Get Your Summer On


Warm weather is finally here and it is time to freshen up our patios for relaxation and fun—but where does one start?

To celebrate we asked readers to submit a pitch and photo of their backyard for the chance to win a DIY makeover! 15 finalists have been selected, each with a unique story and patio that is in need of a major makeover, and we will be sharing suggested tips provided by our expert sponsors.

Each week we will have special coverage of the finalists and provide tips to help you prepare your own backyard for fun this summer!

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This year’s grand prize valued at $11,000, includes: 

  • 7 piece Fold & Store Dining Set with cushions* and cover from Lurveys Garden Center
  •  4 lounge chairs (with cushions) and fire pit from Northwest Metalcraft
  •  $2500 Landscape Package includes: Design Consultation, Product and Labor from Land Escapes.
  • $2500 Private Grill Academy class in your backyard for an interactive dining experience with a chef providing recipes, cooking lessons and dinner for guests, up to 20 people.
  •  $100 Binny’s Beverage Depot gift card
  • $100 Jewel Osco gift card
  • $200 Gift card from Lurvey’s Garden Center

Each finalist will receive gift cards valued over $100. 

Get Your Summer On is sponsored by Binny’s Beverage Depot, Blain’s Farm & Fleet, Land Escapes, Lurvey Home & Garden, Northwest Metalcraft, and Weber Grill Restaurant.