass. “We enjoy fishing out there and just being on the lake.”
One of the other aspects Ebanks enjoys about rural living is maintaining his own lawn with his 72-inch Exmark Lazer Z zero-turn mower.
“The first time I sat on it, I fell in love with it,” Ebanks said. “It has a great ride. It’s faster than I expected. It mows great. I really enjoy mowing.
“It’s disappointing to me sometimes when I finish mowing, because there’s nothing else to mow.”
With a boat, a zero-turn mower, and a formidable collection of tools, Ebanks needs a sizable building to store all his toys. After researching his options, he worked with Morton Buildings to construct a hobby garage with an exterior that matches his house.
“I have a home gym in there, and I have a place to put my boat, my tools and my Exmark mower,” he said. “And I have a place for an RV. I don’t have one yet, but when I do, I’ll have a place for it.”
View each Dream Yards episode on the Exmark Backyard Life website. There, you’ll also find other Exmark Original Series, including Done-In-A-Weekend Projects, Prime Cuts and Living Rural, along with numerous pro tips and tricks to achieving your best backyard life.
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