About the show

In each episode professional landscaper Chris Lambton transforms a neglected backyard into an eye-popping outdoor family space, suitable for entertaining. Patios, water features, fire pits, arbors and truckloads of plants all will be revealed as the guests arrive to christen the new space with its first home run of a party...
Season 1, Episode 8

Backyard Makeover with a Tea Room Focal Point

Chris and his team are asked to turn a backyard filled with children's toys into a sophisticated outdoor space with a focal point that will draw visitors into the yard. Hillary, James and their 9-year-old daughter, Kate are desperate for a backyard upgrade. Kate has outgrown her playset and playhouse and wants a more grownup space where she can spend time with her mom. Her parents love to entertain and want a backyard renovation that will make better use of their large yard, while also being a beautiful complement to their traditional design aesthetic. Chris demonstrates how to create more usable space in a yrd by building hardscape structures. The finished design includes an arbor with extra seating, a stone patio and a tea room tucked under a tree, where Kate and her mother plan to have their own parties.

Monday
Apr 6
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 2, Episode 2

Woodlands Retreat

While the large, woody backyard looks beautiful from a distance, up close, the bugs and overgrown bushes keep a pair of new homeowners and their dog out of the backyard. They want to be able to entertain and relax in their shady yard, but the small deck and unkempt woodlands are impractical for parties of any size. Chris uses a backhoe, chainsaw and inventive new plantings and hard-scape to create a yard that seems to grow right out of nature, but is inviting and relaxing as well. Chris extends the deck and adds stadium steps to create a new dining and cooking area. A flagstone patio becomes a natural floor for an outdoor living room. A waterfall surrounded by river rock looks as if it was created by nature. And a huge swinging daybed is tucked into the yard's far corner under a pergola. The frisky dog isn't forgotten as he gets his own grassy enclosure as well. New plantings are the unsung heros of this yard, however. Chris uses insect-repellent flowers and herbs to help keep spiders and bugs back in the woods and away from the homeowners new outdoor retreat.

Tuesday
Apr 21
9am | 8c
Season 2, Episode 5

A Yard for Entertaining

A theatrical family of four wants a backyard where they can entertain and put on performances, but they have little privacy, an unsightly oil tank and a scorched yard that keeps everyone away. Chris and his team create a massive outdoor kitchen, complete with a pergola, pizza oven, fire pit and loads of extra seating. Lush sod, colorful plantings and a clever outdoor stage make this a yard to where entertaining takes center stage.

Tuesday
Apr 21
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 2, Episode 1

Urban Farm Oasis

A young couple determined to live close to the land, hires Chris and his crew to create a beautiful urban farm in their backyard. The couple already have a beehive, but they want to be able to walk outside their door to harvest an entire meal, and serve and prepare it in an outdoor dining area. Chris designs an eclectic backyard where the couple can grow and eat their own food in an inviting outdoor space. The new yard comes complete with raised planters for vegetables and herbs. Using a door salvaged from the couple's rickety wooden shed, Chris creates an adorable chicken coop and tool shed.

Tuesday
May 12
4pm | 3c
Season 1, Episode 2

Cluttered Yard Gets Modern Lines

El and Sharon Sanders have a cluttered backyard that is overgrown with weeds and full of unsightly storage bins. Chris has to demo a deteriorating carport, concrete and fencing before he can build a modern low-profile deck with built-in storage, a relaxation space with a fountain and low maintenance plantings.

Tuesday
Jun 2
9am | 8c
Season 1, Episode 11

Modern Backyard Makeover

Chris creates a sleek, modern backyard getaway for Maria, Mike and their baby. The new parents' modern aesthetic is on full display with their funky backyard studio. But the landscape around it is embarrassingly unkempt and unsafe for the baby. The couple ask Chris to design a yard that reflects their sense of style, while also bringing a sense of calm and order to their chaotic space. Chris puts his team to work building a deck that mimics the modern lines of their studio. They also build a raised vegetable garden with a uniquely modern sensibility, a privacy fence that envelopes a cozy sitting area and a play area for the baby and her friends. Each element of the backyard reinforces the straight lines of modern design, making a cohesive, yet inviting backyard.

Tuesday
Jun 2
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 1, Episode 7

Tricked Out Rustic Design

Chris and his landscaping team tackle a shabby backyard that's currently useable by just one rowdy dog. When homeowners Derek and Nicole discover they are pregnant with their second child, they both realize they'll need more livable space once the baby comes. Hearing about their love of camping and the outdoors, Chris designs this growing family a unique, rustic backyard, complete with all the comforts of home to ensure the outdoors is just as useable as the indoors.

Wednesday
Jun 17
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 2, Episode 5

A Yard for Entertaining

A theatrical family of four wants a backyard where they can entertain and put on performances, but they have little privacy, an unsightly oil tank and a scorched yard that keeps everyone away. Chris and his team create a massive outdoor kitchen, complete with a pergola, pizza oven, fire pit and loads of extra seating. Lush sod, colorful plantings and a clever outdoor stage make this a yard to where entertaining takes center stage.

Tuesday
Apr 12
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

Yard Gone to the Dogs

Matt and Zena Welker love to host parties and play yard games, but their backyard has been taken over by their two dogs. Chris builds them a yard that's fit to entertain both people and pets with a design that includes a shady new deck with a custom tiki bar, a hot tub, and a personal dog park for Monkey and Rufus. Friends, neighbors and their dogs all arrive to christen the new space for the reveals.

Thursday
Apr 14
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 1, Episode 7

Tricked Out Rustic Design

Chris and his landscaping team tackle a shabby backyard that's currently useable by just one rowdy dog. When homeowners Derek and Nicole discover they are pregnant with their second child, they both realize they'll need more livable space once the baby comes. Hearing about their love of camping and the outdoors, Chris designs this growing family a unique, rustic backyard, complete with all the comforts of home to ensure the outdoors is just as useable as the indoors.

Saturday
Apr 16
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 2, Episode 6

Outdoor Deck and Bar

Chris and his team tackle a huge backyard overrun with poison ivy and wood chips. A couple and their toddler daughter are only able to use a small, old deck for entertaining because the rest of the yard is too hazardous. They ask Chris to design a space that will allow them to host large family barbecues and play dates

Monday
May 2
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 8

Eclectic Dream Yard

Chris creates a yard that literally goes from trash to treasure. The homeowners had been saving old bathtubs and coffee urns to use as planters, but simply didn't have time to create the eclectic yard of their dreams. Chris and his team tackle a huge clean-up project before they can begin designing the small backyard. They expand a tiny deck to be closer to a hot tub, redesign an outdoor shower, add a stone patio with a fire pit and extra seating, and create a unique rebar arbor that leads to a children's play area. To enhance the small yard's growing area, the team attaches planting pockets to the side of a garage and creates a beautiful vertical garden.

Monday
May 16
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 11

Mediterranean Fountain

A family of four is desperate to have an outdoor space as beautiful as their recently-renovated Mediterranian-style home. The home has beautiful french doors that open to a miniature deck with a yard filled with dirt and renovation left-overs. Chris and his team tackle the cleanup and demo first. Then they create design elements that will enhance the home's classic style. They build a huge deck off the French doors that opens to a grass-and-stone tiled yard, a cobalt blue fountain and an oversized gazebo with canvas shade panels that enclose an outdoor living room. Chris also has a beautiful solution an unattractive driveway that edges next to the new backyard space.

Monday
Jun 6
7am | 6c