Applicants sought for annual outdoor makeover contest

Applicants sought for outdoor makeover

Posted4/14/2019 6:00 AM

It's time to start enjoying the outdoors -- finally!

But does your backyard need some attention before you can truly enjoy it?


Why not enter the Daily Herald's Get Your Summer On contest and see if you can get some help updating your outdoor space?

The prize package, valued at more than $5,000, will includes prizes from our contest sponsors.

To enter, you need to submit a photo of your space with some information on what you're frustrated with or how you envision improving your yard.

You have until midnight on May 8 to enter the contest online. Then, beginning May 26, we will feature 15 finalists over five weeks in the Sunday Homes & Garden section.

Read along for five Sundays as finalists get suggestions from our local experts on what to do to make their outdoor spaces more enjoyable. At the end of our coverage, the winner will be revealed, followed by a story on their yard transformation.

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Along the way, we will offer tips for readers on topics such as water features for your yard, ground covers for those spots where grass just won't grow, eco-friendly yard improvements, making the front yard or porch as inviting as the backyard, and the emergence of nostalgic, throwback outdoor furniture.

Enter to win

HOW IT WORKS: Submit a photo of your outdoor living space and tell us what you'd like to improve.


DEADLINE: Midnight on May 8.


• The Food section on Wednesdays will offer tips on preparing food and drinks for your outdoor guests, May 29-June 26.

• Sunday Homes & Garden will print finalists' letters along with tips from our experts who will give their ideas on how you could upgrade, May 26-June 23.

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