So you think you’re patio is ugly? Well, there’s a contest designed just for you— Oldcastle Architectural, maker of ornamental concrete, pavers, patio stones, edgers, and walls, is calling for photos of the ugliest patio. They’re offering two categories, one for patios up to 500 square feet and the second for large patios up to 1,000 square feet. Winners will receive an Oldcastle patio makeover. This makes sense given that hardscaping and exterior improvements can earn homeowners up to 15 percent in increased value. Besides, who wouldn’t want a stylish exterior facelift. Your neighbors will thank you! So visit Oldcastle and get out your cameras. It’s time to reward yourself for years of landscaping shame. See, ugly can actually pay off!

Oldcastle contest