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Outdoor makeover contest Week 5: A mud pit

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This nasty view is the result of a beautification project put on hold after a sewer line break. This trellised, torn-up corner was supposed to have a pondless waterfall, landscaping, plants and lighting.

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A Berlin Gardens adirondack seating area with four or six chairs around a table would cost $3,000 to $5,000.

Courtesy of Viking Ski and Patio Shop

A Berlin Gardens adirondack seating area with four or six chairs around a table would cost $3,000 to $5,000.

Courtesy of Viking Ski and Patio Shop

A Berlin Gardens adirondack seating area with four or six chairs around a table would cost $3,000 to $5,000.

Courtesy of Viking Ski and Patio Shop

A Lloyd Flanders set could provide a seating area with sofa and a love seat with two lounge chairs around the pond with dining behind it in all-weather vinyl wicker with aluminum frame and cushions.

Courtesy of Viking Ski and Patio Shop

A Lloyd Flanders set could provide a seating area with sofa and a love seat with two lounge chairs around the pond with dining behind it in all-weather vinyl wicker with aluminum frame and cushions.

Courtesy of Viking Ski and Patio Shop

Tropitone Ravello deep seating with fire pit would cost around $6,500.

Courtesy of Viking Ski and Patio Shop

A waterfall would help this family realize their dream backyard.

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Last summer, my husband and I started a backyard makeover project around our wooden deck. Over the course of several weekends, we jack-hammered out an old concrete pond and waterfall left behind by the previous homeowners.
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    • This nasty view is the result of a beautification project put on hold after a sewer line break. This trellised, torn-up corner was supposed to have a pondless waterfall, landscaping, plants and lighting.
    • A Berlin Gardens adirondack seating area with four or six chairs around a table would cost $3,000 to $5,000.
    • A Berlin Gardens adirondack seating area with four or six chairs around a table would cost $3,000 to $5,000.
    • A Berlin Gardens adirondack seating area with four or six chairs around a table would cost $3,000 to $5,000.
    • A Lloyd Flanders set could provide a seating area with sofa and a love seat with two lounge chairs around the pond with dining behind it in all-weather vinyl wicker with aluminum frame and cushions.
    • A Lloyd Flanders set could provide a seating area with sofa and a love seat with two lounge chairs around the pond with dining behind it in all-weather vinyl wicker with aluminum frame and cushions.
    • Tropitone Ravello deep seating with fire pit would cost around $6,500.
    • A waterfall would help this family realize their dream backyard.
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