Mediterranean Oasis S17, E1: Matt comes to Allen and Lily's rescue with a Mediterranean oasis design for their uninviting yard; he gives them a deck with a barbecue island; he adds a water and fire feature, then he builds a paver patio as well as a custom daybed with a pergola.
Starring Roger Craig Smith, Matt Blashaw, Ahmad Hassan
If you're lucky enough to run into an HGTV/DIY Network personality while shopping for grass seed, don't run the other way. The happenstance could be your ticket to a brand new backyard. Licensed landscape contractors search home improvement stores for weekend warriors who could use a pro's expertise. Willing participants are then followed home to commence the "crash" -- for two days, the landscape pro and his team of contractors and artisans completely remake the drab backyard into a relaxing retreat worth thousands of dollars. Ahmad Hassan, Matt Blashaw and Chris Lambton alternate as hosts.