Behind the Scenes at Americas Most Desperate Landscape 2018

Check out exclusive behind-the-scenes photos as Jason Cameron and crew, with help from homeowners Shonda an Dywayne Watkins, transform a dismal backyard in Mississippi into a multifaceted outdoor retreat.

Photo By: Matt Blair

Photo By: Matt Blair

Photo By: Matt Blair

Photo By: Matt Blair

Photo By: Matt Blair

Photo By: Matt Blair

Photo By: Matt Blair

Photo By: Matt Blair

Photo By: Matt Blair

Photo By: Matt Blair

Photo By: Matt Blair

Photo By: Matt Blair

Photo By: Matt Blair

Photo By: Matt Blair

Photo By: Matt Blair

AMDL 2018: Behind the Scenes

Host Jason Cameron in the Watkins family's new outdoor kitchen.

AMDL 2018: Behind the Scenes

Homeowners Shonda and Dywayne Watkins of Florence, Mississippi pose for a pic with host Jason Cameron.

AMDL 2018: Behind the Scenes

The Watkins family (L to R: Dywayne, Shonda and their two sons, Garrett and Tristan) in their newly transformed backyard

AMDL 2018: Behind the Scenes

Designer, Jennifer Petronella during construction of the new patio

AMDL 2018: Behind the Scenes

Host Jason Cameron

AMDL 2018: Behind the Scenes

Homeowner Shonda Watkins pitches in with the new backyard lanscaping.

AMDL 2018: Behind the Scenes

Homeowner Dywayne Watkins cuts pieces for the construction of the rotating TV wall capable of rotating 180 degrees to allow viewing from the spa deck and the outdoor living room.

AMDL 2018: Behind the Scenes

Jason works on components for the swivel mount for the outdoor TV.

AMDL 2018: Behind the Scenes

Jason installs new exterior paneling that surrounds the outdoor spa.

AMDL 2018: Behind the Scenes

Jason fashioned concrete planters that bookend the two ens of custom patio benches made from lumber salvavge from demolishing the old wood fence and deck.

AMDL 2018: Behind the Scenes

Jason and homeower Dywayne Watkins work together on creating the concrete planters.

AMDL 2018: Behind the Scenes

AMDL 2018: Behind the Scenes

The new gas grill in the outdoor kitchen gets put to the test.

AMDL 2018: Behind the Scenes

The Watkins family now has a newly re-created backyard with several distinct zones for relaxing and entertaining.

AMDL 2018: Behind the Scenes

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