Yard Crashers

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  • TV-G
  • 2008
  • 17 Seasons
  • 7.7  (110)

Yard Crashers is a popular TV show that aired on DIY Network from 2008 to 2018. The show starred three hosts- Roger Craig Smith, Ahmed Hassan, and Matt Blashaw, who all have extensive experience in landscaping, horticulture, and project management. In every episode, the hosts select an unsuspecting homeowner from a big-box hardware store parking lot and then transform their lackluster backyard into a stunning outdoor oasis within two days using a budget of $25,000.

The show follows a tried-and-tested format. The hosts approach homeowners while they are shopping for home improvement supplies, and offer them a chance to win a free backyard makeover. The homeowners are usually excited and ecstatic to have won the opportunity, and they immediately take the hosts to their homes. Once there, the hosts discuss the homeowners' vision for their yard and examine the space to plan their design.

What sets Yard Crashers apart from other TV shows is the amount of customization and personalization that goes into every project. The hosts work closely with the homeowners to incorporate their tastes, lifestyles, and hobbies into the design. For example, they might install a fire pit for a family who likes to camp, or a pergola for a couple who love to read outside. The show also prioritizes eco-friendliness, and features sustainable landscaping techniques and materials whenever possible.

The show is full of action and excitement. The hosts always start by demolishing the existing yard, removing old plants, shrubs, and hardscape features such as patios and retaining walls. They then start the renovation process, which includes installing new grass, water features, outdoor lighting, and seating areas. The show's crew of landscapers and contractors work tirelessly to meet the two-day deadline while ensuring that every aspect of the design is perfect.

Throughout the show, the hosts provide guidance and advice on various landscaping topics, including how to select the right plants, how to create a focal point, and how to make the most of limited space. They also share their passion for nature, design, and DIY, inspiring viewers to take on their own backyard projects.

The show's hosts have unique personalities and skills that make them easy to relate to and entertaining to watch. Ahmed Hassan, the original host, is a seasoned landscape designer who brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to every project. He is known for his affable personality and ability to connect with homeowners.

Roger Craig Smith, who replaced Hassan in later seasons, is a voice actor best known for his work in video games such as Assassin's Creed and Batman: Arkham Origins. He brings his boundless energy and enthusiasm to the show, and always has a positive and encouraging attitude towards the homeowners.

Matt Blashaw, another seasoned landscaper, is known for his creativity and artistic vision. He has a keen eye for detail and a flair for incorporating unique and unexpected elements into his designs.

Yard Crashers is a show that will appeal to anyone with a passion for landscaping, DIY, or home improvement. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced gardener, you will find plenty of inspiration and practical tips. The show's focus on personalization and sustainability makes it particularly relevant in today's world, where many people value creating a unique space that reflects their values and tastes.

Overall, Yard Crashers is a fun and engaging show that combines entertainment with education. It is a must-watch for anyone who wants to transform their backyard into a beautiful and functional outdoor oasis.

Yard Crashers is a series that is currently running and has 17 seasons (219 episodes). The series first aired on April 7, 2008.

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Tiki Bar Backyard
14. Tiki Bar Backyard
June 24, 2017
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.
Industrial-Modern In The OC
13. Industrial-Modern In The OC
June 17, 2017
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.
Hamptons Hangout
12. Hamptons Hangout
June 10, 2017
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.
Contemporary Elegance
11. Contemporary Elegance
June 3, 2017
An empty and boring yard is transformed into a living space that includes a gravel patio and modern pergola.
Funky Hammock Deck
10. Funky Hammock Deck
May 27, 2017
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.
Brick Bar Backyard
9. Brick Bar Backyard
May 27, 2017
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!
Beer Garden Backyard
8. Beer Garden Backyard
May 13, 2017
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.
Kansas City Outdoor Room
7. Kansas City Outdoor Room
May 6, 2017
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.
Hamptons Hangout
6. Hamptons Hangout
April 29, 2017
This dark and unwelcoming yard has these homeowners hanging out inside.
Kansas City English Garden
5. Kansas City English Garden
April 22, 2017
Matt takes on a soggy sloping yard and makes a grilling, dining and lounging area.
Rock Pond Living Space
4. Rock Pond Living Space
April 8, 2017
An entertainment area is created from an unused yard burdened with dying plants and an old shed.
Mediterranean Oasis
3. Mediterranean Oasis
April 8, 2017
An unwelcoming yard is transformed into a Mediterranean oasis including a big deck and a barbecue island.
Sky Cabin Side Yard At Blog Cabin
2. Sky Cabin Side Yard At Blog Cabin
April 1, 2017
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.
Lower Lounge At Blog Cabin
1. Lower Lounge At Blog Cabin
April 1, 2017
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.
Where to Watch Yard Crashers
Yard Crashers is available for streaming on the DIY Network website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Yard Crashers on demand at Philo, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, Apple TV and Pluto TV.
  • Premiere Date
    April 7, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    7.7  (110)