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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 5

Rustic Vinyl Lounge

Monday
May 25

9:30pm | 8:30c

Season 13, Episode 8

Woodsy Hideaway

Monday
May 25

10pm | 9c

Season 13, Episode 3

Rustic Farmhouse Chic

Monday
May 25

10:30pm | 9:30c

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.

Monday
May 25

11pm | 10c

Season 13, Episode 7

Contemporary Bi-level Patio

Monday
May 25

11:30pm | 10:30c

Season 13, Episode 6

Hawaiian Paradise

Tuesday
May 26

12am | 11c

Season 13, Episode 5

Rustic Vinyl Lounge

Tuesday
May 26

12:30am | 11:30c

Season 13, Episode 8

Woodsy Hideaway

Tuesday
May 26

1am | 12c

Season 13, Episode 3

Rustic Farmhouse Chic

Tuesday
May 26

1:30am | 12:30c

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.

Tuesday
May 26

2am | 1c

Season 13, Episode 7

Contemporary Bi-level Patio

Tuesday
May 26

2:30am | 1:30c

Season 13, Episode 1

Floating Zen Table

Tuesday
May 26

3am | 2c

Season 13, Episode 2

Tuscan Terrace

Tuesday
May 26

3:30am | 2:30c

Season 13, Episode 6

Hawaiian Paradise

Wednesday
May 27

12am | 11c

Season 13, Episode 5

Rustic Vinyl Lounge

Wednesday
May 27

12:30am | 11:30c

Season 9, Episode 1

Modern Tuscany

A neglected yard with nothing but nuisance tree gets transformed into a Tuscan style getaway. The tree is removed and replaced with a redwood wrapped hot tub , a new brush finished concrete patio with a stone fire feature and a wood pergola. Oversized concrete stepping-stones connect to a custom redwood swing , all surrounded by a new fence covered in Cabernet grapes.

Wednesday
May 27

8:30am | 7:30c

Season 9, Episode 2

Balinese Tropical Paradise

A loud, neglected yard gets transformed into a peaceful tropical getaway. A custom waterfall drowns out noise from the frequently passing train. Beyond the waterfall, a unique concrete pathway takes you to a seating area with custom curved benches, hand made concrete tables and a one of a kind fire feature. The pathway continues to a bar made of inlaid carved wood. The entire yard is chalk full of lush tropical plants.

Wednesday
May 27

9am | 8c

Season 9, Episode 3

Rustic Tuscany

A neglected underused space gets a taste of Tuscany. Projects include a custom wine bar, a new stained concrete patio with outdoor teak patio furniture, a unique stone trough water feature faced with rustic steel panels and a one-of-kind potted redwood bench. A horizontal steel pony wall defines the living room space, a repurposed hammock hangs on new redwood posts, all surrounded with lush shade plants.

Wednesday
May 27

9:30am | 8:30c

Season 9, Episode 4

Country French

This empty lot, filled with chunks of broken concrete, gets a Country French makeover. First the huge yard becomes private with the installation of a 6 ft fence and 2 additional feet of lattice. Three destination hard scapes are created. One has a fire feature. A new redwood bridge connects the other two spaces. The bridge crosses a custom built waterfall and stream. Unique raised redwood planter boxes are built and planted with organic vegetables.

Wednesday
May 27

10am | 9c

Season 9, Episode 5

Backyard View

A dilapidated overexposed transforms into a room with a view. Features include a pre-fabricated barbeque island, and personalized with a mosaic tile, a colorful bubbling water feature, a new stone paver patio, and a decorative redwood fence notched to reveal a hidden view.

Wednesday
May 27

10:30am | 9:30c

Season 13, Episode 8

Woodsy Hideaway

Wednesday
May 27

11am | 10c

Season 13, Episode 7

Contemporary Bi-level Patio

Wednesday
May 27

11:30am | 10:30c

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.

Wednesday
May 27

1pm | 12c

Season 13, Episode 3

Rustic Farmhouse Chic

Wednesday
May 27

1:30pm | 12:30c

Season 13, Episode 2

Tuscan Terrace

Wednesday
May 27

2pm | 1c

Season 13, Episode 1

Floating Zen Table

Wednesday
May 27

2:30pm | 1:30c

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