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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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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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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.

Sunday
Apr 19

8:30pm | 7:30c

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.

Monday
Apr 20

9am | 8c

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.

Monday
Apr 20

9:30am | 8:30c

Episode 2

Bamboo Oasis

These homeowners are eager for a private, meditative oasis in their backyard, which includes a sleek wooden shade structure with a beautiful bamboo roof and ceiling fan, a contemporary stone fireplace, and tile flooring that mimics hardwood. A one of a kind glass tile art project and comfortable modern furniture are all surrounded by Asian inspired plantings and low maintenance synthetic turf.

Monday
Apr 20

10am | 9c

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.

Monday
Apr 20

10:30am | 9:30c

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.

Monday
Apr 20

11am | 10c

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.

Monday
Apr 20

11:30am | 10:30c

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.

Monday
Apr 20

12pm | 11c

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.

Monday
Apr 20

12:30pm | 11:30c

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
Apr 20

1pm | 12c

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.

Monday
Apr 20

1:30pm | 12:30c

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.

Monday
Apr 20

2pm | 1c

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.

Monday
Apr 20

2:30pm | 1:30c

Episode 2

Floating Deck Party Yard

A homeowner that's struggling with a backyard that's fallen into ruin accepts Matt Blashaw's offer to transform it with defined features. Taking a cue from the homeowner's eclectic style, Matt replaces a patchy lawn, rickety shade structure, and crumbling concrete pond with a system of curved floating redwood decks. Together, Matt and the homeowners build a new gate with "windows" that give the fence line a sleek, modern look. They pour a concrete garden wall that is treated to make it look like wood. A pergola with privacy screens creates a new area for seating. An old shed gets a facelift. And in the center of the yard, Matt and the homeowners place a DIY concrete and metal fire table, which highlights an inviting entertainment space.

Monday
Apr 20

8pm | 7c

Episode 3

Modern Concrete Back Yard

This overgrown, boring yard is transformed into an inviting space for dining and entertaining. The small patio is expanded to include a barbecue island and large dining area made with wood and metal. An additional room provides a sleek concrete conversation area complete with water spillway and fire pit. Finally, bright redwood planters are built and placed strategically to anchor the new space in the expansive backyard.

Monday
Apr 20

8:30pm | 7:30c

Episode 13

Vintage Hillside

A back yard with an ugly steep hillside gets some character when a pergola topped with laser cut metal panels is added, along with an elevated patio that houses a vintage inspired fire pit. In addition, the desolate hill is transformed into a lush area with large trees, grasses and colorful annuals. A water fall cascades down the hillside from a couple antique oil jugs and a dining area and new smoker with custom surround are added.

Monday
Apr 20

9pm | 8c

Monday
Apr 20

9:30pm | 8:30c

Monday
Apr 20

10pm | 9c

Episode 2

Tuscan Terrace

Monday
Apr 20

10:30pm | 9:30c

Episode 13

Vintage Hillside

A back yard with an ugly steep hillside gets some character when a pergola topped with laser cut metal panels is added, along with an elevated patio that houses a vintage inspired fire pit. In addition, the desolate hill is transformed into a lush area with large trees, grasses and colorful annuals. A water fall cascades down the hillside from a couple antique oil jugs and a dining area and new smoker with custom surround are added.

Tuesday
Apr 21

12am | 11c

Tuesday
Apr 21

12:30am | 11:30c

Tuesday
Apr 21

1am | 12c

Episode 2

Tuscan Terrace

Tuesday
Apr 21

1:30am | 12:30c

Episode 2

Floating Deck Party Yard

A homeowner that's struggling with a backyard that's fallen into ruin accepts Matt Blashaw's offer to transform it with defined features. Taking a cue from the homeowner's eclectic style, Matt replaces a patchy lawn, rickety shade structure, and crumbling concrete pond with a system of curved floating redwood decks. Together, Matt and the homeowners build a new gate with "windows" that give the fence line a sleek, modern look. They pour a concrete garden wall that is treated to make it look like wood. A pergola with privacy screens creates a new area for seating. An old shed gets a facelift. And in the center of the yard, Matt and the homeowners place a DIY concrete and metal fire table, which highlights an inviting entertainment space.

Tuesday
Apr 21

3am | 2c

Episode 3

Modern Concrete Back Yard

This overgrown, boring yard is transformed into an inviting space for dining and entertaining. The small patio is expanded to include a barbecue island and large dining area made with wood and metal. An additional room provides a sleek concrete conversation area complete with water spillway and fire pit. Finally, bright redwood planters are built and placed strategically to anchor the new space in the expansive backyard.

Tuesday
Apr 21

3:30am | 2:30c

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.

Tuesday
Apr 21

8pm | 7c

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