Home improvement television isn’t limited to what can be done inside of the home. In fact, a number of great specialty shows focus only on front and backyard landscaping options and features. Whether you are considering a deck, hot tub, or concrete plunge pool, you can find inspiration for your landscaping project here.
Desperate Landscapes – DIY Network
The DIY Network is host to a number of great home improvement shows, and Desperate Landscapes helps transform some of the most troubled yards they can find. Transformations include new plants, patios, pavers, and water features.
While some of the work is on the extravagant side, much of it is accessible to the average homeowner. Tips are provided to help viewers turn their yards into a feature instead of leaving it an eyesore. And considering curb appeal can improve a home’s value, it is definitely worth a look.
Curb Appeal – HGTV
Another show that focuses on how to raise your home’s value through landscaping choices, Curb Appeal makes it there sole mission. Many people don’t realize how improved landscaping can improve their home’s first impression. For those looking to sell, or even refinance, getting your yard in order can help you earn dollars down the road.
Much of the tips provided can be easily applied by homeowners, giving them an opportunity to get their hands dirty in the name of improved curb appeal. The show is led by a host that is both an architect and interior designer, ensuring both form and function are considered with all of the updates. Check the show out and see how a bit of paint here and new plants there can make a dramatic difference.
Yard Crashers – DIY Network
Another DIY Network favorite features homes that weren’t necessarily expecting a makeover. Another one of the television shows features the results of “guerilla” renovations: Yard Crashers. Families are chosen partially by chance. The host makes trips to local home improvement stores across the country, looking for people who could use some help with their backyards.
Once selected, there is a whirlwind renovation over one weekend. Homeowner’s help with the work, and have input into the design, but much of what the new landscape becomes is thanks to the show. The majority of the work is manage by professionals, and homeowners can see improvements like new decks or patios, water features, fire pits, and more.
Ultimate Pools – HGTV
For those who like to dream of pools that would be the envy of everyone in town, Ultimate Pools is the ideal show. You can see some of the most dramatic pools found in the backyards of people across the country. While this show focuses more on what is already there, and not a renovation in action, it can certainly inspire anyone to reconsider their pool dreams.
The Outdoor Room – HGTV
If you find outdoor living appealing, then The Outdoor Room is a great choice. Outdoor spaces are transformed into additional living space. It can be an ideal solution for those with a smaller home who want to expand their options, as well as those who live in areas where the weather promotes spending more time outdoors. Whether you are looking for space to relax, play, or entertain, you are sure to find something to get your creative juices flowing.