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Desperate Landscapes

Desperate Landscapes airs: Monday-Friday Mornings 9/8c Program Guide

17 How-Tos From Desperate Landscapes

  1. 1. How to Repair an Iron Railing

    Learn how to do a quick repair on an old iron railing.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  2. 2. How to Patch Masonry Walls

    Learn how to patch walls before painting them.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  3. 3. How to Build a Wall Planter Box

    Learn how to soften an outdoor wall by hanging a planter box.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  4. 4. How to Apply Latex Over Oil-Based Paint

    Learn how to determine if a door is covered with oil paint and, if so, how best to cover it with latex paint.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  5. 5. How to Paint a Front Door

    A freshly painted front door can boost a home's curb appeal. It's a weekend project with years with worth of curb appeal.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  6. 6. How to Transplant a Japanese Maple

    A healthy, beautiful and expensive Japanese Maple is moved from a poor location too close to a house to a sunny spot protected from the...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  7. 7. How to Build a Short Retaining Wall

    This 2' retaining wall is a great architectural element that also serves a purpose -- to keep dirt from a sloping yard from going into ...

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  8. 8. How to Prepare a Steel Door for Painting

    A steel door that needs repainting must first be sanded smooth.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  9. 9. How to Patch Concrete Porch Steps

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  10. 10. How To Repair Concrete Steps

    Learn how to fix a crumbling concrete step.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
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About This Show

Nothing is more embarrassing than having the ugliest yard on the block — especially when your neighbors call you out. Armed with creative solutions, licensed contractor Jason Cameron transforms a negligent neighbor's troubled yard into an outdoor showplace — in only one day. From new planting beds and big, new trees to fresh paint and fencing, DIY Network's Desperate Landscapes is all about going from helpless to beautiful!

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