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Water Feature Wonderland 29 Photos

The Yard Crashers experts use yard magic to create exotic and unique water features. From amazing waterfalls to decorative ponds and fountains, here are 29 photos of stand-out backyard creations.

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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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Palatial Patios 19 Photos

See the results when the Yard Crashers crew take ordinary backyard patios to the next level.

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.
Season 11, 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
Mar 30
4pm | 3c
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.

Monday
Apr 13
9:30pm | 8:30c
Season 10, Episode 11

Backyard Hot Rods

These homeowners are classic car lovers with limited resources to create an entertainment space that is functional and private. Matt Blashaw and crew pimped this backyard with a decorative redwood sanctuary, a natural dry stack seat wall, a brand new flagstone patio and a one-of-a kind 1950's model truck for a BBQ island, and a tricked out 1930's model car water feature. All surrounded with a lush garden of privacy plants, large mature trees and blooming annuals.

Wednesday
Apr 15
3pm | 2c
Season 10, Episode 5

Vegas Gabion Getaway

This empty barren Las Vegas yard is transformed into a lush relaxing space. A paver patio is laid and a steel shade structure is added which provides a dining space complete with new barbecue. Gabions stacked with stone provide a unique retaining wall which includes a cantilevered wooden bench surrounded by lush plants. A fire feature is added along with a gabion water feature surrounded by synthetic turf to complete the modern lines of this makeover.

Tuesday
Apr 28
3:30am | 2:30c
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.

Friday
May 8
7:30pm | 6:30c
Season 8, Episode 2

Rustic Mexican Riviera

A large, nondescript backyard is transformed into a private Mexican Riviera-themed space with areas to play and to entertain. Overgrown trees and plants are trimmed back to make room for a large flagstone patio with a rock-faced kitchen island. The focal point of the yard becomes a large ledge fall water feature created from carved concrete. The addition of a bench made from fireplace flues and a custom fire pit add to the feel of relaxing in a rustic resort. A homemade tree house also gets a makeover to create a retreat that's both family and kid-friendly.

Sunday
May 24
12pm | 11c
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 13, Episode 8

Woodsy Hideaway

These homeowners love the great outdoors! Chris delivered their love to them, which includes a natural stacked stone fire pit and redwood log benches, and decomposed granite patio. A massive gable style pergola with an outdoor kitchen loaded with a stainless steel BBQ grill, a granite counter prep station and a combination pizza oven and smoker all in one. Adjacent to the grill is a live redwood edge countertop and a stoned faced bar. A large family style dining table with redwood stumps for chairs, a beautiful stone water feature and a brand new colored stamped concrete patio with colorful lush plants surrounds the entire yard.

Wednesday
May 27
11am | 10c
Season 10, Episode 4

Backyard Secret Garden

A couple that spends countless hours maintaining a large backyard accepts Matt Blashaw's offer to make it beautiful AND manageable. Matt shows them how to build on the yard's strengths, by identifying areas that can accommodate new seating. An old deck is repaired and expanded to hold DIY storage benches. An ugly porch is concealed with a hanging plant wall they build from steel gutters, which serves as a backdrop for a new flagstone mini-patio. Matt constructs a hidden alcove for the homeowner's roll-in barbecue, and borders it with planters they mold using hypertufa ? a gardener's cement that looks like natural stone. The lawn is replaced with pet-friendly artificial turf. And Matt tears out dozens of old railroad ties to clear space for a show-stopping backyard 'secret garden'.

Monday
Jun 1
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 11, 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
Jul 6
6pm | 5c
Season 15, Episode 2

Fireman's Party Bar

Chris Lambton and his crew transform this boring backyard into a beautiful party station, which includes a metal pipe fire feature, a repurposed keg water feature and two redwood decks. A massive reclaimed bar with a granite countertop and a concrete patio with decorative rock inlay, lattice screens for both privacy and greenscaping, crushed rock pathways and patios, all surrounded by colorful plantings.

Monday
Apr 4
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 15, Episode 1

Shady BBQ Retreat

Toby is finally ready to rid his yard of the junk and his wife Malea is thrilled. The yard has been neglected for 15 years and with a tiny house, this family of 4 can really use the space for cooking, dining and entertaining. Chris rises to the challenge by removing everything and scraping it down to dirt. He begins building it up with a huge colored concrete patio, then adds a large shade pergola and outdoor bar with built in barbecue. He includes wood slatted panels and a large fence for privacy, a custom made wood and metal kayak storage rack and a unique boulder fire feature. He finishes off with lush landscaping, sod and a pig spit for the ultimate roaster's retereat.

Tuesday
Apr 12
1:30am | 12:30c
Season 15, Episode 5

Yard Crashers Visits Blog Cabin

Chris and his team head to Blog Cabin Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, to transform the lower yard into a mountain retreat space that maximizes the amazing lake view. He builds a 20-foot long waterfall with rustic wood and metal bridge. Nearby he creates custom metal and wood benches to flank the fire pit that sits on a massive locally sourced flagstone patio. In addition, he creates a private space for a cedar hot tub, a nature path with a one-of-a-kind lodge bench and an industrial ceiling for the indoor/outdoor game room.

Tuesday
May 3
1:30am | 12:30c
Season 15, Episode 4

Blog Cabin Lakeview Living

Chris and his team head to Blog Cabin in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho to transform the spacious upper deck and front yard into a cozy hideaway with amazing lake views. He builds a slatted pergola with beefy metal posts, beneath a massive dining table and benches complete with a custom slatted bar and grill station and a vertical kitchen garden wall with trailing veggies and colorful flowers. In front, a dry streambed loaded with native and water bog plants to complete this modern Lakeview hideaway.

Sunday
May 8
7am | 6c
Season 15, Episode 5

Yard Crashers Visits Blog Cabin

Chris and his team head to Blog Cabin Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, to transform the lower yard into a mountain retreat space that maximizes the amazing lake view. He builds a 20-foot long waterfall with rustic wood and metal bridge. Nearby he creates custom metal and wood benches to flank the fire pit that sits on a massive locally sourced flagstone patio. In addition, he creates a private space for a cedar hot tub, a nature path with a one-of-a-kind lodge bench and an industrial ceiling for the indoor/outdoor game room.

Sunday
May 8
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 14, Episode 13

New Orleans Crawfish Boil Courtyard

Taz and Gumbo are native New Orleanians who like to party and eat with their friends and family. They have a large yard but it's uninviting, overgrown and ugly. Chris looks to the quintessential New Orleans courtyard for inspiration and transforms their space into the perfect place for crawfish boils. He starts with a large brick colored paver patio and adds a cedar pergola with iron posts. He creates a fire pit area and builds a custom crawfish table with a grill island, a bar, and dual crawfish burners. He surrounds the patio with lush tropical plants and adds a sugar kettle water feature. Finally, he turns salvaged shutters into a unique gate.

Sunday
May 8
8am | 7c
Season 13, Episode 8

Woodsy Hideaway

These homeowners love the great outdoors! Chris delivered their love to them, which includes a natural stacked stone fire pit and redwood log benches, and decomposed granite patio. A massive gable style pergola with an outdoor kitchen loaded with a stainless steel BBQ grill, a granite counter prep station and a combination pizza oven and smoker all in one. Adjacent to the grill is a live redwood edge countertop and a stoned faced bar. A large family style dining table with redwood stumps for chairs, a beautiful stone water feature and a brand new colored stamped concrete patio with colorful lush plants surrounds the entire yard.

Sunday
May 8
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 13, Episode 7

Contemporary Bi-level Patio

Homeowner Danae begged Chris to come home with her, and when he did, he agreed that her bi-level patio was uninspiring and dull. Denae and her husband want a contemporary usable space to eat dinner, cook and relax. Chris delivers with a sleek design that includes a wood overlay for the lower patio, a tile overlay for the upper patio and a colorful wood retaining wall. He also includes a fireplace and lounge seating for below, a custom dining table for above, and a modern water feature. Finally, he adds lots of trees and funky topiaries to ensure privacy.

Sunday
May 8
9am | 8c
Season 14, Episode 8

Urban Bar Hangout

Chris Lambton and the crew convert a blank slate of a backyard into a custom urban hangout with a zinc bar and a stainless steel BBQ grill, all underneath a large redwood pergola. The team replaces the old concrete with a new broom finished concrete patio and build a stone veneer water feature with three fountains and a redwood swing bench. Large trees are added for privacy and colorful plants border the yard.

Sunday
May 8
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 14, Episode 7

Boring Yard Becomes Rustic Retreat in Reno

Robert and Dana love their backyard view but hate their backyard. It's boring, overgrown and nondescript and they beg Chris to give them an inviting space for dining, entertaining and playing guitar. He delivers by giving them a large paver patio with shade and a wood arbor that defines the patio and provides a backdrop for a conversation area. He adds artificial turf, a boulder water feature, and stone fireplace. He builds a custom reclaimed wood dining table for Dana and a slatted wood & boulder backless bench so Robert can play his guitar. He adds a corrugated metal and wood privacy fence, upcycled wood crates as raised planters, and low growing native landscape so as not to impede on the view.

Sunday
May 8
10am | 9c
Season 14, Episode 5

Mid Century Modern Makeover

Pedro and Alicia purchased their Eichler home and have spent time redoing the inside but have neglected the outside. It's a messy space with no flow and no shade. The couple begged Chris to help them transform it into a mid century modern entertaining space. Chris starts with demoing the existing cracked concrete pad and replacing it with concrete squares in a grid pattern. Pedro is a chef so Chris adds a large 'L' shape kitchen & bar island faced in metal mesh, and an herb garden. For Alicia, he includes a large metal shade structure over a dining space. The rickety block wall is replaced with a cement and glass block water wall to become the yard's focal point.

Sunday
May 8
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 15, Episode 6

The Tan, Chill and Grill Yard

Chris Lambton takes on a big blank slate of a backyard to give a party-loving couple the perfect outdoor living space. Three distinct patio spaces emerge starting with an elevated redwood tanning deck framed with a decorative curb. Center stage, the guys pour an oversized concrete pad that's popped with a circular boulder fire pit, wine inspired bench swings, and a stunning sheer descent water feature backed with glitzy copper. The last patio is the outdoor kitchen that boasts a stacked stone island with BBQ grill, copper countertop with aged patina, a mosaic pub style table, and a vertical herb and veggie garden lush with seasonal plants.

Sunday
May 8
11am | 10c
Season 15, Episode 1

Shady BBQ Retreat

Toby is finally ready to rid his yard of the junk and his wife Malea is thrilled. The yard has been neglected for 15 years and with a tiny house, this family of 4 can really use the space for cooking, dining and entertaining. Chris rises to the challenge by removing everything and scraping it down to dirt. He begins building it up with a huge colored concrete patio, then adds a large shade pergola and outdoor bar with built in barbecue. He includes wood slatted panels and a large fence for privacy, a custom made wood and metal kayak storage rack and a unique boulder fire feature. He finishes off with lush landscaping, sod and a pig spit for the ultimate roaster's retereat.

Sunday
May 8
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 15, Episode 2

Fireman's Party Bar

Chris Lambton and his crew transform this boring backyard into a beautiful party station, which includes a metal pipe fire feature, a repurposed keg water feature and two redwood decks. A massive reclaimed bar with a granite countertop and a concrete patio with decorative rock inlay, lattice screens for both privacy and greenscaping, crushed rock pathways and patios, all surrounded by colorful plantings.

Sunday
May 8
12pm | 11c
Season 15, Episode 3

Old World Hideaway

Chris Lambton and his team transform a blank slate backyard into a private old world outdoor living space. His builds include a massive redwood deck with a wooden lattice privacy screen surrounding the sides and a beautiful stone fireplace as the focal point of the yard. A custom made bamboo and metal dining table is constructed with matching redwood benches. The yard also includes a lush lawn and a spectrum of colorful plants throughout the space.

Sunday
May 8
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 14, Episode 3

Bye Bye Above Ground Pool, Hello Raised Cabana Style Deck

Tim and Robyn Arthur can't use their backyard. The deck is too small for a table and there are no railings separating the deck from the above ground pool. Chris comes to their rescue by demoing the deck and pool, and building a new large cabana-style deck with dining space, grilling space and bar. He includes a metal and wood railing for safety and drapes for privacy. Stairs lead down to a new concrete and turf checked patio with a lounging area and unique water feature. Finally, grasses and birch trees are added for a beachy vibe.

Sunday
May 8
1pm | 12c

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