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This DIY show, hosted by Jason Cameron (a licensed contractor), is focused on helping the viewer learn how to tackle problem or troubled landscapes and transform them into appealing, eye-catching venues. The show covers everything a home or property owner might want to know about basic landscaping and fixing problem lawns, driveways, backyards, approaches and more. Each show typically entails a particular project from start to finish and also includes additional tips and hints, use of tools and types of materials needed all related to the current project being highlighted. Some example topics include, "How to Build a Gate", "How to Create Planter Boxes", "How to Repair Concrete Steps".

At the beginning of each show the viewer is introduced to a real family or property owner that has a problem yard, lawn or other issues related to landscaping and Cameron then steps they and the viewer through what needs to be done to fix or improve the problems or problem area. Often times, the yards or landscapes highlighted are in such bad shape that interviews with neighbors or surrounding business owners are featured with their complaints about the offending property. In addition, the show regularly features guest contractors and experts in fields related to the project at hand as well as advice on how and where to shop for needed tools and materials. Overall, Desperate Landscapes is a genuine blend of reality television mixed and sound, practical advice on how the viewer can tackle everyday problems with their own yards, drives and patios.

The show is produced and directed by Jay Shatz and was developed in conjunction with the show's host, Cameron, who has a longtail history in professional contract work as well as similar television appearances as a guest host or expert. The show has ten (10) seasons currently available, with an 11th in production and also has several two-hour specials as part of its on-going lineup.

Wednesdays at 9:00 pm et/pt on DIY Network
13 Seasons, 142 Episodes
April 5, 2007
Reality, Home & Garden
7.1/10
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Desperate Landscapes Full Episode Guide

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Jason Cameron designs a charming landscape with a Victorian-inspired trellis, beautiful fountain and front porch bed swing.

  • Jason Cameron creates a fun and funky midcentury landscape and patio with a family-friendly vibe.

  • With goat and chainsaw power, Jason Cameron turns an overgrown forest into a wooded wonderland with a huge deck and a zipline.

  • A wishing well wish for a fire hazard-free yard comes true.

  • Jason Cameron works in the rain to create an Asian landscape.

  • Jason Cameron finds and fixes America's ugliest yard in Escondido, California, with some help from DIY Network's online voters.

  • Jason Cameron creates a Hawaiian vibe in a California yard with paint, plants and sea turtles.

  • Jes Mayer saved up for months to buy an old home in Cincinnati. The house has a huge yard for her two sons but with a big yard came more work than Jes could handle. Jason Cameron plans to breathe new life into this old beauty.

  • Jason Cameron brings a bit of the beach to an ugly yard.

  • Jason builds a play space for kids and a beautiful ipe deck for the adults.

  • Jason Cameron fights rain to bring a new gazebo and volcanic rock to a Seattle yard.

  • Jason brings a mountain vibe into a xeriscape in Albuquerque, NM.

  • Kevin and Annamarie Cronin have moved into Annamarie's childhood home. While they worked hard to make the inside their own, the outside is a mess. Neighbors hate the barren landscape, the yellow front door, and they wonder what's up with all the gnomes.

  • Jason saves a firefighter and an ER nurse from their Desperate Landscape.

  • Jason Cameron finds America's Most Desperate Landscape 2014 in Texas.

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