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Backyard Blitz

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About the Show

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 Genevieve116 •10d ago • Report
Hi my name is Genevieve and I am 20 years old and I am looking for the perfect birthday present for my Mum. 2 years ago my Dad had a stroke whilst driving and it turned my family upside down. He was in recovery for 5 months and my Mum had to work twice as hard just to provide for the family. She works as a Piano Teacher, a Chiropractic assistant and also runs her own business from home. She works from 7 am to 9 pm every day and is always tired and stressed. But she has never let her circumstances affect us kids and always tries her best to support us. Then at the end of last year he needed to have a stent put in his heart to clear a blocked artery. Which once again put him out of work for a while. Because of my Dads health problems in the last 2 years, he has been unable to do any strenuous activities including working in the backyard. My backyard has the potential to be absolutely stunning. It backs onto the darebin creek and includes a beautiful slope down to the lower section of the yard. However, in the past couple of years, mum and dad have not been able to maintain it and the garden has sadly become overgrown and untidy. My mum really wants to make a rock wall that extends down the slope and build a deck that extends from the end of the house. She tries her best to do what she can but she herself is not able to do any heavy lifting and neither is dad. I think it would actually be a highlight of her life if backyard blitz was able to help us out and fix up our backyard. Our backyard has the potential to be absolutely beautiful and unfortunately I just don't think Mum and Dad can do it. Please help us out Backyard Blitz. I cannot even explain how much it would help them out and how much happiness it would bring my parents.
Posted by Kelly1405 •13d ago • Report
Hi my name is kelly. I have a beautiful friend Bree who really needs a helping hand. She has a gorgeous autistic son Nate. He was diagnosed when he was 2. Bree and her husband Matt are tirelessly going above and beyond to ensure he gets the best treatments ( 80% out of their pocket) with speech pathologists, naturopaths, behavioural specialists etc they have done this as soon as he was diagnosed. As you can understand it has taken most of their life savings. Bree is such a humble person and never asks for anything, but I can see the stress and strain on her face - they also have an older daughter Charli which Bree feels she misses out alot as most weekends are guided around on how Nate is - I know Bree feels guilty for that! Charli is one of the most beautiful and caring little girls I have ever met- she has been picked on by her peers as well in having an autistic brother which was handled well by the school she attends but it breaks all of our hearts on how cruel kids can be to her. She is a strong little girl. Matty is currently doing an apprenticeship which sees him away 4 days of the week - which also puts more pressure on Bree - Nate is up most nights as he is in bed by 6.30pm and up anytime after 1am- as you can imagine Bree is exhausted. They have been in their home for over 22 years. The front and back garden is extremely basic with a pergola (no garage). They often talk about if they ever had enough money to buy a spa/ small pool they would - as This is one thing that Nate loves. Water calms him from the beach to the pool (with not many people around as he can't stand too much noise around him). Even with all this going on Bree constantly helps others by being a helper at not only Nate special school but also her daughters Charli. It is time that she receives something back. I beg of you to consider this please.... Thank you for considering this application kind regards kelly .
Posted by Jodie915 •26d ago • Report
Hi there... I'm writing ion on behalf of my adorable grandmother. She is a gorgeous soul, who is always happy to help others where she can. Always involved within her local golf club and still, at 83yrs old, finds a way to get out on the course at least once a week. She was once entrenched into Orchids and involved in the Orchid Club of South Australia where she became a life member and has published the club magazine. Herself and my late Grandpa even built a huge glass house in their backyard to propagate their prides and joy. Grandpa has passed some time ago and the glass house had become dangerous. Being such a Hazard as she now lives alone and as sad and emotional as it was to see it go, I'm pleased that my father decided it was time to dismantle and remove it. So now she has a "hole" in her yard. A void that was once a memory she had with her husband of over 60 years. I pray for your help.. a chance to develop a place to create new memories while nurturing the old... and attempt to fill a void
Posted by Carley41 •6w ago • Report
Hi backyard blitz, im writing because i would like to help pay my mum back. 2 years ago, i was diagnosed with kidney disease, i was put straight onto dialysis. It was then later discovered that i had tumors on my kidneys, so i under went chemotherapy, the tumors came back twice but now gone. Ive just suffered from a heart attack on top of the kidney problems. My mother is amazing woman, she works full time, whilst helping and looking after me, trying to pay my medical bills plus look after herself, as she has her own medical problems., i also have a sister and brother that she tries to keep up with as well. She is always helping others but never does anything for herself. She has a bathroom and kitchen that really need a makeover and a backyard that needs some love but she just hasn't the time or money to do anything. My mum has sacrificed so much for me and still does, she deserves something nice to happen/ or go her way. i would love to be able do something to say a small thank you to her. i would be so grateful if you guys could help at all. thank you very much :)
Posted by Kylie1585 •6w ago • Report
Hello we live in a small mining town in wickham Western Australia . We have lived here all our lives and my partner got made redundant a couple of weeks ago it was heart wrenching due to the iron ore price and there is little if any housing so we have been offered a shed to do up and we only have 2 months to move in . My partner is unwell and can not do all the Reno,s to this shed inside and out . It would be great if you guys could help in anyway to make this our new home as best as we can make it regards
Posted by Brooke690 •8w ago • Report
Hi blitz team!!
I'm currently a teacher at local community preschool in the rural town of Casino. Over the past two years the preschool has been trying achieve the children's dream of turning our desolate 'big' playground into a natural learning environment to enhance and promote children's learning. Our playground currently has two garden sheds and a sandpit, not the type of inspiring playground families and the community would hope for to promote children's learning and well being. Being a community preschool we have lots of willing volunteers to help build the garden but do not have the funds. The children have shared their ideas of what they would like in the garden (including a caravan). This encourage dramatic play.
A garden would not only promote children's learning at our centre but would provide a sensory garden that other centres in the community would be able to access.Please help make the children's dream learning environment become a reality!!!
Posted by Stephen524 •11w ago • Report
Hi, I have to face it , my backyard is ***. I have a dirty big hole that used to be an in ground pool .Fence falling down and my Houdini dog finds a way out no matter how many sleepers or bricks etc ,I put in her way. And my wood shed is disastrous .Mate one look at my backyard and you will say ***.... Anyway am taking the wife away in June for 50th birthday, its a Europe holiday we have had in the planning for 10 years.
What a great birthday surprise it would be if you guys appeared to fix what I cant. I am hopeless at building, you only need to see my makeshift fence to keep the dog in and you"ll see. Thinking along the lines deck over pool, with roof, for my outdoor kitchen which is 3 years old and still in boxes, would give the 5 grandchildren somewhere to play when they come over instead of throwing stones in my driveway for entertainment. New fence ,keep the dog in, and turn the dredded wood shed into a workshop, where I can use my many tools still unopened and out of warranty now after many years. Maybe then I could learn to use
This is about giving my wife something shes never had, an entertaining area for her 50th birthday, I want it to be a surprise so when we arrive back home she walks into it
the tears would would all be worth it
Regards Steve
Posted by Amanda2182 •12w ago • Report
Hi there. I was hoping to get some help for my ageing parents and their old tiny house. My dad has been disabled since I was about 5 due to a workplace accident. My mum is his full time carer. After raising 5 children and going through her own health issues my mum is struggling to keep up with the house work. The tiny house has way too much clutter and needs a serious make over. My dads medical problems have recently got worse and we dont know how much longer we have with him. We want to change a few things in the house to make it easier for my dad to get around. My mum really deserves a nicely renovated house after all these years of giving. I cant do this on my own... please help
Kind regards
a concerned daughter!
Posted by Brenda146 •21w ago • Report
I guys I've been a carer for 30 years for my Aunt who passed away last year, my intellectually handicapped brother 24 who sadly passed away 4 years and to my step father 56 who died in April this year. I moved my mum who is 67 who is palliative dialysis 3 days a week, riddled with osteo and rheumatoid arthritis weak heart , lung condition, bed bound into our home so we can close to her look after and make her comfortable. We never have time to enjoy our backyard and I want to have several get together parties for my mum and my backyard looks outdated. So I hope you respond
Posted by Claudine20 •21w ago • Report
6 months ago I married my husband, and construction had commenced on our house. Two days after our wedding, my hubby was hospitalized, his kidney transplant of 9 yrs was going into rejection, before the end of that week his employer told him he no longer had a job and recommended the disability pension,,,nice hey! Prognosis isnt good and we will need to find him another kidney in the not to long distant future. Less than a month ago we moved into our house, hubby has been in and out of hospital for the last 6 months, fortunately I am working, but there is no way we can afford to do anything to the backyard as I dont earn alot. If backyard blits could help us stop the shift sands of the Sahara from moving around our backyard, not only would be we so appreciative, but it would take some of the pressure away from us