Exmark has partnered with landscape designer Jane Waldrop on new episodes of its Dream Yards video series. Now available on Exmark’s 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, the company states.
In the final episode of the 2021 Dream Yards series, Waldrop travels to Clermont, Florida, to tour the yard of Steve Ebanks. 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,” says Ebanks.
One of the other aspects Ebanks enjoys about rural living: 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 says. “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 the Lazer Z, a boat 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 mower,” he says. “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.”
All of the Dream Yards episodes can be viewed on the Exmark Backyard Life website.
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