Top 23 Makeovers From America’s Most Desperate Landscape

Relive Jason Cameron’s best makeovers from the show plus get ideas for your own yard with these incredible transformations.

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Before: Main Entrance

Let’s start the tour at the gate leading onto the Hoofards’ property. Sitting center stage in the large driveway is a circular planting bed with an unusual fountain. Regardless of what the letters spell out, this fountain is not very welcoming.
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After: Main Entrance

After removing the globe fountain, the front planting bed was revamped with new tropical and drought-resistant foliage, as well as a kick-butt new cougar fountain.
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Before: Front Entryway

Chase (age 4) and his faithful companion Maggie are looking forward to the remodel of the home’s entryway.
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After: Front Entryway

We asked you to vote on the front door color, you overwhelmingly selected red. New pavers line the steps and walkway.
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Before: Front Yard

The front of the home looked a little tired with its overabundance of concrete. The portico is out-of-proportion with its too-skinny wood columns and uneven brick light posts.
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After: Front Yard

The portico columns and light posts were redone in stacked stone. The new red door, redwood fence and pergola all match the terra cotta roof to create a cohesive look.
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Before: Exterior

Before Connie and Jason acquired this place, the house was home to Connie’s father’s construction business and her brother-in-law’s contracting business. So the yard was never manicured for family leisure time, it was used to park dump trucks and heavy equipment.
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After: Exterior

Viola! No walls or windows were replaced, but the house looks completely different thanks to a new coat of paint, board-and-batten shutters and a timber-framed pergola over the entry. The lush landscaping makes for a park-like setting. Instead of a water-hungry lawn, drought-tolerant plants and low-maintenance groundcovers were used because they’re more likely to thrive in the hot, dry climate. The tiered fountain lends an elegant Southwestern flair and complements the stucco-surfaced home.

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