Season 11, Episode 9

Transforming a Muddy Pit Into an Entertaining Oasis in Urban Chicago

Jason Cameron and his crew face a tough challenge to create a yard fit for entertaining and for dogs as one Chicago couple hopes to transform their muddy front yard into an oasis for friends and family. Jason's plan calls for adding privacy to the yard with lush plantings. He installs a huge travertine patio, a copper bar for icing down adult beverages and adds custom-built couches for seating. Jason also adds a special area for the dogs with artificial turf, a fire hydrant and a fresh water drinking stand.
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After Picture Of Landscaped Front Yard

This after picture shows a newly landscaped front yard with plants, shrubbery and a shade tree.

Contemporary Patio with Wicker Furniture

A contemporary patio with neutral wicker furniture and wood cover is shown, as seen on DIY Network's Desperate Landscapes.

Photo By: Gary Payne/Getty Images

Front Yard After Landscaping Makeover

The landscaping makeover for this home included work to widen the front steps, opening up the entrance.

Tropical Patio and Cover

A tropical-inspired patio with a wood cover is shown, as seen on DIY Network's Desperate Landscapes.

Photo By: Gary Payne/Getty Images

Dark Wicker Furniture

Gray wicker furniture in a backyard is shown, as seen on DIY Network's Desperate Landscapes.

After Picture Of Front Yard Landscaping Outside Brick Home

View of front yard with blue wood box planters holding plants and flowers outside a brick exterior home.

Leaf Shaped Stepping Stones After Landscaping Makeover

This landscaping makeover features leaf shaped stepping stones and a walkway leading to a patio.

After Picture Of Front Yard Makeover

A colonial home boasts a newly manicured front yard after a landscaping makeover.

Big And Bold Front Yard Landscaping Design After Makeover

An unused sunporch was removed, opening up space for a new planting bed and Bermuda shutter.

Post Landscaping Makeover Front Yard

Large front yard after being landscaped with new plants, trees, grass, and mulch.

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