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Deadline draws near for dream backyard

There's still time to win that backyard of your dreams.

All you need to do is enter the Briggs & Stratton's My Dream Backyard giveaway at www.mydreambackyard.com.

Answer the garden-related question, choose your prize and fill out the on-line entry form.

You can do it once a day, which will increase the chances of winning one of the prizes -- a complete redo of your backyard in one of six themes.

Choose from the following:

Kid's Zone: Includes a trampoline, sandbox, backyard toys and games and -- in September -- a redwood play set.

Backyard Athlete: Includes a basketball hoop, outdoor speakers, a canopy tent and -- in September -- a professional-quality putting green.

Relaxation: Includes a comfy hammock, a palm tree, teak rocking chairs, a patio heater, and -- in August -- a deluxe hot tub.

Gardener's Paradise: Includes a teak potting bench, cedar arbor and planting box, an 18-piece tool set and -- in August -- a Snapper lawn tractor.

Party Time: Includes a teak bar set, outdoor table tennis set, fire pits and a stainless steel gas grill.

Nature's Nook: Includes a composter, rain barrel, outdoor power equipment, a birdhouse package, bulbs and perennials.

One person will be chosen in August, another in September, and then the contest will close for 2008.

* Loretto J. Hulse: 582-1513; lhulse@tricityherald.com.