DIY Network Has Put Out A Casting Call For People With ‘desperate’ Backyards

Is your yard messy, ugly, overgrown, under-weeded, junked-up, out-of-control or just plain gross? Great! Then you’d be perfect for the DIY Network show “America’s Most Desperate Landscape.”

The show, which radically transforms the yucky outdoor spaces of American homeowners, is currently searching for participants for its 2018 season.

A spot on the show earns you a “massive transformation,” according to DIY Network’s website. This can include the installation of brand new yard features, including “…patios or pergolas, stone walks or waterfalls… whatever it takes to create your perfect outdoor space for family time, a quiet retreat or lively entertaining.”

The DIY Network is actively looking for applicants, as you can see from their Facebook post:

Sounds awesome—especially when your yard project is being backed by the hefty budget of a TV network!

Apply Online

Think your outdoor space is dismal and feeling desperate enough to qualify?

You can apply for “America’s Most Desperate Landscape” 2018 on the website of Fog Edge Media.

The application involves submitting written information about you and your space, at least three photos (at least one a wide shot of your full yard), and a video showing your yard and your personality. (You must also post the video to YouTube.)

The application instructions also suggest getting your family involved in a fun, memorable way—”showcase your desperation,” as the instructions put it.

“America’s Most Desperate Landscape” is hosted by Jason Cameron, an actor and a licensed contractor. It’s currently in its third season. The DIY Network also airs the popular “Yard Crashers,” hosted by Matt Blashaw.

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Check out the 2016 gallery of transformations from “America’s Most Desperate Landscapes” to be inspired…and maybe just a little bit appalled? Some of those “befores” are pretty darn shocking. But I guess that’s what makes the “afters” so incredible.

And hey, if going on reality TV isn’t your idea of a great way to transform your landscape, we also have ideas for some affordable ways you can alter your space—on a budget, of course.