DIY Network

Backyard Secret Garden

Episode DYCR-1004H

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  • March 16, 2015

    3:30 PM e/p

  • April 05, 2015

    12:30 PM e/p

  • April 15, 2015

    11:30 AM e/p

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'.


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