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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 Anne-Maree25 • 15d ago • Report
My best friend is a single mum living in Melbourne. She has done a wonderful job on her own raising her beautiful 19 year old daughter Maddie.
On November 14th 2013 Maddie was in a terrible car accident, seeing her & 3 of her friends spending months in hospital and having to learn to walk all over again. Maddie was in her first year of a paramedics course at uni, a career she has longed to do since seeing her first ambulance as a child. The accident has permanently damaged her legs, and although she can walk now, she will never be able to run. Paramedics is a tough course to get in to & you have to be fit & able bodied. She will never fulfill her dream as a paramedic and as a result is very depressed.
Maddie loves to entertain her friends. Her mother, already stretched financially, is considering extending the mortgage on her home to build an entertainment area & makeover her back yard to accommodate a sound proof party area for Maddie & her friends. She works sometimes 12 hours per day & with Maddie unable to work she can not afford such renovations.
I would love to see her & Maddie have their dream back yard. This is the most worthy of cases. Please help me help her.
Thanks
Posted by Sonya215 • 16d ago • Report
Dear Good Samaritan,

There are angels on earth and I would like to tell you about one I know. Her name is Sandra Klepzig-Leary, She is the most amazing lady! She left her marital home quite a few years ago to move in and look after her mother after the death of her father who Sandra had been caring for on a daily basis .He was Sandra’s rock and she idolized this wonderful man and so did the community! Sandra felt she had to step up to the plate and take over the role of caring for her mother Shirley who is wheelchair bound and a list of health issues needing 24/7 care. Sandra also cares for her beautiful daughter Ella who has Down syndrome. As this gorgeous little girl loves her Nanny and just loves to care for her because since she was a born she has watched her mother do just that. Sandra also works caring for children at the local Pre School two days a week ,just to keep their heads above water. The housing commission house is so inadequate for all of Shirley’s needs. Shirley is bedridden and in a wheelchair needing a lift to go between the two. She hardly ever gets out of the house except on the odd occasion but it is a major tactical manoeuvre to accomplish this. Sandra also managers to cook meals for the family including her husband who calls in daily to pick them up and to see his daughter Ella, He has just lost his job I hear and I can’t imagine how this will affect this fragile family. I haven’t even started on the backyard….Sandra just can’t maintain the yard it gets beyond her, and ***r little Ella can’t even go out to play as it is unsafe. I just don’t know how this lady keeps it all together, honestly with the loss of her father and sister to cancer you wonder how some people just keep giving! Please can you help? Or direct me to someone who can! My heart breaks every time I visit this amazing family!

Kind regards
Sonya
Posted by Marion152 • 23d ago • Report
Hi Guys
We are in desperate need of a back yard renovation. We are in our 40s and only just bought our first house nearly 2 years ago. We have done a couple of things to the backyard but my husband broke his ankle in a jet ski accident on the 18th of January and had to have surgery on it. Over two months he still isn't back at work and all of our savings are disappearing. Our backyard is a big mud pit when it rains and grass doesn't grow there either. Our dogs have ugly tarps over their kennels so they have shelter from the rain and sun. Our palm trees really need some attention as my husband can't tend to them and we can't afford a gardener at this point in time. Please please help us.....
Posted by Tamsin19 • 6w ago • Report
Hi; can you please consider helping me? Nine months ago, after four incredibly difficult years during which first I, then a year later my mother, then the following year my father all were diagnosed with cancer; my husband and I finally bought our first house. As I was recovering from my own treatment, I was nursing my mother, and then my father, both mostly at home, as they slowly died of their cancers.

In spite of the sadness and difficulties of those times, and my ongoing health challenges (post chronic-fatigue, and acute petro-chemical sensitivity), I do not feel sorry for myself. I am keenly aware of my blessings, and am deeply grateful for my wonderful husband and my two adult sons, of whom I’m very proud. My eldest has recently presented me with my first grandchild! So yes, recently my husband and I bought our first home, which is lovely; bright and spacious, with high ceilings and a bit of an unusual build.

As so often happens, even though the house was only built in 2006, there has been much more to rectify that we first anticipated. We have a real challenge – how to renew a narrow steep area down the side(s) of our house, including replacing/redesigning the rotting decking my husband put his foot through recently! This area really needs to work for the house. The garden has never been planted, and the deck is required to access the washing line. I would love to have some greenery, especially (long-term) to shade the house in hot weather, and ideally include an area for small-scale outdoor dining.

Honestly I feel quite out of my depth, and don’t know where to start! I see lots of great ideas on the shows, but not much relevant to this kind of challenge. Thanking you!
Posted by Tania431 • 6w ago • Report
Hi, I would like to nominate my Son for a backyard makeover. Although the makeover is for my Son it would be the greatest gift to my Husband. There is no greater gift to a Parent than to see their child happy. My Husband Tim is planning to undertake a chore that I feel will be a huge challenge to him. It is to build a 'skate park' for our only child, Jacob. This 'skate park' is approx 12m long and 3m wide. My Husband Tim is an amazing, inspirational man. He was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer 3 years ago at the age of 40 and Jacob at the age of 5. Tim endured nearly a year of treatment and with the utmost courage and determination, an amazing team of Doctors, indescribable support from family and friends and life altering surgery he is still with us today. Tim relapsed a year ago and once again overcame his hurdle. Tim inspires and amazes everyone around him. To meet him, you would never imagine what he has been through. His passion for life is infectious. He has returned to work after treatment at the earliest opportunity and continues to conduct his work at a standard higher than most. Lung Cancer has a very ***r success rate and we found ourselves absolutely floundering in the world of unknown. I would love for people to see that the outcome can be better than the diagnoses and a family cannot just survive, but flourish through this. Even more than that, I would love to see Jacob rewarded for the challenges he has had to endure at such a young age and I know that Tim could be given no greater gift than seeing his Son happy. That gift is truly priceless! Thank you for your time in reading our story. Tania
Posted by Suzanne469 • 6w ago • Report
My husband and I need a backyard makeover, we both work, have 3 kids and 2 dogs. I have a chronic pain issue with my right wrist for which i attend a pain management program 2 days a week and I have 7 weeks to go. I can't help my husband much with any garden work and to be honest, we are not green thumbs. We currently have scarce bark chips and dirt! We would both love to have an easily maintained area where we can entertain family and friends but most importantly go out and relax and the end of the working day and spend time on the weekend. Thanks :)
Posted by Nicole1207 • 8w ago • Report
Hi my name is Nicole Anticevic, the last 12 years have been debilitating, I have Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome along with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other conditions, for the last 10 years I have not been able to enjoy normal activities, with my kids friends housework etc. I have numerous psychiatrist, specialist reports that all say on a background of horrendous and long term childhood abuse including being sexually , psychological and physical abuse since I was made a ward of the state at 3months old until 16, I have missed out on a childhood and now my I have grandchildren whom I can't even hold due to my physical condition or look after them due my mental state. I am begging u for help I just want to be able to have a normal life my home is unsuitable and needs drastic help / benches need to be raised so I don't need to bend over . I need rehabilitation such as hydro therapy / swimming, multigym for strength training, other helpful things would be spa and massage chair I really need an partially enclosed outside patio built so I can try and get some of these things to aid in my recovery I just want to be able to hold play with my grand kids and have a reasonable life with minimal pain. I live at 8 banksia court in Romsey Vic 3433 ***ke_3@msn.com
I am unable to afford treatment so without help I will continue to have a ***r quality of help
Posted by Brea11 • 8w ago • Report
Hi Guys
I am a service supervisor of a respite home for people with a disability. Our centre has been helping families and careers in the community for the past 22 years, however funding that we receive is for service provision only and our ***r yard has been missing out for many many years. The staffing and service users would love nothing more than to access and use a functioning courtyard and back yard. We seriously need your help :-( Can you please consider helping us out :-) Many Thanks, desperately looking forward to hearing from you.
Posted by AngelEyes • 8w ago • Report
Hi guys I'm a regular watcher of your show, saving bits of info here n there and thought why not. I've just moved into a house that has dirt and fallen bark for a backyard. Wondering if you can help me. I have 2 boys who can't and won't help. I has a 1m sq garden in the house we moved out from and a carport. Here we have nothing. No carport/pergola..somewhere to entertain, somewhere to BBQ and eat, somewhere we can set up our exercise machine which I bought to help strengthen my leg which I broke in June last year and has left me reliant on a walking stick. I also have had a quadruple bypass at age 42 and am now having further heart trouble. This surgery left me suffering with severe depression. The only happiness I had was my garden. Can you please help turn this barren wasteland into my piece of paradise? Thanks
Posted by Shantell8 • 9w ago • Report
Hi Guys :)
Love your show...
Would love to nominate our backyard for a makeover ... It's looking very sad and run down I have 2 month old baby boy who will be up and running & wanting to play outside in no time however our backyard is just not suited for him ... We live in a battle axe so it's potentially our front yard as well ... Visitors have to enter through there and it's just horrible ... With run down sheds, ugly old bird Avery and unfinished deck due to me going into labour which is huge eye sore it's really not ideal place to want to spend time ...
Please please can you help :( thank you xxx