About the show

In each episode professional landscaper Chris Lambton transforms a neglected backyard into an eye-popping outdoor family space, suitable for entertaining. Patios, water features, fire pits, arbors and truckloads of plants all will be revealed as the guests arrive to christen the new space with its first home run of a party...
Season 2, Episode 5

A Yard for Entertaining

A theatrical family of four wants a backyard where they can entertain and put on performances, but they have little privacy, an unsightly oil tank and a scorched yard that keeps everyone away. Chris and his team create a massive outdoor kitchen, complete with a pergola, pizza oven, fire pit and loads of extra seating. Lush sod, colorful plantings and a clever outdoor stage make this a yard to where entertaining takes center stage.

Monday
Apr 6
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 2, Episode 11

Mediterranean Fountain

A family of four is desperate to have an outdoor space as beautiful as their recently-renovated Mediterranian-style home. The home has beautiful french doors that open to a miniature deck with a yard filled with dirt and renovation left-overs. Chris and his team tackle the cleanup and demo first. Then they create design elements that will enhance the home's classic style. They build a huge deck off the French doors that opens to a grass-and-stone tiled yard, a cobalt blue fountain and an oversized gazebo with canvas shade panels that enclose an outdoor living room. Chris also has a beautiful solution an unattractive driveway that edges next to the new backyard space.

Tuesday
Apr 21
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 2, Episode 7

Outdoor Rooms with a View

Chris tackles a yard so unusable, the homeowners' two young daughters would rather play in the driveway than in the large yard behind the house. The space opens to an uneven brick patio, sloping yard and a play area that's too far from the house for the parents to easily supervise. Chris and his team design a space that blends in with the home's natural surroundings, yet is functional for the family's needs. The team demos the dangerous patio and levels the yard. They create a massive stone patio, with raised dining deck, a natural-looking waterfall and pond with fish and a beautiful gazebo set high on a slope, designed for gazing over the yard. And to keep the children happy, a hand-made outdoor xylophone becomes the centerpiece of the garden.

Tuesday
May 12
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 2, Episode 7

Outdoor Rooms with a View

Chris tackles a yard so unusable, the homeowners' two young daughters would rather play in the driveway than in the large yard behind the house. The space opens to an uneven brick patio, sloping yard and a play area that's too far from the house for the parents to easily supervise. Chris and his team design a space that blends in with the home's natural surroundings, yet is functional for the family's needs. The team demos the dangerous patio and levels the yard. They create a massive stone patio, with raised dining deck, a natural-looking waterfall and pond with fish and a beautiful gazebo set high on a slope, designed for gazing over the yard. And to keep the children happy, a hand-made outdoor xylophone becomes the centerpiece of the garden.

Tuesday
May 12
6pm | 5c
Season 2, Episode 8

Eclectic Dream Yard

Chris creates a yard that literally goes from trash to treasure. The homeowners had been saving old bathtubs and coffee urns to use as planters, but simply didn't have time to create the eclectic yard of their dreams. Chris and his team tackle a huge clean-up project before they can begin designing the small backyard. They expand a tiny deck to be closer to a hot tub, redesign an outdoor shower, add a stone patio with a fire pit and extra seating, and create a unique rebar arbor that leads to a children's play area. To enhance the small yard's growing area, the team attaches planting pockets to the side of a garage and creates a beautiful vertical garden.

Wednesday
May 13
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 2, Episode 12

Creativity Retreat

Chris and his team must work around a beautiful, but rooty tree to give homeowners the backyard creative retreat they're asking for. The tree's shade and prominent roots prevent grass from growing in the backyard, so Chris builds a deck to level out the space over the roots. An attached bar and seating area makes the deck an enticing hangout. Nearby, a dining area and propane fire pit provide additional seating. And a rustic outdoor cabana becomes the creative retreat the couple has always wanted, complete with desks where they can set up their laptop computers. Chris plants shade-tolerant and colorful plants to give the entire yard a cohesive feel.

Sunday
May 17
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 1, Episode 10

Creating Vintage Charm with New and Old Elements

Julie and John are proud owners of a 100-year-old Craftsman bungalow with one big problem: its grassy backyard lacks the charm and character of their home. The couple ask Chris to create a backyard that incorporates their eclectic taste and their 5-year-old son's need for outdoor space, while preserving the integrity of the Craftsman style. Chris' design includes a new deck with columns that perfectly match those on the home's front porch. When the homeowners ask for a roof, Chris cleverly creates a see-through roof that lets in light while protecting the deck from the elements. A concrete water feature with lily pads and koi is an unexpected surprise off the deck. And the feature everyone will remember is the vintage bike fence that blocks unsightly views while keeping the couple's antique bike collection ready to ride. Chris and his team finish the transformation just in time for the couple's celebration of the home's 100th year, one in which the new backyard is as charming and interesting as the home itself.

Tuesday
Jun 2
1pm | 12c
Season 1, Episode 4

Edible English Garden

Carmen and Eddie Machado love to go camping and spend time outside with their three boys. Carmen wants an English garden and they all want to grow their own vegetables. Chris takes on a blank canvas when he builds them an edible English Garden that also includes a fire pit, a play structure and lots of grass for impromptu backyard camping sleepovers. And best of all, a composter with lots of worms!

Wednesday
Jun 17
10am | 9c
Season 1, Episode 13

A Backyard Made for Sports and Relaxation

An active family with teenaged boys and a young daughter have a huge lot that looks more like an abandoned field than their own yard. They ask Chris and his team to create a backyard that fits their active lifestyle, yet is easy to maintain. Chris transforms the yard into a sports complex for the children. He creates a croquet lawn and batting cage for the boys, a koi pond with lilies for the daughter and and outdoor eating area for the entire family. And once the kids are tired of playing, there is a giant fire pit with seating where everyone can relax and roast marshmallows. A wildflower bed and other natural plantings ensure the family will have a beautiful, useful space that requires little upkeep.

Wednesday
Jun 17
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 2, Episode 1

Urban Farm Oasis

A young couple determined to live close to the land, hires Chris and his crew to create a beautiful urban farm in their backyard. The couple already have a beehive, but they want to be able to walk outside their door to harvest an entire meal, and serve and prepare it in an outdoor dining area. Chris designs an eclectic backyard where the couple can grow and eat their own food in an inviting outdoor space. The new yard comes complete with raised planters for vegetables and herbs. Using a door salvaged from the couple's rickety wooden shed, Chris creates an adorable chicken coop and tool shed.

Tuesday
Apr 12
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 2, Episode 7

Outdoor Rooms with a View

Chris tackles a yard so unusable, the homeowners' two young daughters would rather play in the driveway than in the large yard behind the house. The space opens to an uneven brick patio, sloping yard and a play area that's too far from the house for the parents to easily supervise. Chris and his team design a space that blends in with the home's natural surroundings, yet is functional for the family's needs. The team demos the dangerous patio and levels the yard. They create a massive stone patio, with raised dining deck, a natural-looking waterfall and pond with fish and a beautiful gazebo set high on a slope, designed for gazing over the yard. And to keep the children happy, a hand-made outdoor xylophone becomes the centerpiece of the garden.

Tuesday
Apr 12
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 2, Episode 2

Woodlands Retreat

While the large, woody backyard looks beautiful from a distance, up close, the bugs and overgrown bushes keep a pair of new homeowners and their dog out of the backyard. They want to be able to entertain and relax in their shady yard, but the small deck and unkempt woodlands are impractical for parties of any size. Chris uses a backhoe, chainsaw and inventive new plantings and hard-scape to create a yard that seems to grow right out of nature, but is inviting and relaxing as well. Chris extends the deck and adds stadium steps to create a new dining and cooking area. A flagstone patio becomes a natural floor for an outdoor living room. A waterfall surrounded by river rock looks as if it was created by nature. And a huge swinging daybed is tucked into the yard's far corner under a pergola. The frisky dog isn't forgotten as he gets his own grassy enclosure as well. New plantings are the unsung heros of this yard, however. Chris uses insect-repellent flowers and herbs to help keep spiders and bugs back in the woods and away from the homeowners new outdoor retreat.

Tuesday
May 17
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 2, Episode 7

Outdoor Rooms with a View

Chris tackles a yard so unusable, the homeowners' two young daughters would rather play in the driveway than in the large yard behind the house. The space opens to an uneven brick patio, sloping yard and a play area that's too far from the house for the parents to easily supervise. Chris and his team design a space that blends in with the home's natural surroundings, yet is functional for the family's needs. The team demos the dangerous patio and levels the yard. They create a massive stone patio, with raised dining deck, a natural-looking waterfall and pond with fish and a beautiful gazebo set high on a slope, designed for gazing over the yard. And to keep the children happy, a hand-made outdoor xylophone becomes the centerpiece of the garden.

Tuesday
Apr 25
10am | 9c