Matt's Mailbox Mission

Matt Blashaw installs a new mailbox and post for his mother on his day off.

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Matt Blashaw

This licensed contractor honed his handyman skills while working at his father's lumberyard through college.

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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 17, Episode 6

Kansas City Outdoor Room

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.

Sunday
Sep 2
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 17, Episode 9

Modern Zen Backyard

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.

Sunday
Sep 2
3pm | 2c
Season 17, Episode 8

Contemporary Elegance

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.

Sunday
Sep 2
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 17, Episode 11

Brick Bar Backyard

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!

Sunday
Sep 2
4pm | 3c
Season 17, Episode 10

Tiki Bar Backyard

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.

Sunday
Sep 2
4:30pm | 3:30c
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.

Tuesday
Sep 4
8:30am | 7:30c
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 midcentury 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 and 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.

Tuesday
Sep 4
9am | 8c
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 and 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.

Tuesday
Sep 4
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 14, Episode 9

Beachy Outdoor Kitchen

Eric and Cristin Botsford have a large backyard but there's nothing in it. They dream of a beachy escape that reflects their love of the ocean and Chris delivers! He gives Cristin a big concrete patio for their outdoor kitchen, complete with new grill and prep space, that is wrapped in cedar planks and topped with concrete pavers. Nearby, he adds a custom wood plank table that is covered with a bright shade sail. Chris upcycles Eric's home-made bench into a bar and tops it with a cantilevered pergola. He also gives Eric an outdoor shower with privacy walls made from shutters. In the center of the space he includes a low bowl water feature surrounded by grass and lush landscaping.

Tuesday
Sep 4
10am | 9c
Season 14, Episode 11

Modern Rustica Outdoor Dining

Tammy and Brandi are newlyweds who are looking for an outdoor space where they can relax, dine and hangout with friends. Chris comes to their rescue with a plan to transform their dog-overrun yard into an inviting space complete with a dining area with pergola, as well as a lounge area with concrete patio and a fire pit with built in benches and metal wall. In addition, the space will get a unique wood water feature, new landscaping and a long wooden landing off the house.

Tuesday
Sep 4
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 15, Episode 11

Spanish Courtyard

With the help of Chris and his team, this blank slate of a backyard gets a colorful old world courtyard. The center point of this yard focuses on a pop of color with unique metal art accent panels, a large redwood pergola, a brand new concrete patio, custom pub bar table with wooden glass rack and a relaxing lounge couch. Two Spanish style masonry planters balance the yard with mature trees and plants around the yard.

Wednesday
Sep 12
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 15, Episode 12

Nautical Cape Cod

Chris crashes his neck of the woods when he ambushes a Cape Cod and finds Christine and her boyfriend Chris, whose large yard and upper deck are both completely plain. Chris adds a large built in deck planter box for the flowers that Christine loves and adds a built in barbecue, grill prep area and wood plank bar, along with a dining table. The ugly deck spindles are replaced with nautical rope, and down below Chris adds a large flagstone patio with stone fire pit and four Adirondack chairs. In addition, a white pergola is added, along with a raised stone cutting garden. Finally the empty space under the deck is turned into an outdoor work out area.

Wednesday
Sep 12
9am | 8c
Season 15, Episode 13

Pacific Coast Rustic Loggia

A desperate yard gets a complete transformation including a new paver patio, an oversized metal fire pit with seating, and a massive reclaimed covered, three-sided loggia loaded with a flat screen television, kegorator and custom storage cabinet. Brand new composite deck steps, colorful container plants, a recycling stone water feature, a modern style cable wire handrail system and colorful plants with lush sod top the yard off.

Wednesday
Sep 12
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 14, Episode 2

Vintage Chic

Wendy and Demond have a plain backyard. They'd like an outdoor space to cook and chill in so Chris comes to their aide. The existing sod and old brick pathway is removed and replaced with a new flagstone pathway. A new concrete patio is poured and a beautiful redwood pergola is built onto it with some reclaimed lumber and shutters as the backdrop. A custom outdoor kitchen is constructed with a special countertop and wood siding base. A beautiful water feature surrounded by herbs and veggies becomes a functional part of the yard. Masonry and wood benches provide an entertainment spot around the metal fire feature. A one-of-a-kind sports scoreboard is created for their energetic baseball-loving family along with new sod and surrounding plants!

Saturday
May 4
7am | 6c
Season 15, Episode 7

Modern Bamboo Haven

Chris Lambton and crew turn this dilapidated backyard into a modern bamboo haven. This transformation includes a beautiful bamboo retaining wall that doubles as a seat wall, a large overhang structure custom-made with gigantic bamboo panels for shade and beneath it is a tranquil copper water feature. A composite bamboo countertop bar with kegerator, adjacent to a beefy stainless steel grill, and finally, colorful plants complete the yard.

Saturday
May 4
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 15, Episode 9

Contemporary Shade Yard

Katie and Ian have a boring yard that is so uninviting they never even think to use it. But Chris promises that he can turn it into an entertaining mecca! He starts with demoing the existing patio and replacing it with sleek concrete slabs. He adds a custom concrete bench and fire feature conversation area and artificial turf, plus plenty of drought tolerant plants. A big new barbecue is dropped into a one-of-a-kind prep space with white metal countertops. DIY pendants hang over a metal floating bar and a metal and wood dining table is also included. All this entertaining space is topped off with shade sails and a cantilevered arbor with perforated metal to provide plenty of shade.

Saturday
May 4
8am | 7c
Season 15, Episode 11

Spanish Courtyard

With the help of Chris and his team, this blank slate of a backyard gets a colorful old world courtyard. The center point of this yard focuses on a pop of color with unique metal art accent panels, a large redwood pergola, a brand new concrete patio, custom pub bar table with wooden glass rack and a relaxing lounge couch. Two Spanish style masonry planters balance the yard with mature trees and plants around the yard.

Saturday
May 4
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 16, Episode 1

Contemporary Cedar Design

Chris and the crew crash John and Kyle's backyard, a dysfunctional space with a tiny pink patio and no entertaining area. Chris transforms the yard into a private party pad complete with a cedar slat pergola, custom dining table and a matching bar.

Saturday
May 4
9am | 8c
Season 16, Episode 3

Tranquil Retreat

Chris crashes TJ and Julie's backyard, a sad space with a small patio and no landscaping. The crew brings life back to the yard by adding a huge paver patio with a dining table, a built-in barbecue island and a tranquil water feature.

Saturday
May 4
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 16, Episode 5

Outdoor Living Room

Miguel and Stephanie's overgrown yard is a mess, with its dilapidated pergola and a cracking concrete patio. Chris comes to the rescue and transforms the space into an outdoor living room complete with overlapping pergolas, a custom fire pit and a new grill with bar storage.

Saturday
May 4
10am | 9c
Season 16, Episode 7

Midcentury Modern Revival

Kelly and Nicki's original 1950s backyard desperately needs to be brought into the present! Chris and his team transform the outdated space into a private midcentury modern entertaining mecca with a monkey pod fire feature, barbecue area with prep space and a large dining area.

Saturday
May 4
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 17, Episode 1

Mediterranean Oasis

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.

Monday
May 13
1pm | 12c
Season 17, Episode 3

Hamptons Hangout

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.

Monday
May 13
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 17, Episode 5

Kansas City English Garden

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.

Monday
May 13
2pm | 1c
Season 17, Episode 7

Beer Garden Backyard

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.

Monday
May 13
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 17, Episode 9

Modern Zen Backyard

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.

Monday
May 13
3pm | 2c

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