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Rocklin homes are must watch holiday TV

Pair of local houses to be featured on DIY Network’s “TurfWar”
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Two Rocklin homes will be featured in DIY Network’s “Turf War” show on Monday. “Turf Wars, a very popular show on DIY Network, shot a huge Christmas episode in Rocklin last year, including importing a lot of snow and ice,” said Beverly Lewis, director of the Placer-Lake Tahoe film Office. The premise of the show, she continued, is two neighbors get their yards redone/redesigned in two days, courtesy of local landscapers and businesses, friends and neighbors. For a day and a half, it was the design team for Christienne and Tom Lynn’s house versus Joe Kluenker’s team, reported the Placer Herald on Dec. 22. The neighborhood, off Aitken Dairy Road, was the set to four cameras, lots of local contractors and holiday cheer as the dueling teams revamped their outdoor living spaces. At the Kluenker’s house, the front yard was transformed into a type of winter wonderland with faux raccoons and a bear near a stream-like water feature. In the back, flagstone covered the cement walkway while fire and horseshoe pits, barbecues and entertainment area were constructed. At the Lynn residence, cutouts to look like melting snow lined the roofline, replica pine trees were scattered across the front yard, a heap of wrapped gifts were placed on the grass and snowmen decorated the lawn. According to Jody Pribyle, coordinating producer for local TV production company Idea Factory, 14 tons of snow was brought in for the unveiling. Both teams were required to incorporate two sleds in the design – transforming it into something other than a sled. At the Lynn house, the two sleds were welded together to form a seesaw. The winner of the competition will be announced during Monday’s show. ~ Staff report