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Desperate Landscapes

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

6 How-Tos From Desperate Landscapes

  1. 11. 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
  2. 12. 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
  3. 13. How to Patch Concrete Porch Steps

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  4. 14. 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
  5. 15. How to Build a Window Box

    A window box is an easy way to update a home with seasonal plantings and complement a landscape makeover.

    Cost:
    $0 to $0
  6. 16. Tips for Building a Gate

    A new fence and gate provide a nice accent for a landscape. Here are some tips on building the gate.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  7. 17. How To Repair Concrete Steps

    Learn how to fix a crumbling concrete step.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard

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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