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 1, Episode 8

Backyard Makeover with a Tea Room Focal Point

Chris and his team are asked to turn a backyard filled with children's toys into a sophisticated outdoor space with a focal point that will draw visitors into the yard. Hillary, James and their 9-year-old daughter, Kate are desperate for a backyard upgrade. Kate has outgrown her playset and playhouse and wants a more grownup space where she can spend time with her mom. Her parents love to entertain and want a backyard renovation that will make better use of their large yard, while also being a beautiful complement to their traditional design aesthetic. Chris demonstrates how to create more usable space in a yrd by building hardscape structures. The finished design includes an arbor with extra seating, a stone patio and a tea room tucked under a tree, where Kate and her mother plan to have their own parties.

Monday
Apr 6
1:30pm | 12:30c
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.

Monday
Apr 6
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 2, Episode 4

Triple-Decker Oasis

This young couple, known for their love of animals and the outdoors, mystify their family with their huge overgrown backyard filled with old wood piles and weeds. It's simply unusable. The couple realize they have a diamond in the rough, but they just don't know how to create the space they want for them, their families, and their beloved pet dog and pot-bellied pig. Chris encourages the couple to think big and use their expansive yard for the play and entertainment spaces they've always wanted. Chris and his team create a Nautical-themed yard centered around a three-level deck that stretches well into the backyard. The levels help define the sitting and dining areas. Chris shows how to use plantings right in the deck to soften the area and provide shade. The couple's love of the outdoors is celebrated with a beach-inspired fire pit surrounded by sand, beach grasses and Adirondack chairs. And Chris shows how his attention to design details ensures that even a pig pen can look attractive in well-crafted backyard.

Tuesday
Apr 21
10am | 9c
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.

Monday
Apr 27
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 2, Episode 10

A Tuscan Outdoor Dining Room

Chris and his team find design inspiration in a couple's old shed. After the homeowners visit Italy, where they dine al fresco, the homeowners ask Chris to create a Tuscan ambiance in their own backyard. Chris re-purposes the old shed to become an outdoor dining room. After moving it to a better location with a crane, the team removes some of the walls and begins creating an "old" Italian dining space. They put in a new stone patio, an outdoor kitchen, and unique pond. A sitting area around a beautiful outdoor fireplace becomes a second room in the garden, surrounded by colorful plantings.

Monday
Apr 27
7:30pm | 6:30c
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.

Wednesday
May 6
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Thursday
May 7
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 2, Episode 6

Outdoor Deck and Bar

Chris and his team tackle a huge backyard overrun with poison ivy and wood chips. A couple and their toddler daughter are only able to use a small, old deck for entertaining because the rest of the yard is too hazardous. They ask Chris to design a space that will allow them to host large family barbecues and play dates

Tuesday
May 12
3pm | 2c
Season 2, Episode 4

Triple-Decker Oasis

This young couple, known for their love of animals and the outdoors, mystify their family with their huge overgrown backyard filled with old wood piles and weeds. It's simply unusable. The couple realize they have a diamond in the rough, but they just don't know how to create the space they want for them, their families, and their beloved pet dog and pot-bellied pig. Chris encourages the couple to think big and use their expansive yard for the play and entertainment spaces they've always wanted. Chris and his team create a Nautical-themed yard centered around a three-level deck that stretches well into the backyard. The levels help define the sitting and dining areas. Chris shows how to use plantings right in the deck to soften the area and provide shade. The couple's love of the outdoors is celebrated with a beach-inspired fire pit surrounded by sand, beach grasses and Adirondack chairs. And Chris shows how his attention to design details ensures that even a pig pen can look attractive in well-crafted backyard.

Tuesday
Apr 12
10am | 9c
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.

Tuesday
Apr 12
10:30am | 9:30c
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.

Monday
May 16
7am | 6c
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.

Tuesday
May 17
11am | 10c
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.

Tuesday
Apr 25
9:30am | 8:30c