'Backyard Takeover': Can Jamie Durie transform a weed-infected backyard into a wine lounge and play area?

Kirk and Trish admitted that they failed to take care of their backyard and it had reached a point where they did not feel comfortable opening their back door


                            'Backyard Takeover': Can Jamie Durie transform a weed-infected backyard into a wine lounge and play area?
Jamie Durie (HGTV)

Jamie Durie knows how to transform a backyard and turn it into a relaxing and welcoming area for a family. In the season premiere of the show Backyard Takeover, Jamie met with the Wingerson family who had been desperately waiting to transform their backyard into something wonderful. 

The family moved into their current home nearly a year ago but they failed to pay attention to the backyard and focused more on their house. It reached a point where the children felt scared to step into the backyard. Knowing how this needed to be changed, Kirk and Trish Wingerson, along with their daughters, Kaya and Keaton, welcomed Jamie into their home. Kirk and Trish admitted that they failed to take care of their backyard and it had reached a point where they did not feel comfortable opening their back door. However, Jamie was there to turn things around. After going through the backyard, Jamie knew how he would be able to transform the backyard. 

However, before doing that, he wanted to know what each of the family members wanted. Kirk revealed that he wanted a space where he and his wife could come and relax once their daughters went to sleep. Trish revealed that she was looking for a place that was inviting and welcoming towards their guests. Meanwhile, Kaya wanted a calming place where she could read books. Her sister, Keyton, on the other hand, was looking for an area where she would have space to jump around and do her sports activities. Even though everyone had different views, Jamie knew he had to make their wishes come true.

However, before starting the project, he had certain rules that the family needed to follow. The first rule involved that everyone should take part in transforming the backyard. The second rule was that the family had to spend the night camping in the backyard to connect with the surrounding. The third rule was inviting all friends and family to show the new renovation, and finally, they had to complete the entire renovation in four days. The Wingerson family thought it was far from possible to finish the entire thing in four days. However, with the help of everyone, there was a beaming hope at the end of the tunnel. 

Before starting the renovation, Jamie gave everyone their task. Kirk was responsible for the wine lounge, Trish had to work on the family area, Kaya, and Keaton had to work on planting new plants. With over 650 plants, the girls had a lot of work up their sleeves. Despite this, they got started with the work without wasting much time. During the renovation, the family got to build memories as they spent the night camping in the backyard. Trish and Kirk admitted that they valued the backyard more since they were working on renovating it. After four days, the family took a breath of relief as everything was put in place. Once they saw the final product, the Wingerson family was shocked. They promised to take care of the backyard moving forward.

'Backyard Takeover' airs on Fridays at 9 pm ET on HGTV.

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