Castro Valley, CA (PRWEB) June 07, 2011
YardShare.com, a free website that allows homeowners and landscape professionals to create “virtual” yards, share tips, and create friendships, today announced its newest inspiring yard contest: "I Could Live Out Here!,” which invites contestants to submit images of their most unique outdoor living space to YardShare.com.
From June 1 through July 31, 2011, members and visitors will vote online for their favorite yard by visiting YardShare.com. A $500 Gift Certificate to Frontgate.com will be awarded to one talented individual whose yard receives the most votes. Official rules can be found at http://www.YardShare.com/yard_contest.php.
“I created YardShare as a virtual community for green thumbs, professionals and amateurs alike to find do-it-yourself tips, step-by-step photos, and creative ideas for their outdoor spaces,” says Bryan Powell, Founder of YardShare.com. The “I Could Live Out Here!” contest is a fun way to continue inspiring creativity and to encourage people to share their gardening outdoor living creations with a virtual community of likeminded people.”
YardShare opens a virtual window into the neighbors’ yards, knocking down fences with an archive of more than 11,000 images that have been posted to the site. Powell offers themed advice columns under the “Yard Ideas” tab on YardShare, which is open to both amateur and professional yard and garden enthusiasts. Topics Powell addresses include: Plant Selection 411; Creating Privacy: 10 creative ways to make a front- or backyard more private; Outdoor Entertainment: Make your yard the life of the party; The Taste OF The Garden: Edible Gardens and more!
2011 Scheduled Contests
July 1 – August 31: “Vegetable Garden” – best veggie garden and homegrown food
About YardShare: Bryan Powell, 31, founded YardShare.com in 2008 when he couldn’t find online inspiration for building his own back-yard kitchen and patio. Powell, who lives in Castro Valley, Calif., and works for a financial management company in San Francisco, began working in his free time to merge technology and neighborhood to create a virtual community of advisors and launched YardShare (“Knocking down fences”). Today it is an online community of more than 3,000 members and over 28,000 unique monthly visitors, many of whom post pictures of and step-by-step DIY instructions for their landscaping, design and yard projects; YardShare’s archives contain more than 11,000 images.
For more information, visit http://www.YardShare.com.
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