Get Your Summer On

Need to up your gardening game? For the Daily Herald’s annual Get Your Summer On campaign, we are kicking it off with some help to get your garden started while you’re staying home and thinking about being more self-sufficient.

The Daily Herald is partnering with Lurvey Home & Garden in Des Plaines to host four free gardening webinars. They will be recorded so you can watch them at your leisure, but you do need to sign up in advance.

In addition to receiving discounts after each session, there will also be drawings for gift cards.

All four of the classes are for experienced and novice gardeners alike.

Here’s the schedule:

• Edibles:  Tune in for tips and ideas on how to grow your own edibles this summer. All registered participants will get a 15 percent off coupon for any accessory for the edible garden (including grow cages, raised beds and fertilizers), organic soil or compost. This session will be released on Tuesday, May 19 at noon.

• Seasonal Color:  Find out the best way to add color to your landscape this summer.  Sign up in advance and get a 15 percent coupon towards an AQUA-Pot. This session will be released Tuesday, May 26 at noon.

• Staff Picks:  Check out Lurvey’s staff favorites for this season including trees, shrubs and perennials. Registered guests will receive 15 percent off these items. This session is set for Tuesday, June 2 at noon.

• Embracing Your Outdoor Space:  In this webinar, Lurvey will share ideas to help add heat to your outdoor living space with fire pits.  Sign up in advance and get a 15% coupon to use toward a fire feature. This session is set for Tuesday, June 9 at noon.

All of the webinars are free. Just click here to register.  Lurvey Home & Garden is located at 2550 E. Dempster St., Des Plaines. Visit them online at