A routine foundation planting for longtime clients the Wassersteins turns into a big headache, as Gino and Ralph uncover a massive buried root system that threatens to derail the job. Gino brings in some backup with a backhoe to try and get the roots out without taking the whole front porch with them.
Gino and Co. are called to Staten Island, where Joe and Sue have just installed an above ground pool - below ground. Now it's up to Gino's Crew to make the pool look as good as a real in-ground pool, while surrounding it with all the trimmings of a tropical oasis - and without falling into the pool.
Joe and Antonella call in Gino to make over their back yard. The plan is to tear out the massive old deck, make over their burnt lawn, and provide a fresh start with new plants. But when the crew discovers a swamp - and a swamp creature - living under the deck, they find themselves with a whole new problem.
Guy and Peg have made several attempts at landscaping their own backyard and building a patio and steps into their house, but all they have to show for it are a set of rickety wooden steps and a yard filled to the brim with potted plants. Gino is called in to give them a gorgeous paver patio complete with walkways to the gate, the garage and the outdoor shower. He'll compliment the new patio with foundation plants, a water feature, and he'll trim back the neighbor's tree to make sure his work can be seen in the light of day.