AMDL 2009 Winners: The Dees' Landscape Before

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America's Most Desperate Landscape

Kimberly and Cliff Dees recently bought this Fort Lauderdale house and worked non-stop on the interior, but they're overwhelmed by the ugly yard. In a neighborhood of upscale homes near a marina, the Dees' yard is an eyesore.

Path to the Front Door

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America's Most Desperate Landscape

Kimberly and Cliff would love to lose the split-concrete on their driveway.

Is This a Lawn?

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America's Most Desperate Landscape

Is there grass here? The yard would make a better beach.

The Winners

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When not spending time working on their house, Kimberly and Cliff love to water ski and travel.

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