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An Outdoor Lounge for the Grownups

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Neglected and Underutilized

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Cozy and Warm in the Outdoors

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Dinner Is Served

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Made In the Shade

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Contemporary and Entertaining

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Downtrodden and Dilapidated

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Colorful Accents

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Glass and Fire

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Upscale Outdoor Kitchen

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Fishy Feature

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Uninviting and Cluttered

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Pergola Paradise

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Dinner With Friends

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Suitable for Conversation

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Stone Creek Bed

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Best Days Ahead

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Barren and Boring

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Pendant Lights and Pavers

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Hip and Funky Fire

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Ceramic Water Pedestal

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Floating Deck with Shade

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Undefined Space

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Space Redefined

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Private Dining

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Around the Fire

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A Theater in the Backyard?

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Stark and Bare

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Fire and Water

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The Definitive Hang-Out

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Wasted Potential

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Beautiful Barbecue Island

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Game On!

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Wood, Water and Steel

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For the Game

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Time for a Change

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Ugly and Empty

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Ledgestone Panels

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Smell of Firewood

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Fall Pond and Dry Creek Beds

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DIY Outdoor Furniture Projects

Need more seating for your outdoor space? We've got some easy and budget-friendly projects for patio and deck furniture. 

MEET THE HOST

Chris Lambton

A professional landscaper and fan favorite on ABC's "The Bachelorette," Chris transforms neglected backyards alongside his wife, Peyton. 

All About Chris

About the show

You never know what you'll be bringing home from the home improvement store. You go in for grass seed but come home with new patio chairs and a bag of cement. If you're lucky enough, you could also bring home a professional landscape contractor. On DIY Network's Yard Crashers, expert Chris Lambton waits at stores looking for the perfect weekend warriors who could definitely use his help. Once he finds his target, Chris and his team follow the surprised shoppers home and completely transform their yards.

Episodes

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Season 13, Episode 12

Beefy Outdoor Pit Chairs

Monday
Aug 31

9:30am | 8:30c

Season 14, Episode 11

Modern Rustica Outdoor Dining

Monday
Aug 31

7pm | 6c

Season 14, Episode 12

Rustic Party Gras

Monday
Aug 31

7:30pm | 6:30c

Monday
Aug 31

8pm | 7c

Season 14, Episode 2

Vintage Chic

Monday
Aug 31

8:30pm | 7:30c

Monday
Aug 31

9pm | 8c

Tuesday
Sep 1

12am | 11c

Tuesday
Sep 1

3am | 2c

Season 14, Episode 2

Vintage Chic

Tuesday
Sep 1

3:30am | 2:30c

Season 13, Episode 7

Contemporary Bi-level Patio

Wednesday
Sep 2

9am | 8c

Season 13, Episode 8

Woodsy Hideaway

Wednesday
Sep 2

9:30am | 8:30c

Season 13, Episode 10

Funky Food and Music Lounge

Wednesday
Sep 2

10am | 9c

Season 13, Episode 11

Traditional Country Deck

Wednesday
Sep 2

10:30am | 9:30c

Season 13, Episode 1

Floating Zen Table

Sunday
Sep 6

7am | 6c

Season 13, Episode 2

Tuscan Terrace

Sunday
Sep 6

7:30am | 6:30c

Season 13, Episode 3

Rustic Farmhouse Chic

Sunday
Sep 6

8am | 7c

Season 13, Episode 4

Outdoor Racing Room

Matt finds Charlotte, North Carolina's biggest stock car fans and turns their boring back yard into an entertaining space inspired by their love of racing. Floor mats are laid out in a checkerboard pattern for the patio and an outdoor kitchen is added with a custom tool-chest barbecue along with a bar with a racetrack inspired concrete countertop. A step up to the winner's circle paver patio reveals a concrete "tire" fire pit, race car seating, water fall and curved arbor. Finally, privacy plants are added along with sod to complete the ultimate race car fan party pad.

Sunday
Sep 6

8:30am | 7:30c

Season 12, Episode 1

Private Dining Patio

These Nashville homeowners have no idea how to tackle their steep yard until Matt finds them and transforms the space into a traditional English garden. He gives them privacy by building a lattice fence alongside the public pathway, then levels the yard and lays a stone patio complete with sitting walls and a fire pit. He adds an outdoor barbecue faced with reclaimed Tennessee wood and refinishes their dilapidated deck. Finally, he adds manicured hedges, trees and gravel pathways.

Wednesday
Sep 9

9am | 8c

Season 12, Episode 2

Modern Zen Fusion

These professional homeowners are dismayed with what to do with their empty yard. Matt transforms it into a modern fusion of art and Asian style with a redwood pergola with slanted louvers for optimal shade, a one-of-a-kind outdoor kitchen, and salvaged tree timbers flooring. A relaxing fire pit area, which includes a custom metal water feature, and a meditative Zen rock garden with large boulders, gravel and a special Zen garden rake complete the transformation.

Wednesday
Sep 9

9:30am | 8:30c

Season 12, Episode 3

Modern Urban Oasis

These restaurateurs are overwhelmed with their overgrown tiny space until Matt and his crew come to their rescue. He helps to make this tiny unusable space functional with a redwood retractable dining table, a modern shear decent water feature, and floating wooden benches surrounded by dense plantings. An old vintage cabinet is modified into a rolling wet bar. And lastly, the yards entire patio gets a modern look using large vertical pavers with decorative gravel between the joints.

Wednesday
Sep 9

10am | 9c

Season 12, Episode 4

Beach Resort Backyard

These roommates are tired of their boring yard that's bare except for a hammock. They're looking for an fun yard that reflects their personalities and Matt and his crew deliver! He elongates the sad patio pad by building a wood deck over it. He improves the flow of the yard by adding a palapa as the gathering space and a hanging bed as the relaxing area. A ledge stone water wall is added for tranquility and a bamboo privacy screen is built to hide the massive A/C unit. Finally, lush plants, sod and gravel pathways are added to complete the look of this upscale beachy backyard.

Wednesday
Sep 9

10:30am | 9:30c

Season 13, Episode 5

Rustic Vinyl Lounge

Sunday
Sep 13

7am | 6c

Season 13, Episode 6

Hawaiian Paradise

Sunday
Sep 13

7:30am | 6:30c

Season 13, Episode 7

Contemporary Bi-level Patio

Sunday
Sep 13

8am | 7c

Season 13, Episode 8

Woodsy Hideaway

Sunday
Sep 13

8:30am | 7:30c

Sunday
Sep 20

7am | 6c

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