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Imagine wandering around the local lawn and garden department, trying to decide what in the world you can do with the appearance of your yard. Suddenly a guy walks up to you and asks politely if he can go home with you. After some hesitation, you say yes, because it's free! He follows you home and in hours, he turns your yard into an extreme outdoor living space.

You've just been crashed! When the program starts, Yard Crashers takes a look at the embarrassed owner's yard. The yard owners meet the crew and are asked to rally their friends around them to help out with the process. Next the owners receive a yard plan designed just for them, depending on their preference. Anywhere from an Italian villa to a Thai garden, it is possible.

The Yard Crasher crew arrives in a burst of energy! The excitement is contagious and all participants get into initial destructive activities. A few people are pulling out old shrubs, some people are breaking up the old patio and others are hauling it out to a huge dumpster now located on their driveway. Finally the old yard is torn away and will be replaced shortly. Neighbors are leaning over their fences to hopefully get a glimpse of what is going on. The host is prodding and convincing each participant as he motivates them to keep going. He's playful and witty and a very personable person. Don't be surprised as he lets you put your handprints in the cement, only to smooth it back out after you get your hands all messy. The host will add all of the finishing touches himself, in a mad dash to the finish deadline. He wants to surprise everyone with the final result. Of course there is the occasional set back, where a sprinkler line may explode, but somehow the emergencies are covered professionally.

Who knows, next time you are in the lawn and garden section of the store, you just might be asked if you could use some help for free. Smile and say yes!

Monday 10:00 PM et/pt on DIY Network
16 Seasons, 219 Episodes
April 7, 2008
Home & Garden
7.7/10
Cast: Roger Craig Smith, Ahmed Hassan, Matt Blashaw
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Yard Crashers Full Episode Guide

  • Matt and the crew tackle a messy and cluttered backyard filled with with broken patio furniture and uneven pavers, turning it into a space with a custom outdoor kitchen, a rolling Tiki bar and a high-top table.

  • In Orange County, Calif., Matt finds a couple who have been renovating their fixer upper but neglecting their backyard; Matt transforms the space into an industrial-modern retreat with a dining area, a gabion water feature and a galvanized fire pit.

  • 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.

  • An empty and boring yard is transformed into a living space that includes a gravel patio and modern pergola.

  • An Orange County backyard with zero purpose and tons of weeds is transformed into the ultimate hangout with a custom hammock sofa, water feature and two-tiered deck with a barbecue smoker. Plus, a pottery plant wall gives this backyard some needed color and life.

  • A small backyard 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 and a pizza oven make this backyard the ultimate party space!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • This dark and unwelcoming yard has these homeowners hanging out inside.

  • Matt takes on a soggy sloping yard and makes a grilling, dining and lounging area.

  • An entertainment area is created from an unused yard burdened with dying plants and an old shed.

  • An unwelcoming yard is transformed into a Mediterranean oasis including a big deck and a barbecue island.

  • Chris and his crew visit Blog Cabin 2016 to transform a vacant side yard into a recreational area complete with a stilted guest retreat, two-tiered deck with custom seating and a sand volleyball court.

  • Chris and his squad visit Blog Cabin 2016 to change an unused area under the stilted home into a lower lounge that makes the most of the gulf view.

  • Chris and his team descend on Blog Cabin 2016 to turn an empty side yard into a recreational area complete with a stilted guest retreat and a sand volleyball court.

  • Chris and his team head to Blog Cabin 2016 to transform an unused area under the stilted house into a lower lounge that capitalizes on the gulf view.

  • Chris makes a beachy outdoor getaway with a San Diego theme, including a colored concrete patio; redwood pergola; custom dining table; and a surfboard bar.

  • Cory and Lauren's low-lying yard is decomposing, so they ask Chris for the best outdoor living space where they can entertain their friends and family in low country style.

  • Chris and his team convert a dull, muddy space into a traditional Charleston backyard.

  • Chris Lambton transforms a backyard wasteland into a hillside party pad. Features include a redwood upper deck with a bubbling hot tub and a lower patio area with plenty of space to hang out. A massive new grill finishes it off!

  • A 1950s backyard gets converted into a modern entertaining area.

  • A giant outdoor room is constructed, including a bamboo deck and custom bar.

  • Chris Lambton and his crew transform a dilapidated yard into a massive outdoor room, including an oversized bamboo deck, a custom bar made from wine barrels and a living wall full of colorful plants.

  • The crew turns a neglected yard into an urban putting green with a deck.

  • Chris crashes TJ and Julie's backyard, a sad space with a small patio and no landscaping. The crew adds a huge paver patio with a dining table, a built-in barbecue island and a tranquil water feature.

  • Chris puts together an eclectic yard that has a chicken coop, water wheel, farm table and rustic grill island.

  • In the 16th season opening, Chris turns a dysfunctional area into a private party place.

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