Wednesday Dec 22 2010 comments Rocklin neighbors revamp yards for 'Turf War' By: Photos by Kim Palaferri/Special to The Placer Herald -A +A Kim Palaferri/ Special to The Placer HeraldA snowman sculpture created by Auburn Resident Norm Tucker and Meadow Vista Resident Marc Krupin stands 14 feet that is lit up too. Kim Palaferri/ Special to The Placer HeraldScott Hallums of Earthscapes Designs in Roseville creates a custom bench that is more like a piece of art. Kim Palaferri/ Special to The Placer HeraldLorraine White of Fikes Studio cuts out Styrofoam objects that will later be a finished snowman during the Turf War competition. Kim Palaferri/ Special to The Placer HeraldWith lots of excited energy, John Kluenker with his Maggie and his girlfriend Kelly Culpepper watch their dream come to reality with the yard renovation going on behind them. John purchased a home that was foreclosed on two years ago and the yard was not maintained during that time. Kim Palaferri/ Special to The Placer HeraldCamera crews on the set of the DIY Network?s show Turf Wars readies in for a shot during a recent taping in a Rocklin neighborhood. Kim Palaferri/ Special to The Placer Herald Kim Palaferri/ Special to The Placer HeraldMaggie Kluenker puts the finishing touches on the front yard of her son?s home during a taping of an episode of Turf Wars scheduled to air next Christmas. Kluenker is on set helping her son try to win $10,000.00 with the 36 hour yard renovation and competition with a fellow neighbor. Kim Palaferri/ Special to The Placer HeraldA team working on the set of the DIY Network show Turf Wars hoists up a snowman sculpture created by Marc Krupin of Meadow Vista and Norm Tucker of Auburn, for a taping of a show to be aired next Christmas. Kim Palaferri/ Special to The Placer HeraldJohn Kluenker with his girlfriend Kelly Culpepper talk to camera crews on the set of DIY Network show Turf Wars where Kluenker?s home was re-landscaped in 2 days as part of a competition with a neighbor. Kim Palaferri/ Special to The Placer HeraldMarc Krupin of Cascade Gardens and crew created a waterfall feature in the front yard of John Kluenker?s home in Rocklin as part of a landscaping competition for the TV show Turf Wars. Kim Palaferri/ Special to The Placer HeraldConstruction crews on the set of DIY Network show Turf Wars rush in the final hours to get their back yard done during a competition. The crew and homeowner have around 36 yards to deconstruct and reconstruct a back yard where there is $10,000.00 at stake. The show is taping locally using local construction companies, designers and businesses for the nationally aired TV show.