A Backyard Adventure

A thorny, dangerous backyard is transformed into safe, Italian-inspired landscape.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionTed and Tami Ries love the thrill of traveling to exotic places, but hate the dangers lurking in their own backyard.
Ted and Tami Ries live in a cozy Spanish-style bungalow in Los Angeles. The couple has traded adventurous travel for adventures in parenting! Now they want to turn their yard into a space that's exotic enough for them, but safe enough for their little girl.

Their neglected backyard is nothing but a large concrete slab surrounded by thorny bushes and prickly cacti. The couple would love to raise their daughter Zoe in a thorn-free environment, but know it will take a knowledgeable professional to undertake the task.