Allen and Lily's uninviting yard is haggard and ignored, so Matt comes to their rescue with a Mediterranean oasis design. They want a place to hang out with friends and family, so Matt gives them a large deck complete with a barbecue island and a reclaimed dining table. He also adds an amazing stone water and fire feature as the center point, then builds a paver patio adjacent to it as well as a custom day bed with a pergola.
A dirt pile of a backyard with an old shed and dying plants is transformed into an entertainer's dream. An unused space quickly becomes everyone's hangout when a cascading rock pond takes center stage. Also featured is a huge paver patio, a one-of-a-kind farmhouse dining table, a reclaimed wood BBQ cooking station, furniture and games.
This dark and uninviting yard has these homeowners staying indoors. Luckily, Matt agrees to go home with them and delivers a design that will allow them to live outdoors. First he installs a huge multi-tiered deck with a large dining table and a concrete paver patio with a fire pit and comfy sofa. Then he adds a sheer descent water feature with integrated bench seating and a chunky pergola with a custom wood and steel bar.
The team transforms a barren patio space into a modern hangout. What was once just a deck and dirt landscape gets a modified shade structure, steel water feature, living wall and bocce court. The addition of lush green plants and a custom metal fire feature creates one inviting party pad.
Sophie's soggy, sloping yard needs help, so she pleads for Matt Blashaw to come home with her. He designs a usable space for grilling, dining and lounging, all with an English garden vibe. He also fixes a few problems he encounters along the way, like installing a few retaining walls to level the space, adding drainage to move the water away and raising and reinforcing the deck posts. Finally, Matt adds a staircase for access and a composting area to give Sophie the ultimate outdoor space.
Yard Crashers is in Kansas City, Missouri, where a rotten deck in a hot and very small backyard is transformed into a quaint outdoor living room. In two days, a brand new deck is installed along with a pergola with retractable awnings to provide much-needed shade over a custom outdoor sofa with a built-in ice chest. Privacy screens with vibrant plants, a modern fire pit and a granite patio space finish off this outdoor room and make it ready for entertaining.
A small and cluttered backyard with dead plants and ugly concrete turns into a beer garden fit for a home brewer! Sophisticated steel planters and giant concrete pavers surrounded by turf clean up what was once a mess. Plus, a built-in barbecue and a custom bar bring an industrial tap system to center stage.
Juan and Katy's huge back yard is empty and boring and they long for more living space to eat, cook and hang out with friends. Matt steps in and adds a huge gravel patio so there's no need for a lawn, as well as a huge, modern pergola with room for a dining and lounging area. Finally, he gives the space a touch of fun with a bocce ball court and jazzes it up with plants and shrubs.
Emily and Bryan have a barren yard with an existing shed so, instead of fixing it, Matt and his crew make it a feature. They build floating decks around three reflecting pools and install a new pergola to create some much-needed shade, transforming the space into a modern oasis with a peaceful feel.
A messy and cluttered backyard is transformed into a backyard perfect for entertaining. Matt and the crew take what was once a sea of broken patio furniture and uneven pavers and turn it into a space with a custom outdoor kitchen, rolling tiki bar and high top table.
A small backyard of dirt and an old tree is transformed into an entertainer's dream. The lone tree is removed to make way for a large deck with built-in seating and a fire pit. A brick bar takes center stage as it's treated with white mortar for an antiqued look and topped with a sleek Alder top. Plus, a pizza oven, turf and modern slatwall make this backyard the ultimate party space!
An Orange County backyard with zero purpose and tons of weeds is transformed into the ultimate hangout with a custom hammock sofa, water feature and two-tiered deck with a barbecue smoker. Plus, a pottery plant wall gives this backyard some needed color and life.
Back in his hometown of Orange County, California, Matt finds a couple of new homeowners who have been renovating the inside of their fixer-upper and neglecting their backyard space. Matt brings in his gang of workers and they transform the small space into an industrial-modern retreat with different "rooms," including an inviting dining area, barbecue island, gabion water feature, galvanized fire pit and custom-made lounge chairs. Then, he tops off this backyard overhaul with a vertical garden of succulents, new sod and lush landscaping.