By Stephanie CavanaughSpecial to The Washington Post
Jack Stein and Peter Meccariello had just finished renovating their narrow Victorian in Capitol Hill's Eastern Market neighborhood when they caught an episode of "Landscapers' Challenge" on HGTV.
On a whim, they applied to the show for a backyard overhaul and faster than you can say crabgrass, the show's producer called and the homeowners found themselves choosing among three garden designers to transform their jungle into an urban paradise.
"We wanted water close to the house that we could see and hear," said Meccariello, recalling their fantasy list. "And a grill area."