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 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.

Monday
Apr 6
11am | 10c
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 10

A Tuscan Outdoor Dining Room

Chris and his team find design inspiration in a couple's old shed. After the homeowners visit Italy, where they dine al fresco, the homeowners ask Chris to create a Tuscan ambiance in their own backyard. Chris re-purposes the old shed to become an outdoor dining room. After moving it to a better location with a crane, the team removes some of the walls and begins creating an "old" Italian dining space. They put in a new stone patio, an outdoor kitchen, and unique pond. A sitting area around a beautiful outdoor fireplace becomes a second room in the garden, surrounded by colorful plantings.

Tuesday
Apr 21
1pm | 12c
Season 2, Episode 10

A Tuscan Outdoor Dining Room

Chris and his team find design inspiration in a couple's old shed. After the homeowners visit Italy, where they dine al fresco, the homeowners ask Chris to create a Tuscan ambiance in their own backyard. Chris re-purposes the old shed to become an outdoor dining room. After moving it to a better location with a crane, the team removes some of the walls and begins creating an "old" Italian dining space. They put in a new stone patio, an outdoor kitchen, and unique pond. A sitting area around a beautiful outdoor fireplace becomes a second room in the garden, surrounded by colorful plantings.

Monday
Apr 27
7:30pm | 6:30c
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.

Thursday
May 7
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

Tuesday
May 12
3pm | 2c
Season 1, Episode 9

Turning a Large, Rundown Backyard into an Modern Retreat by Day and an Outdoor Theater by Night

The Morgan family needs a backyard where the children can play, the adults can relax, and everyone can form lasting family memories. Chris thinks outside the box to transform the family's forgettable backyard into a unique space with plenty of comfy seating, a lounge area with a hammock and stretches of grass for playing. But the unexpected element that thrills the homeowners is an outdoor movie theater where the entire family can gather and create lasting memories. Chris shows how to effectively plan outdoor spaces that will incorporate multiple uses and unexpected surprises.

Wednesday
Jun 17
12:30pm | 11:30c
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 5

More Chic, Less Shabby

The Esparza's love French Country design but right now their yard is little more than a concrete slab, a dilapidated patio cover and a few patches of grass. Chris builds a casual yet classy new backyard by introducing formal sod circles, a magestic water feature, a relaxing hammock, a custom painted patio and more. The family celebrates with a long-awaited house warming party.

Friday
Apr 15
4:30am | 3:30c
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 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 25
9:30am | 8:30c
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

Thursday
May 18
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 2, Episode 12

Creativity Retreat

Chris and his team must work around a beautiful, but rooty tree to give homeowners the backyard creative retreat they're asking for. The tree's shade and prominent roots prevent grass from growing in the backyard, so Chris builds a deck to level out the space over the roots. An attached bar and seating area makes the deck an enticing hangout. Nearby, a dining area and propane fire pit provide additional seating. And a rustic outdoor cabana becomes the creative retreat the couple has always wanted, complete with desks where they can set up their laptop computers. Chris plants shade-tolerant and colorful plants to give the entire yard a cohesive feel.

Sunday
May 21
4:30am | 3:30c