America's Most Desperate Landscape 2009

Desperate no more: The winners of the DIY Network's 2009 national contest received a simply stunning makeover.

Who Needs a Sidewalk?


Before: America's Most Desperate Landscape includes a pretty desperate house: garish paint, a patio door that's never used and an unkempt addition. The driveway, which takes up most of the front yard, leads directly to the front door.

Looks Like a Different House


After: The driveway has been moved 15 feet to the left of the old driveway, opening up the front of the house for lawn. The roof color dictated the color of the house and the pavers. The ugly addition is a thing of the past.

Driveway Moved

The Difference The Exterior Makes

America's Most Desperate Landscape 2009: After

After: The new driveway is composed of Belgrade pavers, in a color that complements the house's new paint job.

Very Inviting

Operation Curb Appeal: After

America's Most Desperate Landscape 2009: After

After: The walkway, wide enough for two people to walk side by side, curves by beautiful landscaping. One of the first things that visitors see is the fountain in a blue urn.

Desperate Corner


Best Face Forward

How To Landscape a Fire Hydrant

America's Most Desperate Landscape 2009: Corner Transformation

Transform that eye sore, aka a red fire hydrant, into a statement piece for your curb appeal instead of ignoring the curb all together! A well manicured yard helps maintain value in the home.

Welcoming Cool Breezes

Post Makeover Landscaping With Bold Features

Big And Bold Front Yard Landscaping Design After Makeover

The unused, ugly sunporch was removed, opening up plenty of space for a new planting bed and a beautiful Bermuda shutter that lets cool air into the house and keeps the hot sun out.

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