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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 6

Hawaiian Paradise

Monday
May 18

10:30pm | 9:30c

Season 13, Episode 3

Rustic Farmhouse Chic

Tuesday
May 19

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
May 19

12:30am | 11:30c

Season 13, Episode 7

Contemporary Bi-level Patio

Tuesday
May 19

1am | 12c

Season 13, Episode 6

Hawaiian Paradise

Tuesday
May 19

1:30am | 12:30c

Season 10, Episode 10

Old World Stone Wall Patio

A couple of first-time homeowners are confused by the shape of their oblong backyard, until Matt Blashaw offers to help them add new dimension and features to the oddly shaped space. Taking a cue from their love of archery and wine, Matt designs an Old World style yard, with cobble pathways and DIY 'stone' walls they shape from moldable concrete. A giant stone fireplace with a cozy hearth highlights a welcoming seating area on a new patio shaded by giant umbrella planters. Matt and his crew show the homeowners even more ways to mold concrete into a 'stone' water fountain, and a footbridge that is shaped and stained to look like natural wood. Carpentry projects include a DIY archery wall, wine barrel bar, and a dining table with a twist: a heavy-duty tabletop featuring a stone Lazy Susan.

Tuesday
May 19

3am | 2c

Season 10, Episode 11

Backyard Hot Rods

These homeowners are classic car lovers with limited resources to create an entertainment space that is functional and private. Matt Blashaw and crew pimped this backyard with a decorative redwood sanctuary, a natural dry stack seat wall, a brand new flagstone patio and a one-of-a kind 1950's model truck for a BBQ island, and a tricked out 1930's model car water feature. All surrounded with a lush garden of privacy plants, large mature trees and blooming annuals.

Tuesday
May 19

3:30am | 2:30c

Season 6, Episode 2

Artistic Retreat

Ahmed and his crew are turning a small, boring yard into an artistic retreat for a Sacramento couple. First, a redwood deck expands the entertaining space, wrapping around from the sliding-glass back door out to an extended roof covering. Then, the team constructs an LED-lit cinder-block seating area in front of a custom-built water wall. And how does Ahmed top off this crash? With a gigantic orange tree lit from below and throughout with LED lights.

Friday
May 22

4:30am | 3:30c

Season 12, Episode 5

Modern Heavy Metal

These homeowners have no space in the backyard to call their own until Matt converts this neglected pre-school into a modern heavy metal adult lounge. He builds a unique metal frame BBQ island with a cascading limestone waterfall countertop, a redwood tree surround with attached rain gutters as planters and hanging from on the base is metal art frames. Finally, a concrete fire pit is surrounded by a beautiful redwood deck with resin outdoor furniture, a wood and metal privacy wall and colorful plants.

Friday
May 22

3pm | 2c

Season 11, Episode 4

Wine Barrel Haven

Matt turns an overgrown back yard into an entertaining space using the homeowners' love of wine barrels as inspiration. The dilapidated patio cover is demo'd and a new shaded patio is built, anchored by a wine barrel pyramid water feature. An outdoor kitchen clad in corrugated metal is added along with a pub table. A wine barrel fire feature is built and surrounded by wine barrel chairs for a very unique sitting area. Finally, a light made from wine barrel bands is hung from the shade structure illuminating the wine barrel stave loungers.

Friday
May 22

3:30pm | 2:30c

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.

Friday
May 22

4pm | 3c

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.

Friday
May 22

4:30pm | 3:30c

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.

Friday
May 22

5pm | 4c

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.

Friday
May 22

5:30pm | 4:30c

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.

Friday
May 22

6pm | 5c

Season 12, Episode 6

Open and Airy Sanctuary

These two veterinarians have ignored their backyard due to an expansive home remodel and it's become cluttered and overgrown. Matt comes in and cleans it out, trims it back, and builds an organized space for entertaining. He adds a large paver patio with a metal fire feature and a new barbecue with a metal prep island. Because the yard sits right on the city's bike path, he also builds a bike barn using wood and rusted steel, for bike storage. Finally, he adds painted corrugated metal to the fences for a more contemporary look.

Friday
May 22

6:30pm | 5:30c

Season 11, Episode 12

Backyard Living Wall

These homeowners are desperate for a relaxing and meditative space in their backyard. Matt and his crew deliver with a massive vertical garden wall, a custom redwood deck and arbor, flagstone flooring for a new stainless steel BBQ grill, an elevated reading area decked out with a unique privacy wall, custom hanging living frames and finally, a bamboo water feature for tranquility.

Friday
May 22

7pm | 6c

Season 11, Episode 13

Rustic Edible Yard

These novice farmers are overwhelmed with their expansive blank slate of a yard until Matt comes to their rescue. He helps transform the big, boring space into a rustic relaxing area complete with outdoor prep island with copper countertop, large water feature with bridge, and a cozy stone faced fireplace. Matt adds more seating with rustic wood seat walls and gives them extra living space with a new concrete patio. Finally, the space gets a green landscape with all edible plants including fruit trees, grape vines and plenty of herbs.

Friday
May 22

7:30pm | 6:30c

Season 12, Episode 7

Charming Southern Retreat

A large overgrown tree in the middle of these homeowners' backyard makes this space unusable. Matt and his team Crash into the yard like a Texas stampede to clear out the space and start anew. First up, an extra-large cedar pergola skirted by a curvy deck brings back major style and function to this neglected yard. The homeowners' love of outdoor cooking inspires Matt to roll in a massive Texas style smoker framed by arbors defining a more upscale entrance to the space. Additional entertaining space comes in the form of a new decomposed flagstone patio and bench seating made from pavers with a fire pit as a focal point. The landscaping intervention finishes off with lush native Texas grasses, annual plants for color and an edible container garden outlining the yard.

Friday
May 22

8pm | 7c

Season 12, Episode 8

Eclectic Dining Space

This Houston couples' back yard is a barren wasteland, the only ones who venture out there are their two dogs. With the mild climate, this couple yearns for a space to entertain and dine outside, but want it to reflect their funky personalities. Matt takes the challenge and delivers an elegant space with eclectic overtones. He adds a 500 square foot paver patio with cedar pergola and a multicolor wood burning fire place. He drops glass pendants from cedar posts over a huge cedar table topped with zinc and adds artificial turf and bamboo around the perimeter for privacy.

Friday
May 22

8:30pm | 7:30c

Season 13, Episode 7

Contemporary Bi-level Patio

Friday
May 22

9pm | 8c

Season 13, Episode 2

Tuscan Terrace

Friday
May 22

9:30pm | 8:30c

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.

Friday
May 22

10pm | 9c

Season 13, Episode 6

Hawaiian Paradise

Friday
May 22

10:30pm | 9:30c

Season 13, Episode 7

Contemporary Bi-level Patio

Saturday
May 23

12am | 11c

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