To kick off this challenge, Team One builds a water and fire feature. Next, an unused side yard gets a putting green, and an outdoor kitchen gets a concrete top. On Team Two, they go green with a custom-made chicken coup, complete with chicks and eggs, and the crew builds a natural conversation pit area using boulders. Then, double shade sails add color and protection from the sun.
On Team One, Stephen and Kimmie Brown desperately need an answer for their dry-grass patch of a yard. Contractor Josh Martin comes to their aid by extending their existing drab concrete patio and transforming it into a fun outdoor living space. Josh tops off the space with a beer pong table, custom fireplace, vegetable garden beds and wall water feature. Two doors down, Team Two's general contractor Junior Lozano gives homeowner Brian Bangs the perfect space that pops with a granite BBQ island, L-shaped seating area with a fire pit, a tranquil waterfall and a covered retreat complete with a sound system, recessed lights and ceiling fan.
The only way to transform these two barren backyards is to punch them up with landscaping bling in two days. In Team One's yard, concrete works its way into everything, including the new patio, new bar, new fire pit and even clever screening for an ugly A/C unit. In Team Two's yard, glass and wood is stamped into two concrete pads, a jungle-themed tiki hut is constructed with a thatched roof, and a misting system is installed in the landscape to keep the plants moist.
These two neighbors share a house wall and a fence line, so it just seems fitting for them to face off in a Turf War. On Team One, Ray and Nicole, along with M2 Landscaping, take an arbor that has fallen into disrepair and transform it into a grilling pad with sliding panels, a grill and a flat-screen television. Neighbor Nicole and Moss Landscaping team up to build a masonry wall that blocks the view of a dilapidated fence. Together they install a colorful courtyard fully loaded with fireplace, wooden chair and dining area.
Two empty backyards set the perfect scenario for an extreme transformation. On Team One, a 50-foot-long streambed is made to order. It gets fully loaded with koi fish, a lily pad pond, mechanical fish and even a beaver dam. Reclaimed lumber is converted into a beautiful outdoor dining table, and an oversized market umbrella is equipped with an iPod docking station and light kit. Team Two is looking for a Vegas-inspired backyard tricked out with a cabana and striking fire bowls, and a concrete countertop is designed for playing drinking games.
To start things off in this competition, Team One transforms a neglected mulberry tree into a slick, contemporary decking area. Then, an overgrown sloped hill is contained with a dry-stack stone wall and a raised planting bed. A dilapidated metal overhang structure is removed, and a tongue-and-groove solid-panel overhang structure is built to cover a new outdoor living and cooking space. Over on Team Two, the crew turns a barren yard into sustainable, edible farmland. A large, colorful chicken coop and sheep pen are built with redwood and galvanized wire mesh. Plus, off to the side a decorative spiral garden is filled with a unique selection of edible herbs and plants.
In this neighbor vs. neighbor showdown, Team One's blank space of a backyard goes from blah to splashy in two days. The crew starts things off by installing a large ten-person spa onto a concrete pad along with a nearby fire pit and calming water feature. Then, a custom outdoor BBQ island is faced with granite and stucco, and an old metal door is repurposed into a mosaic-tile dining table. Team Two is going straight Cabo-style with a thatched palapa hut to provide shade for a freestanding bar that's anchored with bar stools planted in white sand. Giant Queen Palm trees are planted around the yard, and a large metal table is added to create a unique and dynamic feature. And to top things off, a plastic urn is repurposed into a recycling water feature with Mexican pebble rocks surrounding the base.
As they kick off this competition, Team One's ready to transform their weed-filled backyard into an Asian-inspired composite terrace. First, the team molds together recycled glass to create a beautiful countertop for an outdoor kitchen. Next, the team hoists a large basalt boulder into the yard to give the space height and beauty. The crew also constructs a raised planter box out of wood and concrete, and an overhang structure comes together using tongue-and-groove panels. Then over in Team Two's yard, a dilapidated deck is repurposed into a decorative arbor, and colorful concrete is added to the design. The team also forms a precast fire pit with a sheet of water running behind it. Then, three sheets of plexiglass make for a tranquil water feature and three metal troughs are welded into separate fire features.
It's time to get this battle under way, so Team One kicks things off by constructing a large gazebo out of wood with a custom birdhouse on top. Underneath is a lightweight hot tub and a new flagstone patio. Next, an existing concrete pad gets a face-lift, and natural moss rocks are shaped into a tranquil waterfall. Team Two pours a grand-scale concrete patio that becomes the new home for an outdoor pizza oven. Metal rails and stucco make for an easy seat-wall project, and a fun water arch leads into an updated play area.
For this challenge, Team One is ready to say goodbye to their soggy mud pit of a yard. First, poured concrete is carved and molded to mimic flagstone, tree trunks and boulders. The team also gets to work on a pondless waterfall, a redwood pavilion with tree-trunk posts and some carved flagstone seat walls. Team Two turns a forgotten side yard into a synthetic bocce oasis and then constructs an oversized pergola out of wood and corrugated metal. The team repurposes airplane landing strips into a decorative water-and-art feature, and they finish things off by stacking railroad ties high enough to create a comfortable seat wall.
Let the battle begin! Team One totally decks out their overgrown yard and adds a lavish new sustainable pond to the space. Plus, existing decks get a new look with stain and plants. And DARJIT, an architectural sculpting compound, brings a soft organic look to concrete block. Then on Team Two, this bachelor's yard goes from blank to swank with a metal-based bar and granite countertop. But a rustic corrugated metal water feature balances a masculine look with a romantic feel. And finishing things off, the broken concrete patio is not removed but given a fresh look with concrete overlayed on top that's stamped to look new again.
These siblings are taking their rivalry out back -- to the backyard, that is. And for Team One, every square foot gets decked out with eight decks. Plus, large acid-stained steel panels are welded together to create a privacy entertainment unit and back walls for a unique outdoor kitchen. A contemporary-style water feature is recessed below ground level, and plants and landscape lighting soften the edges. Then over on Team Two, a lavish lounge is designed to order, with a steel-framed fireplace and a functional entertainment center all in one. Next, a new stamped concrete floor is poured to support a customized metal and stucco outdoor kitchen and bar. Finally, floating ceramic balls and lush outdoor furniture are added to this stylish lounge.
These two teams are ready for the battle to begin! Team One's homeowners want the great outdoors in their backyard, so 2,000 tons of boulders is used to create a large natural waterfall. Plus, fully matured redwoods and native plants outline the back walls of the space. The team assembles an aluminum overhang with lights, and they bring in an outdoor television with a computer-ready system for use with a home business. Team Two is also ready to get things started, and they use exterior fabric and decorative pillows to prop out a custom metal cabana. Plus, they install a unique glass-bar countertop with a made-to-order repurposed metal stand and create a wooden louvered overhang structure for shade and style.