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


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

Very Inviting


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


Welcoming Cool Breezes


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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