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?

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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

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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

America's Most Desperate Landscape 2009: After

America's Most Desperate Landscape 2009: After

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

Very Inviting

America's Most Desperate Landscape 2009: 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

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Best Face Forward

America's Most Desperate Landscape 2009: Corner Transformation

America's Most Desperate Landscape 2009: Corner Transformation

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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

Big And Bold Front Yard Landscaping Design After Makeover

Big And Bold Front Yard Landscaping Design After Makeover

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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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Transforming a Desperate Landscape

See how a dead, brown yard was transformed into a beautifully landscaped space.

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

The fourth weekly winner of America's Most Desperate Landscape 2010 is Gail Kirby, Bowling Green, KY. for her photos of a desperately bare front yard. Jason Cameron offers tips for giving this blank slate some curb appeal.

Landscape Makeover: From Desperate Yard to Picket-Pretty Curb Appeal

A neglected front yard gets a colorful transformation with a picket fence and dozens of new plants.

Landscape Design Strategy: Control the Focal Points

A smart makeover focuses attention on the landscape's assets and hides its weaknesses.

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

The second weekly winner is Melissa Cerrato of Kingston, Mass. for her video of a yard that's starkly bare and mostly sand. Jason Cameron offers tips for turning this sandpit into a beautiful front yard.

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

The first weekly winner is Arlene Nappi of Port Richey, Florida. Jason Cameron shares 5 tips that will take this landscape out of the desperate column.

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

The third weekly winner is Michele Lewis of Hanover, NM, for her photos of a front yard that's nothing but bare dirt. Jason Cameron offers tips for turning this sad site into a beautiful front yard.

Eco-Landscaping Makeover

A dreary front yard gets a major boost in curb appeal with low-maintenance landscaping that is easy on the earth and the eyes.

Landscape Makeover for a Hilly Front Yard

Landscaping that accents the house and frames a front deck also reduces mowing on this steep yard.

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