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About the Hosts

Matt Blashaw

This licensed contractor honed his handyman skills while working at his father's lumberyard through college.
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About The Show

You never know what you'll be bringing home from the home improvement store. You go in for grass seed but come home with new patio chairs and a bag of cement. If you're lucky enough, you could also bring home a professional landscape contractor. On DIY Network's Yard Crashers, expert Ahmed Hassan waits at stores looking for the perfect weekend warriors who could definitely use his help. Once he finds his target, Ahmed and his team follow the surprised shoppers home and completely transform their yards. It's ambush landscaping at its best!

Episodes

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Season 11, Episode 1

Yard Crashers Visits Blog Cabin

Matt and team head to Blog Cabin North Carolina to help transform the massive waterfront property into a cozy entertaining area. He builds a solid covered pergola with a paver patio that extends outwards to provide a hangout area, complete with a ledge stone fire pit. Inside the pergola, he adds an outdoor kitchen, ceiling fan, cable lights & dining table. Finally, to connect the structure to the home, he adds steppingstones to the porch and builds an outdoor shower which is faced with the original home's shingles.

Saturday
Apr 4

8:30am | 7:30c

Season 7, Episode 1

Tudor to Thai

This young couple receives a Thai inspired backyard transformation including a brand new deck, a custom fire feature and a barbeque grill island. A floating meditation station is housed in a structure with a high-pitched rooftop not unlike those found in Thailand "stilt" houses. The floating nature of the build creates the above ground aspect in a stilt house as well as to create a space to be calm and meditate the stress away.

Saturday
May 2

7am | 6c

Season 8, Episode 6

Upcycling the Backyard Space

An empty lot of a yard gets an upcycling makeover by Matt and his crew. They repurpose old used materials to create a privacy wall and concrete pathway. Old metal pipes are used as planters and antique looking window frames are created to add visual interest to an otherwise boring fence next to a Bocce ball court.

Saturday
May 2

7:30am | 6:30c

Season 10, Episode 7

Party Pavilion

This family wants a back yard that can host parties for their 5 kids. Matt doesn't disappoint when he transforms the boring yard into party central with the addition of a wood & metal dining pavilion with a unique storage wall, a sheer decent water feature and stucco fire pit. In addition, a privacy fence is added which includes a chalkboard and creative seating for the kids. Finally, a new grill, sod and plants are added to give this family the entertaining space of their dreams.

Saturday
May 2

8am | 7c

Season 11, Episode 11

A GIANT of a Yard Crash

Matt searches and finds San Francisco's biggest Giants fans. With the help of major league baseball and the MLB Network, Matt and former pro player Eric Byrnes transform their boring terraced yard into a GIANTS inspired space complete with new huge platform deck with custom metal bar and wall mounted beer tap, a lounging area with large TV to watch all the games, a baseball coffee table and contemporary new deck railing plus lots of Giants bling for the ultimate ball watching mecca.

Saturday
May 2

8:30am | 7:30c

Season 6, Episode 13

Modern California Retreat

These homeowners are both IT workers who have little time for yard care, but they'd like their overgrown yard to become an outdoor living room to host game night. What they end up with is a complete transformation, including a redwood deck with a stone fireplace, two water features flanking the corners of the yard and custom decorative metal panels for privacy. Plus, pavers are added throughout, leading to a cedar hot tub. And the best part? No more grass to maintain!

Saturday
May 30

7am | 6c

Season 8, Episode 9

'Cabo chic'

A drab yard with a pool gets a major facelift from Matt and his team. He adds a contemprory flare by using composite decking. Privacy walls go up and a tiled water feature transforms the boring landscape. And to spice it up even more, the Yard Crashers crew adds a built in fire feature and a fabric draped Cabana.

Saturday
May 30

7:30am | 6:30c

Season 10, Episode 10

Old World Stone Wall Patio

A couple of first-time homeowners are confused by the shape of their oblong backyard, until Matt Blashaw offers to help them add new dimension and features to the oddly shaped space. Taking a cue from their love of archery and wine, Matt designs an Old World style yard, with cobble pathways and DIY stone walls they shape from moldable concrete. A giant stone fireplace with a cozy hearth highlights a welcoming seating area on a new patio shaded by giant umbrella planters. Matt and his crew show the homeowners even more ways to mold concrete into a stone water fountain, and a footbridge that is shaped and stained to look like natural wood. Carpentry projects include a DIY archery wall, wine barrel bar, and a dining table with a twist: a heavy-duty tabletop featuring a stone Lazy Susan.

Saturday
May 30

8am | 7c

Season 11, Episode 3

Shady Oasis

This small blank slate of a yard gets transformed into a shady oasis with multiple wood & metal shade structures, a large blue stone paver patio, metal mesh living screens, a natural stone bubbling water feature, and a wood burning suspending fire feature. A one-of-a kind living dining table, and a custom chaise lounge/planter box unit. And finally, mature Chinese Elm trees for privacy and an abundance of colorful climbing plants.

Saturday
May 30

8:30am | 7:30c

Season 7, Episode 11

Hillside Terrace

This first-time homeowner wants an entertainment space out of her existing bare hillside. What she gets is three 3 terraces cut into the hillside. Level one is off the master bedroom, accessed via a new glass door to take in the view and features "T" arbors framing the view of her new space. All three levels are connected by new decorative concrete steps. Level two features a hot tub and custom fire feature. Level three features a massive, ancient olive tree. The three terraces are ringed with retaining wall seating for 40! The new space is also warmed up with additional plantings of Redwood trees, Japanese Maples, and a Willow tree.

Saturday
Jun 27

7am | 6c

Season 9, Episode 4

Country French

This empty lot, filled with chunks of broken concrete, gets a Country French makeover. First the huge yard becomes private with the installation of a 6 ft fence and 2 additional feet of lattice. Three destination hard scapes are created. One has a fire feature. A new redwood bridge connects the other two spaces. The bridge crosses a custom built waterfall and stream. Unique raised redwood planter boxes are built and planted with organic vegetables.

Saturday
Jun 27

7:30am | 6:30c

Season 12, Episode 1

Private Dining Patio

These Nashville homeowners have no idea how to tackle their steep yard until Matt finds them and transforms the space into a traditional English garden. He gives them privacy by building a lattice fence alongside the public pathway, then levels the yard and lays a stone patio complete with sitting walls and a fire pit. He adds an outdoor barbecue faced with reclaimed Tennessee wood and refinishes their dilapidated deck. Finally, he adds manicured hedges, trees and gravel pathways.

Saturday
Jun 27

8am | 7c

Season 14, Episode 9

Beachy Outdoor Kitchen

Eric and Cristin Botsford have a large back yard but there's nothing in it. They dream of a beachy escape that reflects their love of the ocean and Chris delivers! He gives Cristin a big concrete patio for their outdoor kitchen, complete with new grill and prep space, that is wrapped in cedar planks and topped with concrete pavers. Nearby, he adds a custom wood plank table that is covered with a bright shade sail. Chris upcycles Eric's home-made bench into a bar and tops it with a cantilevered pergola. He also gives Eric an outdoor shower with privacy walls made from shutters. In the center of the space he includes a low bowl water feature surrounded by grass and lush landscaping.

Saturday
Jun 27

8:30am | 7:30c

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