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Texas Transformation: Desperate No More

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We asked you, our readers, to help us reimagine the home exterior for the recipients of the 2014 America's Most Desperate Landscape makeover. Take a look at the results.

Nice People With a Not-So-Nice Yard

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Before The Makeover

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After: New Exterior

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Before: The Gazebo

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After: New Surroundings

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Before: Just an Uncomfortable Bench

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After: Home Away From Home

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Before: Not Too Inviting

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After: Draws You Right In

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Before: What is This Spot Used For?

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After: Nice Spot for Morning Coffee

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Celebrate!

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Dramatic Before-and-Afters From DIY Network's Desperate Landscapes

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What's more embarrassing than a hideous front yard? A front yard that's so bad even the neighbors are complaining. Check out these transformations, and see how host Jason Cameron added curb appeal to these formerly desperate landscapes.

Meet Morgan and Mindi Rich

Before: Weedy Lawn

After: Bold and Bright

Meet Sidney Davis

Before: Cookie Cutter

After: Personal and Stylish

Meet Mike and Claudia Ratterman

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Before: Totally Dull

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After: Cheery Surprise

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Meet Marcy and Ryan Hessling

Before: Bare Bones

After: Colorful Showstopper

Before: Rocky Start

After: Artfully Artificial

Meet Kathy and Billy Baruth

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Before: Awkward and Unruly

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After: Polished Plantings

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Before: Out of Sight, Out of Mind

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After: Custom Retreat

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Before: Small but Sweet

After: Neighborhood Knock-Out

Meet Jeff and Robin Ankeny

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Before: Enter if You Dare

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After: Warm Welcome

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Meet Bethany and Michael Davidson

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Before: A Blank Slate

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After: Country Cottage Style

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Meet Jason and Jennifer Hargis

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Before: Boring in Beige

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After: Paint and Planters

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Meet Jackie Witt and David Scarano

Before: Desolate Desert

After: A Neighborhood Favorite

Meet Emma and Trask McFarland

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Before: Just the Basics

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After: Home Sweet Home

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Meet Edward Wilkerson

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Before: Nothing There

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After: Like a Brand-New Home

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Before: America's Most Desperate Landscape

After: From Desperate to Dazzling

Meet Daniella and Peter Vaclavik

Before: A Postponed Project

After: Unique Flair

Meet Catherine and Kyle Reynolds

Before: Where's the Sidewalk?

After: A Step Up

Meet Riley and Carmen Ralmuto

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Before: Feeling Blue

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After: Young Love

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Meet Anthony and Natalie Armendariz

Before: All Dirt

After: A Welcoming Site

Desperation Turnaround: America's Most Desperate Landscape 2012

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Jason Cameron and the Desperate Landscapes crew undertake their year's toughest makeover project at the end of a long search for America's most curb appeal-challenged yard.

America's Most Desperate Landscape 2012

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Top 10 Ways to Go Big in Your Landscaping

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Add super-sized curb appeal to your house with these high-impact landscaping ideas.

#10 Columns

#9 Wide Steps

#8 Outdoor Room

#7 Big Planters

#6 Layer Your Landscaping

#5 Retaining Walls

#4 Stones Paths

#3 Walkways

#2 Lush Lawn

#1 Big Trees

Meet the Host

Jason Cameron

After working his way through college as a carpenter, the DIY Network host turned his passions for home improvement and landscaping into a career as a licensed contractor.
All About Jason

About the show

Nothing is more embarrassing than having the ugliest yard on the block — especially when your neighbors call you out. Armed with creative solutions, licensed contractor Jason Cameron transforms a negligent neighbor's troubled yard into an outdoor showplace — in only one day. From new planting beds and big, new trees to fresh paint and fencing, DIY Network's Desperate Landscapes is all about going from helpless to beautiful!

Episodes

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Episode 4

An Edible Transformation

DIY Network's Jason Cameron heads to sunny San Diego to rescue the Schotts and their neighbors from their concrete jungle. With the help of his team, Jason helps this expectant couple replace the concrete in their yard with an edible landscape. See how Jason uses cedar to detract from the concrete with a shadowbox fence and builds custom veggie planters. Watch edible trees, shrubs and plants make this huge lot beautiful and tasty!

Friday
Apr 17

10:30am | 9:30c

Episode 6

Join the Club

The O'Gradys live on a street filled with garden club members, and they just don't fit in. That's why they've turned to DIY Network licensed contractor, Jason Cameron to help. Jason's brining in an excavator to rip out the old before he bring in the new. He fixes up the house with a new fiberglass door, a fieldstone entryway and a gravel walkway. See how steel edging and weed fabric will ensure the walkway won't walk away.

Friday
Apr 17

11am | 10c

Episode 8

Childhood Memories

The Suarez family bought a house in the neighborhood they grew up in. Their childhood friends are still their neighbors - and they aren't happy! That's why they turn to Jason Cameron and his team to bring some much needed TLC to the home. Watch as Jason brings in elements from the whole neighborhood to help this landscape go from worst to first.

Friday
Apr 17

11:30am | 10:30c

Episode 2

A P.R. Disaster

Kristie is a successful professional in the public relations industry, but she has a P.R. disaster on her hands when it comes to her landscape. Her roommates and neighbors are tired of looking at this eyesore and are ready for a change - and fast! That's Jason's call to bring in custom shutters, a cool new Quartzite flooring for the porch and a monster stump grinder to clear out the landscape.

Friday
Apr 17

12pm | 11c

Episode 4

Who's Laughing Now?

This time Jason heads to Woodland Avenue, where Jim and Marsha Burton are the butt of many neighbors' jokes. Their porch is falling apart, there's no landscaping and they need a new sidewalk. The solution? Jason brings in heavy machinery, beautiful new steps and plenty of plants to show the neighbors the Burtons' yard is no laughing matter.

Friday
Apr 17

12:30pm | 11:30c

Episode 6

Mustard Gone Bad

Jason is on hand to help two dedicated rehabbers fix up their desperate landscape. Neighbors describe the house as "mustard gone bad," so Jason brings in gallons of paint and a new entry door, rips out the old dated sidewalk and builds a brand-new arbor to put the complaints to rest.

Friday
Apr 17

1pm | 12c

Episode 8

A Perfect 10

Jason heads to Las Vegas to help two amazing acrobatic artists. He's bringing in huge boulders, tons of rock and plenty of plants to fix this desperate landscape, but will the judging neighbors give the yard a perfect 10?

Friday
Apr 17

1:30pm | 12:30c

Episode 10

Back to School

Jason is heading back to school to help an elementary principal put in a new landscape at the school's brand-new building. The Desperate Landscapes crew builds benches, plants huge trees and installs something they never have before - a time capsule.

Friday
Apr 17

2pm | 1c

Episode 12

Where Are They Now?

Jason revisits some former desperate landscapes to find out what the homeowners did after he left. Are their lawns lush and green, or have they become desperate once again?

Friday
Apr 17

2:30pm | 1:30c

Episode 1

Rescue Us!

DIY Network's Jason Cameron heads to Carlsbad, California to rescue the Czapinski firefighting husband and wife team from a fiery mess. Jason brings in his team and transforms a crumbling driveway to a paver and green space masterpiece with a walkway to match. After installing synthetic turf, painting an entire house and bringing in over 60 indigenous plants to Southern California, the neighbors come home to a jaw dropping transformation - all in under 8 hours!

Friday
Apr 17

3pm | 2c

Episode 3

The Entry Flip

DIY Network's Jason Cameron heads to Willard Avenue to help the Grubbs family find their front door. What was once the area's original majestic farmhouse is now the most majestic eye-sore! With the help of some serious excavating equipment, Jason demos a wrap-around porch and dodges a potential project ender with some mason work and quick thinking. The neighbors come home to find a completely transformed house that no longer leaves the front entrance in question.

Friday
Apr 17

3:30pm | 2:30c

Episode 5

A Tropical Depression

The Aguerres' front yard doesn't fit in with the lush tropical neighborhood of Pembroke Pines, Fla. DIY Network's Jason Cameron and his team bring the Aguerres' love for Key West into their landscape to appease their complaining neighbors. Watch as Jason brings out the excavator to demo a huge concrete wall and replace it with metal fabricated paneled walls that provide privacy for the homeowners and eye-candy for the neighbors. Jason also transforms one of those walls into a glass tiled water feature in the front and adds a special surprise for the homeowners' eyes only.

Friday
Apr 17

4pm | 3c

Episode 7

Stable to Stunning

Michael Linsday and Manuel Quintero bit off a bit more than they could chew when trying to convert an old caretaker's house and horse stable into something that would fit into this San Diego neighborhood. Their neighbors are unhappy and that's why they turn to DIY Network's Jason Cameron for help. Jason repairs a falling down pergola and helps save a huge 100-year-old fig tree!

Friday
Apr 17

4:30pm | 3:30c

Episode 2

Time to Play!

The Hyde and Jones families have inherited a huge property that is long overdue for some much needed attention. This brother-sister act teams up with DIY Network's Jason Cameron to transform their neglected side lot into a playground that the entire neighborhood will enjoy. Jason custom builds a playhouse, teeter-totter and swing. See how these projects are simple enough even for the novice DIYer.

Friday
Apr 17

8pm | 7c

Episode 4

An Edible Transformation

DIY Network's Jason Cameron heads to sunny San Diego to rescue the Schotts and their neighbors from their concrete jungle. With the help of his team, Jason helps this expectant couple replace the concrete in their yard with an edible landscape. See how Jason uses cedar to detract from the concrete with a shadowbox fence and builds custom veggie planters. Watch edible trees, shrubs and plants make this huge lot beautiful and tasty!

Friday
Apr 17

8:30pm | 7:30c

Episode 6

Join the Club

The O'Gradys live on a street filled with garden club members, and they just don't fit in. That's why they've turned to DIY Network licensed contractor, Jason Cameron to help. Jason's brining in an excavator to rip out the old before he bring in the new. He fixes up the house with a new fiberglass door, a fieldstone entryway and a gravel walkway. See how steel edging and weed fabric will ensure the walkway won't walk away.

Saturday
Apr 18

7am | 6c

Episode 3

The Entry Flip

DIY Network's Jason Cameron heads to Willard Avenue to help the Grubbs family find their front door. What was once the area's original majestic farmhouse is now the most majestic eye-sore! With the help of some serious excavating equipment, Jason demos a wrap-around porch and dodges a potential project ender with some mason work and quick thinking. The neighbors come home to find a completely transformed house that no longer leaves the front entrance in question.

Saturday
Apr 18

7:30am | 6:30c

Sunday
Apr 19

1pm | 12c

Sunday
Apr 19

1:30pm | 12:30c

Episode 2

A Desperate Landscape at Blog Cabin

Jason Cameron teams up with Chris Grundy for one of the final projects at Blog Cabin. This dynamic duo installs new stairs for the front porch, sleek stainless steel wires to act as the porch railing, and a vintage pergola with seating area to enjoy the beautiful views.

Sunday
Apr 19

2pm | 1c

Episode 4

Fixing an Artist's Ugly Landscape With Stainless Steel, Paint and Plants

Jason Cameron brings his Desperate Landscapes crew to an artist's ugly front yard. The artist's home features funky and fun artwork inside, but the front of the house is hidden by a huge six-foot wall and overgrown trees. Jason uses a concrete saw to cut the wall in half and a chainsaw to take down a tree. Once the landscape is opened up, Jason adds stainless steel planters to some unused arches. He adds a Pennsylvania Quartzite cap to the smaller wall and adds a custom-built stainless steel awning over the front door. If that weren't enough, there are custom-built stainless steel planters that fit over the front stoop, and homeowner Jason Hargis's artistic skills are put to the test by painting some funky planters for the entry way. The look is completed with a fresh coat of paint for the house and front door and some new furniture for the patio.

Sunday
Apr 19

2:30pm | 1:30c

Episode 6

A Landscape Gone to the Dog Gets New Life

It's a dog day in the landscape when licensed contractor, Jason Cameron, turns a Desperate Landscape into a play field for a dog named Votto. Jason borrows ideas from his huge Dream Dog Park makeover and puts them into one lucky family's yard. With a low maintenance fence, a covered patio and dog toys galore, Jason pulls out all the stops to create one beautiful landscape that people and pups can enjoy.

Sunday
Apr 19

3pm | 2c

Episode 8

Transforming a Radio DJ's Yard Into a TV-worthy Landscape

Jason Cameron heads to Chicago to help popular morning show DJ Kathy Hart and her husband Billy Baruth fix up their ugly front yard. The family lives in a neighborhood of perfectly manicured front lawns and theirs sticks out with its weeds and hidden front door. Jason brings his calvary to cut down a diseased tree, rip out an ugly sidewalk and paint the brick and wood siding. The landscape design includes a rustic cedar bridge, a Mexican beach pebble dry creek, a custom, curving poplar bench and a custom slate waterfall fountain.

Sunday
Apr 19

3:30pm | 2:30c

Episode 3

A Hot Mess

Jason hits Las Vegas to help a fire manipulator and his stilt-walking wife fix up their mess of a yard. Jason's plan calls for a new driveway, a natural stone sitting area and a fire pit. Plus, the homeowners have a surprise that may make Jason lose his lunch.

Wednesday
Apr 22

12pm | 11c

Episode 6

Mustard Gone Bad

Jason is on hand to help two dedicated rehabbers fix up their desperate landscape. Neighbors describe the house as "mustard gone bad," so Jason brings in gallons of paint and a new entry door, rips out the old dated sidewalk and builds a brand-new arbor to put the complaints to rest.

Wednesday
Apr 22

12:30pm | 11:30c

Episode 2

Time to Play!

The Hyde and Jones families have inherited a huge property that is long overdue for some much needed attention. This brother-sister act teams up with DIY Network's Jason Cameron to transform their neglected side lot into a playground that the entire neighborhood will enjoy. Jason custom builds a playhouse, teeter-totter and swing. See how these projects are simple enough even for the novice DIYer.

Wednesday
Apr 22

1pm | 12c

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