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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. 

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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 11

Traditional Country Deck

Wednesday
Jun 24

7pm | 6c

Season 13, Episode 12

Beefy Outdoor Pit Chairs

Wednesday
Jun 24

7:30pm | 6:30c

Season 11, Episode 9

Barn Meets Backyard

This couple's small yard desperately needs Matt's help. Their dogs have taken it over & the space has become a dumping ground. Matt clears everything out then builds a raised deck off the back door with a barn inspired metal privacy screen complete with planted horse troughs, stairs down to a concrete patio with shade structure and space for a barbecue, dining area and kegorator. These motorcycle enthusiasts also receive a one of a kind water feature. Finally, a separate deck ramp & dog run are added to separate the pets from the people.

Sunday
Jun 28

12am | 11c

Season 11, Episode 10

Modern Dart Den

An underused outdoor storage unit becomes a useable outdoor game room with modern wall treatment and custom pipe and wood furniture. Matt and crew also deliver with a granite countertop bar and stainless steel grill inside a ledge stone faced base and a copper water trough. On the opposite side of the grill is a functional copper ice bucket for beverages. Finally, tall evergreen shrubs create a full privacy screen.

Sunday
Jun 28

12:30am | 11:30c

Season 8, Episode 5

Woodland Retreat

An empty backyard surrounded by woods gets a circular hardscape and a stone fire pit. A giant dogwood is planted next to custom-made furniture. And a new table and benches are made of reclaimed white oak for a perfect outdoor entertainment area.

Sunday
Jun 28

7am | 6c

Season 8, Episode 7

Matt crashes Blog Cabin 2012

Matt and the Yard Crasher crew head to Blog Cabin in coastal Maine. An overgrown yard gets a rustic elegant makeover anchored by a cobblestone patio with compass design. A curved deck takes in the waterfront view, and a hand crafted repurposed wood bench adds a waterfront relaxation area. A hot tub and stone fireplace make the backyard a cool hangout for the newly revamped Blog Cabin 2012.

Sunday
Jun 28

7:30am | 6:30c

Season 8, Episode 10

The Rock, Up-cycle and Upscale

This yard gets an upscale makeover and an up-cycle kid area. Composite decking is used to create curved banquette seating and a 100-foot deck. A concrete kid-climbing mountain is created from old appliances. A coffee table four-sided water feature is made of acrylic.

Sunday
Jun 28

8am | 7c

Season 8, Episode 8

Cozy French Cottage

A couple is desperate to have their backyard transformed into a cozy French Country cottage before their wedding. So Matt and his team have stepped up to the challenge. Their turning an old world stone wall into seating for a dozen, welding together a wrought iron pergola top to custom faux finished columns, laying cobblestone pavers, and covering the garage wall with stone veneers and repurposed Saltillo tiles. This will be a wedding party goers won't soon forget.

Sunday
Jun 28

8:30am | 7:30c

Season 8, Episode 11

Tranquil Stay-cation

This couple is happy to turn an overgrown, desperate backyard into a tranquil stay-cation with a decorative flagstone/rock patio, a fire-pit and custom daybed. The new stamped concrete patio is laid under a chef's dream of an outdoor kitchen, fully loaded with smoker, pellet grill and kegorator. An existing swamp transforms into a functional rock water feature and an old seating area is repurposed wooden potting bench.

Sunday
Jun 28

9:30am | 8:30c

Season 11, Episode 5

Contemporary Grids

This couple's attempt at building their dream yard goes awry and Matt comes to their rescue. After removing everything from the yard, a large concrete patio is poured and scored into squares with alternating stain color. A large wood grid incorporated with colorful tiles is built to support a water feature, while the wood from the old deck is upcycled into planter boxes. Finally, a large two tier bar is added, and synthetic lawn is installed for the dining area.

Sunday
Jun 28

10am | 9c

Season 11, Episode 6

Cabo Daybed

This homeowner's wasted mud space gets a Cabo style facelift with a pine timber pergola and redwood hanging bed. A decorative boardwalk deck and bar seating, plus a bronze fire table with comfortable resin patio furniture. A large farm wood dining table with seating for a large family and a beautiful Brazilian hardwood outdoor kitchen. Outlining it all are lush tropical palms and plants.

Sunday
Jun 28

10:30am | 9:30c

Season 11, Episode 7

Napa Valley Tuscan Transformation

A young Napa Valley couple is drowning in weeds, struggling to gain control of their overgrown backyard. So far, the best they've done is used a corner as a makeshift car workshop, under a shade structure that could cave in at any moment. Matt Blashaw offers to help them transform this mess into a gorgeous, private wine country inspired backyard retreat. Projects include a gorgeous wall of privacy panels complete with custom metal medallions, Tuscan inspired do it yourself table and benches, and stamped concrete patios and pathways. Matt's design features a new fire pit, a pond with boulder waterfall, and Tuscan inspired plantings including large and dwarf olive trees. This couple is ready to make it happen in two days. But first, they'll have to move dozens of car parts out of the way.

Sunday
Jun 28

11am | 10c

Season 11, Episode 8

Shady Doghouse

This veterinary homeowner has let her yard go to the dogs. Matt Blashaw and his crew transform this yard into an adult lounge loaded with concrete benches, redwood privacy walls, a colorful stucco accent wall, wooden tile flooring, a modern redwood pergola with metal hanging chairs, a custom contemporary doghouse, large shade sail and low maintenance pet friendly plants and grass for the furry friends.

Sunday
Jun 28

11:30am | 10:30c

Season 13, Episode 1

Floating Zen Table

Monday
Jun 29

8pm | 7c

Season 13, Episode 2

Tuscan Terrace

Monday
Jun 29

8:30pm | 7:30c

Season 13, Episode 3

Rustic Farmhouse Chic

Monday
Jun 29

9pm | 8c

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.

Monday
Jun 29

9:30pm | 8:30c

Season 13, Episode 13

California Casual

Monday
Jun 29

10pm | 9c

Season 13, Episode 12

Beefy Outdoor Pit Chairs

Monday
Jun 29

10:30pm | 9:30c

Season 13, Episode 3

Rustic Farmhouse Chic

Tuesday
Jun 30

12am | 11c

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.

Tuesday
Jun 30

12:30am | 11:30c

Season 13, Episode 13

California Casual

Tuesday
Jun 30

1am | 12c

Season 13, Episode 12

Beefy Outdoor Pit Chairs

Tuesday
Jun 30

1:30am | 12:30c

Season 13, Episode 1

Floating Zen Table

Tuesday
Jun 30

3am | 2c

Season 13, Episode 2

Tuscan Terrace

Tuesday
Jun 30

3:30am | 2:30c

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.

Friday
Jul 3

2pm | 1c

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