Season 0, Episode 16

America's Most Desperate Landscape 2016

Jason Cameron conducts a nationwide search to find America's Most Desperate Landscape. His search ends in Roswell, Georgia at the home of Randi and Tim Riefenberg who have broken concrete, a horrible roof, a falling down retaining wall, and plenty of overgrown plants. Jason's plan to fix this ugly yard includes replacing the old shingle roof with a new metal roof, building an entertainment area with a fireplace in the front yard, 300 new plants, and much more. At the end of the day, this yard will go from worst in America to first.
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Desperate Back Yard, Too

Pups Cooper and Sonny have no place to run around a play in the back either. The yard also has a major slope and drop off.

Disaster Deck

The Riefenbergs love to entertain but can't use their deck because it's unstable. One of the posts doesn't touch the ground and is actually resting on another block of wood.

Major Curb Appeal

The new front stoop features furniture, rug and plants that make the walkway more inviting. The new blue door pops against the white house.

Photo By: Emilee Ramsier

No Place to Play

The backyard is no place for the Riefenberg's dogs Sonny and Cooper to run around. Large boulders are scattered throughout the yard.

America's Most Desperate Landscape 2012: After

More than 250 new plantings, a new turf lawn, and a reworked walkway and front facade help soften the street view and transform the Stochmal's residence into one of the neighborhood's more visually appealing homes.

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

Beaded Napkin Rings

The tablescape's coastal details continue with printed paisley napkins and beaded napkin rings.

Photo By: Emilee Ramsier

Dining Alfresco Patio

The new patio at AMDL is ready for summer parties with a dining area and bar and grill. Both areas use metal furniture in various styles that tie the areas together.

Photo By: Emilee Ramsier

Meet the Winning Homeowners

Randi and Tim Riefenberg, from Roswell, Ga, are the owners of this year's winning yard for DIY Network's America's Most Desperate Landscape 2016.

Major Curb Appeal

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

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