About the show

Neighbors battle to win $10,000 and the title of the best yard on the block by Ahmed Hassan. Two teams, each led by Turf War landscape experts, use the same batch of materials and the same time frame to transform their yards into spectacular outdoor spaces. Jay and Ahmed are there offering advice, constructively criticizing, and at times jumping in to help. In the end, our expert host (with input from other neighbors) decides who got the better result, but viewers get to see two amazing transformations.

Episodes

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Episode 2

Space That Hops vs. Space That Pops

On Team One, Stephen and Kimmie Brown desperately need an answer for their dry-grass patch of a yard. Contractor Josh Martin comes to their aid by extending their existing drab concrete patio and transforming it into a fun outdoor living space. Josh tops off the space with a beer pong table, custom fireplace, vegetable garden beds and wall water feature. Two doors down, Team Two's general contractor Junior Lozano gives homeowner Brian Bangs the perfect space that pops with a granite BBQ island, L-shaped seating area with a fire pit, a tranquil waterfall and a covered retreat complete with a sound system, recessed lights and ceiling fan.

Friday
Apr 3

7am | 6c

Episode 4

Panels That Block vs. Courtyard That Rocks

These two neighbors share a house wall and a fence line, so it just seems fitting for them to face off in a Turf War. On Team One, Ray and Nicole, along with M2 Landscaping, take an arbor that has fallen into disrepair and transform it into a grilling pad with sliding panels, a grill and a flat-screen television. Neighbor Nicole and Moss Landscaping team up to build a masonry wall that blocks the view of a dilapidated fence. Together they install a colorful courtyard fully loaded with fireplace, wooden chair and dining area.

Friday
Apr 10

7am | 6c

Episode 6

Mulberry Deck vs. Eco Farmland

To start things off in this competition, Team One transforms a neglected mulberry tree into a slick, contemporary decking area. Then, an overgrown sloped hill is contained with a dry-stack stone wall and a raised planting bed. A dilapidated metal overhang structure is removed, and a tongue-and-groove solid-panel overhang structure is built to cover a new outdoor living and cooking space. Over on Team Two, the crew turns a barren yard into sustainable, edible farmland. A large, colorful chicken coop and sheep pen are built with redwood and galvanized wire mesh. Plus, off to the side a decorative spiral garden is filled with a unique selection of edible herbs and plants.

Friday
Apr 17

7am | 6c

Episode 8

Composite Asian Terrace vs. Flaming Fire Wells

As they kick off this competition, Team One's ready to transform their weed-filled backyard into an Asian-inspired composite terrace. First, the team molds together recycled glass to create a beautiful countertop for an outdoor kitchen. Next, the team hoists a large basalt boulder into the yard to give the space height and beauty. The crew also constructs a raised planter box out of wood and concrete, and an overhang structure comes together using tongue-and-groove panels. Then over in Team Two's yard, a dilapidated deck is repurposed into a decorative arbor, and colorful concrete is added to the design. The team also forms a precast fire pit with a sheet of water running behind it. Then, three sheets of plexiglass make for a tranquil water feature and three metal troughs are welded into separate fire features.

Friday
Apr 24

7am | 6c

Episode 1

French Cobble Walls vs. Rustic Rocking Walls

In Turf War Holiday 2011, expert host and licensed landscape contractor Ahmed Hassan unleashes the ultimate Christmas-inspired makeover competition, with the battleground including both the back and front yards. Out back, two uninspired, barren backyards are transformed into two fantastic, contemporary outdoor living spaces. Tom and Christie Lynn's very small concrete pad is extended with a freshly poured brick stamped patio to accommodate a new stone outdoor kitchen. Plus, cobble seat walls are constructed out of prefabricated mesh frames. Neighbor John Kluenker overlays existing concrete with a natural sandstone flagstone and creates shade sections using recycled copper panels. Then, a concrete mortar mix is blown into a hose to make a rustic stone seat wall. In the front yards, it's a real-life Santa's workshop! The Lynns design a holiday-themed snow park with wrapped gifts, mechanical helpers and a holiday tree formed with rebar and fabric. Over at the Kluenker house, they construct a rustic plane out of metal and fire-resistant fabric, along with an enchanted forest made from old tree branches and paint.

Friday
May 1

7am | 6c

Episode 2

Par for the Course vs. Tropical Bliss

On Team One, these golf-loving homeowners aren't inspired to play golf in their dirt and weed infested backyard. A custom 9-hole, synthetic lawn course is cut in place. A sand and water trap is installed to add challenges to the course. An overhang structure with a corrugated rooftop and a Barbeque Island are constructed out of wood and metal. In the lounge area, an all-weather flat screen TV and year-round outdoor furniture are added. On Team Two, a tropical feel is achieved with palm trees, bamboo fencing and an alligator carved out of a tree trunk. A large stucco outdoor kitchen is craned over the fence, and Plexiglas is used as the main attraction for two connected recycling water features. Finally, a composite deck is built for lounging with a repurposed swinging bench.

Friday
May 8

7am | 6c

Episode 3

Pull-Up Bars vs. Tex-Mex Cocina

On Team One, a personal trainer gets to pull-up multiple times on his personal wooden exercise bars. A pergola is beefed up with foam pads and color, and texture is added to a cinder block wall. Finally, a pondless waterfall is created out of boulders and rocks. On Team Two, a modern design turns Tex-Mex with this composite outdoor kitchen area. A rustic water feature is the back- drop for a modern L-frame bench. Outdoor fabric is woven between large wooden beams and concrete square stepping-stones to create a modern path.

Friday
May 15

7am | 6c

Episode 4

Sonoma White vs. Green Screens

Team One turns their Plain-Jane yard into a Sonoma-inspired dream yard. Repurposed metal bowls fill with water to create a tranquil focal point. A natural stone barbeque island with a connecting seat bench and three custom metal gates opens to a stone fire pit and a zone just for the kids. On Team 2, three living screens made from wood and metal are designed to block out the noise and view of the neighbors. A natural wood pergola and interlocking pavers make for a cozy dining space.

Friday
May 22

7am | 6c

Episode 5

Perplexing Water Features

Team One's backyard goes from Lack Luster to a Total Wow, with an enclosed wooden overhang structure designed with a Plexiglas roof and attached to a galvanized metal water wall. A new patio is laid with narrow modular pavers and custom wooden benches are made from exotic woods. On Team 2, a dog kennel is removed and replaced with a new doggie park complete with a recycling septic tank and red hydrant. Three cylinders of Plexiglas in the center of the yard create a transparent recycling water feature. And finally, an extension of the homeowners' existing patio is made with narrow pavers and a custom, 100-year-old, reclaimed barn wood table perfect for dining.

Friday
May 29

7am | 6c

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