Desperate Landscapes

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  • 2007
  • 13 Seasons
  • 7.0  (30)

Desperate Landscapes is a television show that premiered in 2007 on the DIY Network. The show stars host and licensed contractor Jason Cameron, landscape designer Ghada Dergham, and construction expert Alex Parks. The show is all about transforming eyesore yards into beautiful, functional outdoor spaces.

Each episode of Desperate Landscapes begins with Cameron meeting with the homeowners to discuss their landscaping needs and goals. These homeowners have yards that are in desperate need of attention – overgrown, weed-ridden, and unkempt. Cameron is always up for the challenge though, and he and his team begin brainstorming ideas and planning how to turn these eyesores into envy-inducing outdoor spaces.

Once the plan is in place, Cameron and his team get to work. Over the course of a few days, they transform the yards using a combination of landscaping, hardscaping, and construction. They might install retaining walls, build new decks, plant trees and flowers, install outdoor lighting, or add a water feature, among other things. Throughout the process, Cameron provides tips and tricks for viewers who might be looking to tackle similar projects on their own.

One of the things that sets Desperate Landscapes apart from other home improvement shows is how involved the homeowners are. Cameron encourages the homeowners to pitch in and get their hands dirty, which adds a personal touch to the transformation. This also helps to keep the costs down, as the homeowners are often doing much of the labor themselves.

Ghada Dergham is the show's landscape designer, and she plays a crucial role in each transformation. She works with the homeowners to decide which plants and flowers will work best in their yard, taking into account factors like their climate, sunlight exposure, and personal preferences. In addition to selecting the right plants, Dergham also helps to create a cohesive look for the outdoor space, incorporating elements like color schemes and textures.

Alex Parks is the show's construction expert, and he helps to bring Cameron and Dergham's visions to life. Whether it's building a new deck or installing a retaining wall, Parks has the skills and expertise needed to make sure each project is completed safely and efficiently.

One of the things that viewers love about Desperate Landscapes is that the transformations are all done on a budget. Cameron and his team work within a set budget, often around $10,000, to create beautiful outdoor spaces that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing. This means that viewers can take inspiration from the show and apply it to their own yards, without breaking the bank.

Overall, Desperate Landscapes is a show that is both entertaining and informative. Viewers get to watch as Cameron and his team turn neglected yards into beautiful outdoor spaces, and they also learn tips and tricks that they can apply to their own landscaping projects. With its emphasis on working within a budget and involving the homeowners in the transformation process, Desperate Landscapes is a refreshing take on the home improvement genre.

Desperate Landscapes is a series that is currently running and has 13 seasons (149 episodes). The series first aired on April 5, 2007.

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7. Most Desperate Landscape 2016
May 30, 2016
Jason Cameron conducts a nationwide search to find America's Most Desperate Landscape. His search ends in Roswell, GA, at the home of Randi and Tim. They have broken concrete, a horrible roof, and a retaining wall that is falling.
Adding Art to an Ugly Yard
6. Adding Art to an Ugly Yard
April 30, 2016
Ya Langford is a popular St. Petersburg, Florida, artist with an ugly front yard. She and her husband Vic are in need of some serious help, so Jason plans a landscape overhaul with glass, steel and synthetic turf.
Creating Paradise in St. Pete
5. Creating Paradise in St. Pete
April 30, 2016
Chris McDonough fled Philadelphia's cold winters for a sunnier life near the beach, but her yard is anything but sunny. Jason has a plan to turn Chris's yard into a tropical paradise to match the rest of her neighborhood.
Tear Down That Wall
4. Tear Down That Wall
April 16, 2016
Jason Cameron tears down a wall and builds a bridge to a beautiful new landscape with a paver walkway and a midcentury modern paint color.
A Victorian Landscape Dream
3. A Victorian Landscape Dream
April 16, 2016
Jason Cameron designs a charming landscape with a Victorian-inspired trellis, beautiful fountain and front porch bed swing.
Midcentury Landscape
2. Midcentury Landscape
April 3, 2016
Jason Cameron creates a fun and funky midcentury landscape and patio with a family-friendly vibe.
Wooded Wonderland
1. Wooded Wonderland
April 3, 2016
With goat and chainsaw power, Jason Cameron turns an overgrown forest into a wooded wonderland with a huge deck and a zipline.
Where to Watch Desperate Landscapes
Desperate Landscapes is available for streaming on the DIY Network website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Desperate Landscapes on demand at Discovery+, Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    April 5, 2007
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (30)