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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 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

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.

Friday
Jul 3

2:30pm | 1:30c

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.

Friday
Jul 3

3pm | 2c

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.

Friday
Jul 3

3:30pm | 2:30c

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
Jul 3

4pm | 3c

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
Jul 3

4:30pm | 3:30c

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
Jul 3

5pm | 4c

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
Jul 3

5:30pm | 4:30c

Season 12, Episode 9

Rustic in the Redwoods

This Sierra foothills yard is plain and boring and doesn't reflect the beautiful environment around it. So Matt transforms it to reflect its surroundings by building a redwood deck and pergola with cooking space and a dining area. He adds a custom fire pit and water feature along with veggie boxes and redwood trees set along a rustic metal and slat fence. A unique tin wall provides a colorful pop and a meandering path encircles the entire space.

Friday
Jul 3

6pm | 5c

Season 12, Episode 10

Outdoor Movie Lounge

This deserted backyard is converted into a modern outdoor theater with the help of Matt and his team. The crew builds a custom entertainment bar with a black granite countertop, a new salt finish concrete patio, a large outdoor movie screen, and a massive rain curtain water feature with large unique fire bowls and metal pedestals. Large privacy plants surround the yard with a one-of-a kind metal retaining wall. Comfy outdoor furniture and a movie theater style popcorn machine set the stage.

Friday
Jul 3

6:30pm | 5:30c

Season 12, Episode 11

Rustic Outdoor Kitchen

This fireman's large yard is desolate. He begs Matt for a space he can cook and entertain in and Matt delivers! He runs with a design that is rustic and reclaimed with a big boulder fire pit, a tall water wall with arcing water and a huge outdoor kitchen faced in reclaimed wood and covered with a redwood arbor. He refurbishes the existing covered patio with a new stain on the concrete and adds a lounging area and tv! Finally, he builds custom benches near the bag toss game area, and add sod and lots of mature landscaping.

Friday
Jul 3

7pm | 6c

Season 12, Episode 12

Rustic Country

A shabby backyard is transformed into a woodsy retreat with a natural waterfall and pond, a country outdoor kitchen, and a natural flagstone patio with a fire pit. Distressed redwood shutters and window boxes are customized and new sod isinstalled with lavish plantings of redwood trees around the perimeter of the yard.

Friday
Jul 3

7:30pm | 6:30c

Season 13, Episode 1

Floating Zen Table

Saturday
Jul 4

5:30pm | 4:30c

Season 13, Episode 3

Rustic Farmhouse Chic

Saturday
Jul 4

6pm | 5c

Season 13, Episode 5

Rustic Vinyl Lounge

Saturday
Jul 4

6:30pm | 5:30c

Season 13, Episode 7

Contemporary Bi-level Patio

Saturday
Jul 4

7pm | 6c

Saturday
Jul 4

7:30pm | 6:30c

Season 13, Episode 11

Traditional Country Deck

Saturday
Jul 4

8pm | 7c

Season 13, Episode 13

California Casual

Saturday
Jul 4

8:30pm | 7:30c

Season 13, Episode 2

Tuscan Terrace

Saturday
Jul 4

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.

Saturday
Jul 4

9:30pm | 8:30c

Season 13, Episode 6

Hawaiian Paradise

Saturday
Jul 4

10pm | 9c

Season 13, Episode 8

Woodsy Hideaway

Saturday
Jul 4

10:30pm | 9:30c

Season 13, Episode 10

Funky Food and Music Lounge

Saturday
Jul 4

11pm | 10c

Season 13, Episode 12

Beefy Outdoor Pit Chairs

Saturday
Jul 4

11:30pm | 10:30c

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