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Backyard Blitz

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Join host and landscape designer Jamie Durie, builder Scott Cam, horticulturalist Jody Rigby and landscaper Nigel Ruck for this Logie-winning series. Watch the team as they blitz their way through the backyards of Australian families and communities, all of whom are well-deserving recipients of these spectacular makeovers. From the perfect entertainer’s garden, to the ideal space for quadruplets and an entire street blitz no job too big or too small. Join Jamie and the team as they take over Australia one backyard at a time in Backyard Blitz.

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Posted by Natalie1686 •1d ago • Report
Hello.

My dad is the hardest working man I know. He wakes up at 4am every morning and works 6 days a week. Mostly gets home at around 6.30 - 7pm. But doesn't stop there, on Sundays he catches up on paperwork and tries his best to fix up the house where he can. He used to go every Sunday to his aunties farm (deceased) to feed the cows and fix up the fence.
My dad does his best to provide for me and my brother. Working so hard so we can be happy and know he's doing a good job.
For a year now we have had a dog named Sadie and she has ruined our back yard. Destroying the beautiful grass we once had and she has taken out our Rosemary bush.
i hope this could be a chance to help out my dad to have a fantastic team to renovate the back yard as he never has time to do it.
A bit of a helping hand would be 1000 times appreciated. I would love to put a smile on my dads face and take one heavy weight off his shoulders. As a sigh of relief to having a beautiful backyard.

Natalie Castellan
Posted by Bronwen49 •8d ago • Report
Hi myself and my partner and two boys have just brought a house 3 years ago with the help of my partner parents John and lynette who have just retieded and are traveling around Australia in a caravan and they are home bassing with us. With one of the bedrooms we knocked a whole in the the wall that joined up too a big room that was being use to store things which we have now tured in to a bathroom, bedroom and lounge /kitchen which we did all but the plumbing ourselves. Which is fine but my partner has arthritis which is start to get quite bad not that he would tell you and he is a sparky by traide so the small thing are gettinh hard. This by itself would be ok but my kidneys have started to shut down and im going to have to start dyalise soon and centerlink says that christain earns to much money for them to help us we are try to put our oldest son through a trainership but we are only bearly making it . And I would just love to be able to sprise my partner with the back garden looking nice and he not have to end up in pain for week after getting it done . So if you could help that would make a difference to us. Thank you for reading this comment kind regards Bronwen Callaghan .
Posted by Bronwen49 •8d ago • Report
Hi Jamie and team. We brought our home 4 year ago with the help of my in-laws who have retired and are traveling around Australia when they're are not on the road they will home base with us so they could have there own space we cut a whole in the back bedroom that led into a game/stored room. It is now a granny flat with bathroom walk in robe bedroom and a lounge room/ kitchen all of which my lovely partner Christian and other family members built. The problem is that christain has arthritis and its not getting any better and Im not much help as I have just been told that my kidneys are failing and I will have to start dyalise very soon which means I cant work even if I want to no one will hire me. What I was hopeing you could help me with is a small make over in the backyard to show him how much all that he had done for me means to me . And so for once he can have a nice garden and not be in pain for a week after the work is done. Thank you for reading my message Kind regards Bronwen Callaghan.
Posted by Laura410 •15d ago • Report
Hi Jamie, We have been in the house for 7 years. With much hard work and all of our savings we renovated the inside. However, we have a big blank canvas of a backyard which tapers in at the back to only 10m wide. Our block is just shy of 1000m2, and we really are not sure what to do with the space. Ideally we would love a deck and some garden beds, with eventually in the future, maybe a pool! We have 3 children under 10. We have 2 indoor cats and a small dog. After we had child number 3, who sadly was born sleeping, I left my job of 14 years to start a new venture to get me through the hard time. Since then we sold that business, because two years on and we have our beautiful child number 4, our rainbow baby. She has brought such light to all our lives, but with extra medical costs we are still catching up on the bills, and only on one income so I could be at home with my baby. I have worked ever since I was 14/9months so this has been quite different for me to be a stay at home mum. Would love even the slightest makeover! Laura.
Posted by SHAHARAZAAD •17d ago • Report
Hi,
I have 6 kids that I raised myself . 5 boys one girl . I work in disability and love helping people . Everyone has a story to tell and hardship in their life .. I recently purchased a home and I am so very grateful. I am
Very good with interior decorating and managed to a lot of work myself in the interior of the house . On the 6th of March 2016 my son Adam had a motorbike accident breaking 12 bones and cheated death .. I have gone back to casual employment so I can care for him. I often look in my backyard and wish and pray so hard I could get that beautiful scenery,overlooking a beautiful garden / entertainment area. I don't have the money and I am completely hopeless in what to do . I would love a backyard makeover ! I believe after hardship comes ease . Thank you for your time ??
Contact 0416355629
Shezgaff@hotmail.com
Posted by Bee25 •20d ago • Report
Hi, I'm about 21 weeks pregnant (have waited 1.5 years for my miracle) and my husband I bought a 1980's home in Perth. We have a backyard that needs a huge makeover and we are getting a wonderful group called Shalom House which is a drug rehab centre helping men and families in their community to help restore our yard. Would be great to have you work with them. It's a great initiative. Many thanks :)
Posted by Samantha835 •5w ago • Report
Hi I'm a young nurse who moved into the definition of a fixer-upper with my partner. He has a young boy who we want to give the work but can't find the savings to make the house fit for a little prince. Just having a stable home for a blended family would make the work of difference to our new age family xoxoxo
Posted by Karen3017 •7w ago • Report
My lovely boyfriend Chance just bought a house . He is a paraplegic since 1988.But he has trouble getting around the yard we are slowly trying different ways to make life a little easier especially when depression sets in so as you can imagine I try to keep his spirits up. but we could do with a garden makeover The back yard is split levels and the front is slightly sloped
Karen 0412465108
kassiecazz@gmail.com
Posted by Darrin41 •7w ago • Report
hello backyard blitz team my name is Darrin mcdonald and i would love your HELP PLEASE i live in moe victoria a friend of mine who also lives up here with his two daughters and up until resently his wife who passed away on easter sunday. his daughter are meg who is just about to turn 7 and ashley who is 9 they are finding it very hard without there mother. So i was wondering if there was anyway you guys and girls could see it in your heart to come up and renavat there backyard so the girls would have some where lovely to play and escape hopefully it might help take there mind off lossing there mother just a little bitt. Claire who is there mother was a very big part of this community and did a lot of stuff for every one else and asking nothing in return. She was also a very big part of the girls life her and her husband Jamie were at every event and fund rasier. PLEASE if you can help it would be a very big thing for this family and the community. THANK YOU please contact me if you can on 0438372476
Posted by Georgina281 •8w ago • Report
Hi Jamie,
We would love your help with our garden. My father was the avid gardener in our family. He made it into a haven. However he passed away in February last year and my mum and I have been trying to restore/up keep it to its former glory but we can't. Mostly due to my time constraints (with work and study) and mum having a partial disability. Between us we get some of the gardening done but it's not what it used to be. It's a bit like a mausoleum now with Dad gone. We 'see' him everywhere and some of the trees are thriving (I have found talking to them does wonders) but the weeds are out of control. So I know I could probably spend more time trying to renovate it myself but I am so ignorant in this field. There is much to do and I would love for it to be low maintenance so it could be manageable. Our yard is so big we don't know where to start. I leave the house everyday and take mum out when I can (as she can't go far with her rollator) however the garden for her is her escape when she's not out and about. I would love it if you could help us with this. More for my mum than me.