AMDL 2009 Winners: The Dees' Landscape Before

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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.

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

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

From: 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.

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

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America's Most Desperate Landscape 2010: Landscape Tips for Weekly Winner 4

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America's Most Desperate Landscape 2009

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Transforming a Desperate Landscape

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America's Most Desperate Landscape 2010: Landscape Tips for Weekly Winner 2

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America's Most Desperate Landscape 2010: Landscape Tips for Weekly Winner No. 1

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America's Most Desperate Landscape 2010: Landscape Tips for Weekly Winner 3

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