Season 0, Episode 13

America's Most Desperate Landscape

DIY Network's Jason Cameron searches the country to find America's Most Desperate Landscape. The annual search takes Jason and his crew to Escondido, California where the Ruffins' neighbors are begging Jason to fix the neighborhood eyesore. It will take a crane, some huge boulders, a steel pergola and a custom-built bench, deck and fountain to transform this ugly yard from worst in America to one of the best.
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New Retaining Wall and Driveway

DIY Network’s Jason Cameron reveals new retaining wall of newly redone slate stone driveway to homeowners Randi and Tim Riefenberg, winners of America’s Most Desperate Landscape 2016.

Photo By: Emilee Ramsier

Ready to Party Patio

The winning homeowners and their family and friends celebrated a long two days of renovation with a block party cookout at twilight.

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Gorgeous Stone Fireplace

The new fireplace area features plenty of cozy seating and a rustic wooden coffee table.

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Driveway or Creek?

The driveway pools water when it rains which, for central Georgia, could mean mosquito breeding ground. Plus the muddy water isn't helping the Riefenberg's curb appeal.

Finished Outdoor Patio

The new patio flows from an outdoor dining area to a bar and grill station to a seating area by the new outdoor fireplace.

Photo By: Emilee Ramsier

Kousa-Dogwood

Kousa dogwood also know as Cornus kousa is a disease resistant dogwood and grows 20 to 35 feet tall and 15 to 20 feet wide. It is vase-shaped with white or yellowish-white bracts which look like flowers. It's edible fruits are light red in color and green leaves turn purplish-red in fall.

The Ultimate Yard for Entertaining

DIY Network’s Jason Cameron reveals the new frontyard to homeowners Randi and Tim Riefenberg, winners of America’s Most Desperate Landscape 2016.

Photo By: Emilee Ramsier

Summerwine-Ninebark

Summerwine-Ninebark is a deciduous shrub prized for its dark purple foliage and white flowers in summer. It's often used as a "dark" background for lighter colored plants. 'Summerwine' is very cold tolerant. It grows about 4-6 feet tall and wide. It prefers full sun to light shade. It produces best foliage color and flowers in full sun. USDA Zones 2-8

Lacebark Elm Tree

Lacebark elm as known as the Chinese elm. Horticultural guru and plantsman Michael Dirr says the lacebark elm should become the dominant shade and street tree of the 21st century because it grows rapidly and adapts easily. It's highly resistant to Dutch elm disease with green leaves turn yellow to burgundy in fall and has exfoliating bark. This tree grows 40 to 50 feet high and wide. Deer generally avoid this plant. USDA Zones 5-9

Inviting New Walkway

Blooming hydrangeas, a new stone path and charming porch decor greet guests on their way to the front door.

Photo By: Emilee Ramsier

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