Going Yard Makeovers

Contemporary Backyard Makeover with Dining Room

Chris gives a young family the backyard they never even knew they wanted.

About the Hosts

Chris Lambton

A professional landscaper and fan fave on ABC's The Bachelorette, Chris makes over neglected backyards alongside his wife, Peyton.
All About Chris

Peyton Lambton

After she caught America's eye on ABC's The Bachelor, Peyton joins husband Chris on HGTV to overhaul outdoor spaces.
All About Peyton

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 9

Turning a Large, Rundown Backyard into an Modern Retreat by Day and an Outdoor Theater by Night

The Morgan family needs a backyard where the children can play, the adults can relax, and everyone can form lasting family memories. Chris thinks outside the box to transform the family's forgettable backyard into a unique space with plenty of comfy seating, a lounge area with a hammock and stretches of grass for playing. But the unexpected element that thrills the homeowners is an outdoor movie theater where the entire family can gather and create lasting memories. Chris shows how to effectively plan outdoor spaces that will incorporate multiple uses and unexpected surprises.

Wednesday
Oct 8
6:30am | 5:30c
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.

Wednesday
Oct 15
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 2, Episode 12

OUTDOOR BAR, FIRE PIT AND 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.

Wednesday
Oct 22
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 1, Episode 2

Cluttered Yard Gets Modern Lines

El and Sharon Sanders have a cluttered backyard that is overgrown with weeds and full of unsightly storage bins. Chris has to demo a deteriorating carport, concrete and fencing before he can build a modern low-profile deck with built-in storage, a relaxation space with a fountain and low maintenance plantings.

Monday
Mar 28
6:30am | 5:30c
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.

Monday
Mar 28
7am | 6c
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 4
6:30am | 5:30c
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.

Monday
Apr 18
7am | 6c
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.

Monday
May 2
6:30am | 5:30c
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.

Monday
May 2
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 13

ASIAN-INSPIRED LOW-MAINTENANCE YARD

When a couple can't agree on how to create a beautiful, but low maintenance backyard, Chris and his team take over. The homeowners love to dine, practice yoga, and entertain outside, and ask Chris to create a space that will meet their needs. Chris extends the home's covered patio to include a steel pergola over a new dining and yoga area. Decking extends through the yard, leading to an unusual sunken fire pit with comfortable cushion seating. And the focal point of the yard is a no-maintenance yin-yang garden with decorative footbridge leading to a side yard. Easy-care grasses and flowers give year-round beauty, without needing to be groomed.

Monday
May 9
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 2, Episode 12

OUTDOOR BAR, FIRE PIT AND 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.

Monday
May 16
6:30am | 5:30c
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 9

CARIBBEAN BACKYARD WITH FIRE PIT

A well-traveled homeowner creates the perfect design challenge when she requests a Caribbean backyard in Cape Cod. With colorful, beachy inspiration, Chris gives the homeowner what she wants, with a twist. Chris creates a wrap-around deck that leads into the new backyard and solves a tricky backyard access problem. A Caribbean-themed bar with a clever metal roof becomes the yard's focal point, surrounded by a stone patio with a fire pit, dining area and sitting area. Chris reuses the homeowner's hammock, under a new pergola to give her a shady space to relax. And to complete the tropical theme, Chris uses colorful, lush plants and even sand, to mimic the feel of the Caribbean.

Monday
May 23
6:30am | 5:30c

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