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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 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.

Monday
Jul 6

7:30pm | 6:30c

Season 13, Episode 5

Rustic Vinyl Lounge

Monday
Jul 6

8pm | 7c

Season 13, Episode 6

Hawaiian Paradise

Monday
Jul 6

8:30pm | 7:30c

Season 13, Episode 7

Contemporary Bi-level Patio

Monday
Jul 6

9pm | 8c

Season 13, Episode 8

Woodsy Hideaway

Monday
Jul 6

9:30pm | 8:30c

Season 14, Episode 1

Mountain Retreat

Monday
Jul 6

10pm | 9c

Season 14, Episode 2

Vintage Chic

Monday
Jul 6

10:30pm | 9:30c

Season 13, Episode 7

Contemporary Bi-level Patio

Tuesday
Jul 7

12am | 11c

Season 13, Episode 8

Woodsy Hideaway

Tuesday
Jul 7

12:30am | 11:30c

Season 14, Episode 1

Mountain Retreat

Tuesday
Jul 7

1am | 12c

Season 14, Episode 2

Vintage Chic

Tuesday
Jul 7

1:30am | 12:30c

Season 13, Episode 5

Rustic Vinyl Lounge

Tuesday
Jul 7

3am | 2c

Season 13, Episode 6

Hawaiian Paradise

Tuesday
Jul 7

3:30am | 2:30c

Season 9, Episode 12

Modern Outdoor Party Yard

This tiny space gets an outdoor grill station, Steel Pergola covered with fabric and a Dual TV cabinet. A destination spot is the Cabana bed made from a trampoline. Custom pavers and wood decking provide the hardscapes for this party place. Unique concrete artwork is used for the fire feature, counter top and the bar top, with a built in space to place ice and beverages. The entire landscape is surrounded by large lush tropical plants, which provide privacy.

Sunday
Jul 12

12am | 11c

Season 9, Episode 13

Redwood Back Yard

Matt and his Yard Crashers crew find a California couple with three things of value in their back yard: California Redwoods. After everything else in the yard is removed the fun starts. This yard not only triples in usable space by clearing out the overgrown plants but it also gets a complete renovation starting with new concrete patio and redwood decks. Then the crew adds all new plantings, a custom redwood bar, a colorful privacy wall and the crowning jewel: a antique water pump beer tap ready to go. The transformation is awesome and the new space so much more livable.

Sunday
Jul 12

12:30am | 11:30c

Season 9, Episode 6

Sunken Outdoor Living Room

Entering this back yard you see weeds and a variety of broken unusable concrete. Now this ugly yard turned Zen sanctuary. With a sunken outdoor living room made of custom concrete. A water and fire feature all in one provides as the focal point for the space. A Yin and Yang shaped flower garden is planted with red roses.

Sunday
Jul 12

9am | 8c

Season 9, Episode 7

Family Friendly Getaway

An undesirable toy box of a yard becomes a family friendly getaway. Projects include an incredible metal screen water wall, a customized masonry couch and BBQ area, a hand crafted concrete patio and an ancient ox trough fire feature. Mature trees are planted for privacy and a meandering rock pathway installed for kids to race on.

Sunday
Jul 12

9:30am | 8:30c

Season 9, Episode 8

Country French Backyard

This vast large yard gets a fire feature, which matches the newly updated water feature. And a remodeled out door grill station with a new Pergola. A custom Redwood bench is built to surround the ancient Oak tree in the space.

Sunday
Jul 12

10am | 9c

Season 9, Episode 9

Rustic Meets Yoga Retreat

This narrow weed filled yard gets a one of a kind water feature that has water coming from a Steer head skull. A custom concrete seating wall is the place to sit while entertaining up to forty people. The patio gets a complete makeover with a new BBQ station and a reclaimed Barn wood coffee table. One portion of the yard has a new concrete hardscape to be used for Yoga training.

Sunday
Jul 12

10:30am | 9:30c

Season 9, Episode 10

Retro Chic

This small weed filled yard gets a one of a kind checkerboard hardscape. This goes with the metal-faced grill station to look like a Retro Chic 50s dinner. A custom Pergola is built over the grill station. Privacy panels enclose the yard and the new Hot Tub. An eyesore of a garage is covered with a beautiful Mural. A kiddie corner is created to keep the child's toys.

Sunday
Jul 12

11am | 10c

Season 9, Episode 11

Italian Inspired Outdoor Room

Matt Blashaw and crew create an Italian inspired outdoor room with a pizza oven in front of a revolving wall, which has a movie screen on the other side of it. A wet bar is built adjacent to the Pizza oven which sits underneath a pergola supported by Italian looking columns made of concrete molds. The space has a complete outdoor kitchen and bar seating area all on top of tumbled stone pavers. The space in surrounded by beautiful plants and Italian Cypress trees.

Sunday
Jul 12

11:30am | 10:30c

Monday
Jul 13

8pm | 7c

Season 13, Episode 10

Funky Food and Music Lounge

Monday
Jul 13

8:30pm | 7:30c

Season 13, Episode 11

Traditional Country Deck

Monday
Jul 13

9pm | 8c

Season 13, Episode 12

Beefy Outdoor Pit Chairs

Monday
Jul 13

9:30pm | 8:30c

Monday
Jul 13

10pm | 9c

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