The BBC used to air a show called Ground Force, where a team of quasi-amateurs would do a makeover on someone's yard over a weekend. It was one of our favorite shows, and while the link is a pale ghost of the late and very much lamented program, it will give you the flavor of what they'd do (no embedding because the BBC have no idea of marketing in the Internet age..
That was landscape construction gone right. If you mix in the team from the BBC's excellent Top Gear, you get a hilarious comedy of errors.
We laughed until we cried. Sure do miss Ground Force, though.