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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 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
  3. 3. How to Patch Masonry Walls

    Learn how to patch walls before painting them.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  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 Conceal the Air Conditioner Unit

    The air conditioning unit sits right in front of this house. Shrubs will help soften it, but our plan also calls for a two-sided screen...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  6. 6. How to Level a Slate Walkway

    The slate walkway and patio are great features on this house, but they're both in need of serious repair. Eventually all of the stones ...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  7. 7. How to Refinish a Porch Swing

    Give a weather-worn swing new life by following these directions.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  8. 8. How to Refinish a Solid Wood Door

    Refinish a solid wood front door by following these easy steps.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  9. 9. How to Repair a Brick Walkway

    Uneven bricks in a walkway pose a tripping hazard. These simple steps take you through the repair.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  10. 10. 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
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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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