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Landscape designer Sara Bendrick comes to the rescue of people who love their homes but HATE their yards. Sara and the homeowners work together to create the outdoor living space they've always dreamed of.

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Backyard Sitting Area with Fire Pit

A backyard with a fire pit and wooden chairs is shown, as seen on DIY Network's I Hate My Yard.

Contemporary Patio with a Dining Area and Bar

A patio with a dining area and bar is shown, as seen on DIY Network's I Hate My Yard.

Black and Red Contemporary Back Yard Dining ARea

A backyard dining area with black wicker chairs are shown, as seen on DIY Network's I Hate My Yard.

Outdoor Dining Area with Yellow Chairs

An outdoor dining area with a wooden table and yellow chairs is shown, as seen on DIY Network's I Hate My Yard.

Canoe Turned Bench

An canoe is upcycled into a one-of-a-kind bench, as seen on DIY Network's I Hate My Yard.

Neutral Backyard with Rustic Bar

A backyard with a bar and dining area is shown, as seen on DIY Network's I Hate My Yard.

Contemporary Yard with Brown Deck

A backyard with a brown deck is shown, as seen on DIY Network's I Hate My Yard.

Contemporary Backyard with Blue and White Umbrellas

A contemporary backyard with blue and white umbrellas is shown, as seen on DIY Network's I Hate My Yard.

Contemporary Backyard with Concrete Bar

A contemporary backyard with a concrete bar is shown, as seen on DIY Network's I Hate my Yard.

Black and Red Contemporary Outdoor Dining Area

A contemporary backyard dining area with black wicker chairs is shown, as seen on DIY Network's I Hate My Yard.

Season 1, Episode 1

Ocean Oasis

Jeff and Stacie have a million dollar view ? and a 20-dollar yard. It's all roots, rubble and a whole lotta dirt. With landscape designer Sara Bendrick's help, the homeowners are adding a huge slate patio, an easy to install outdoor kitchen, an elegant pergola, and plenty of greenery to turn the yard into a living space worthy of it's ocean view.

Saturday
Apr 4
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 2, Episode 5

The Comfy Oasis

Jodi & her boyfriend Ryan have spent two years fixing up the interior of her house, but her mess of a backyard is too much for them to tackle on their own, so Landscape Designer Sara Bendrick comes in to clear out the clutter. She devises a plan to build a garden around an existing grapefruit tree using raised planter boxes. A new wooden pergola will cover an expanded dining patio, and a raised deck will be built around the existing hot tub. Mixed-material pathways will define the lawn, and a new fire pit area will be perfect for entertaining.

Tuesday
Apr 7
5:30pm | 4:30c
Season 2, Episode 11

A Little Bit of Whimsy

Jen & Jeff moved to a woodsy neighborhood cottage a year ago and spent a lot of time & energy renovating the interior. But their dangerous disaster of a backyard is too much for them to deal with so they call in Landscape Designer Sara Bendrick. After the safety hazards in the yard are dealt with, the deck will be extended to make the side yard more usable, and a pergola-covered dining area will be added. A separate seating area with a relaxing fountain will anchor one corner of the yard, and in the other, an unused shed will be converted into a playhouse complete with a climbing wall for their young son to enjoy.

Monday
Apr 20
6:30pm | 5:30c
Season 3, Episode 3

Romantic Rustic Barnyard

Baron & Tenille need to upgrade their backyard to suit them, their two kids, and a trio of chickens. Landscape designer Sara Bendrick starts by modifying their existing shade structure to support a pair of hanging day beds to create a grand new entrance to the yard. She also creates a rustic dining area under their existing tree canopy, converts an old playhouse into a palatial chicken coop, and builds a tricked out custom play area for the kids.

Thursday
Apr 23
2am | 1c
Season 3, Episode 4

Lawn & Order

Lisset & Easley's yard has been taken over by their dogs, and landscape designer Sara Bendrick comes up with a plan to accommodate all members of their family. A lengthy dog run will prevent the yard from going to the dogs again, a cozy lounge area will give mom & dad a place to relax, and their kids will have their own hideaway with a fun play tent. Plus, the existing cracked patio gets a budget-friendly makeover.

Thursday
Apr 30
2am | 1c
Season 3, Episode 6

Mid-Century Lounge

Sara takes one backyard from junky to funky. Plans include a swanky cocktail lounge, a deck, seating and a bar.

Wednesday
May 13
11pm | 10c
Season 3, Episode 1

Overgrown & Underused

Erica and Jeff have an overgrown mess of a backyard and no clue how to tackle it. Landscape designer Sara Bendrick wipes the slate clean and builds a raised deck, featuring a built-in hot tub, a cozy hammock, and personalized planters. Stained concrete pavers lead to a pair of lounging areas in the corners of the yard, featuring fire and water as focal points.

Monday
May 18
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 3, Episode 8

Concrete Overload

Kandice and TK consider themselves handy homeowners, but they have a backyard that is wall-to-wall concrete and they are completely overwhelmed. Scrapping every bit of concrete would be too expensive, so Landscape designer Sara Bendrick embraces it. A concrete block wall gets covered with stucco, sections of concrete are removed to add green space, and a raised deck covers up part of it. Other features include a grilling station and dining area.

Thursday
May 28
2am | 1c
Season 2, Episode 8

Rustic Tuscan

Omid & Ali love their tree-lined neighborhood but their backyard is seriously blah. Landscape Designer Sara Bendrick makes over their yard with a Rustic Tuscan theme, incorporating a water feature, grape vines winding around a cool trellis made of rebar, and several intimate seating areas. She'll also build them a kitchen & dining area complete with a pizza oven.

Wednesday
Jun 10
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 11

A Little Bit of Whimsy

Jen & Jeff moved to a woodsy neighborhood cottage a year ago and spent a lot of time & energy renovating the interior. But their dangerous disaster of a backyard is too much for them to deal with so they call in Landscape Designer Sara Bendrick. After the safety hazards in the yard are dealt with, the deck will be extended to make the side yard more usable, and a pergola-covered dining area will be added. A separate seating area with a relaxing fountain will anchor one corner of the yard, and in the other, an unused shed will be converted into a playhouse complete with a climbing wall for their young son to enjoy.

Monday
Jun 22
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 2, Episode 1

Disjointed Jungle

Wyatt & Shelly have renovated the entire inside of their early 1900's home, but they've been at a loss as to how to fix the multi-tiered safety hazard of a back yard. Landscape Designer Sara Bendrick comes up with a plan to unify the disjointed yard by creating distinctive areas for playing & entertaining. The new space features a larger deck, a fire pit, and a bocce ball court.

Saturday
Jun 27
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 13

Family Friendly Fixer

Deb & David grew up in the area where they recently purchased their family home. Their yard is currently a holding area for kid's toys, and has zero shade. They have a tight budget of $18,000, but Landscape designer Sara Bendrick works with their existing features to stretch the budget. The existing concrete pad will be cut back, and a dining area with a shaded pergola added on top of it. A custom-built deck will wrap around an existing tree and include a day bed, and their children will have plenty of play space on the lush new lawn and in a customized sandbox.

Tuesday
Jun 21
8am | 7c
Season 3, Episode 5

Adventure Zone

Sara conjures her inner child to create a family friendly space to play. For the kids, a plexiglass art easel and a truly organic balance beam. For the parents, a sophisticated seating nook and custom benches with a view.

Friday
Jul 29
8am | 7c
Season 3, Episode 8

Concrete Overload

Kandice and TK consider themselves handy homeowners, but they have a backyard that is wall-to-wall concrete and they are completely overwhelmed. Scrapping every bit of concrete would be too expensive, so Landscape designer Sara Bendrick embraces it. A concrete block wall gets covered with stucco, sections of concrete are removed to add green space, and a raised deck covers up part of it. Other features include a grilling station and dining area.

Wednesday
Aug 16
8am | 7c
Season 2, Episode 9

The Stairs to Nowhere

When Maggie and Michael found this house a year ago it was all about the location! They live in a prime area that's walking distance to tons of restaurants and cool boutique shops. What they gained from this spot they had to make up for in the house, so this couple has done a TON of renovating already, but the back yard is still a disaster. Landscape Designer Sara Bendrick finds a way to turn their unique design style into an elegant entertaining space complete with a spacious deck for dining, and an intimate seating area centered around a grand fireplace.

Monday
Aug 21
8am | 7c
Season 3, Episode 9

Repurposed and Refueled

TJ and Kate bought their 2-bedroom Craftsman because it had a huge backyard with lots of potential. Unfortunately, they are stuck on what to do with it. Landscape designer Sara Bendrick works with their existing features to create an eclectic entertaining space. The rundown pergola gets a facelift and is expanded, a lopsided brick fireplace gets balanced out with a second planter, old windows are stacked to form a wall and create an intimate entertaining space, and an old shed is repurposed into a backyard bar.

Wednesday
Aug 23
8am | 7c
Season 2, Episode 10

Hillside Retreat

Siao & Gayle saw lots of potential when they moved into their hillside home 2 years ago. They've renovated much of the interior, but out back reminds them of a prison yard. Landscape Designer Sara Bendrick plans to change all that by ditching the chain link fence in favor of a sleek wooden fence with embedded marbles. She'll also build them a cantilevered deck to expand the living space, and a vegetable garden made of stacked railroad ties that will double as a privacy fence.

Monday
Aug 28
8am | 7c
Season 3, Episode 10

Yard Divided

Vartan and Susie have a decent size yard, but it's divided up and of little use to them as is. Landscape designer Sara Bendrick devises a plan to unify the space by removing trees and using cascading steps to connect a revamped dining patio and cozy new lounge area. Their kids will get their own play area with a custom-built fort, and the rest of the yard will be spruced up with circular concrete pavers, and a vertical garden at the rear of the house.

Wednesday
Aug 30
8am | 7c
Season 2, Episode 11

A Little Bit of Whimsy

Jen & Jeff moved to a woodsy neighborhood cottage a year ago and spent a lot of time & energy renovating the interior. But their dangerous disaster of a backyard is too much for them to deal with so they call in Landscape Designer Sara Bendrick. After the safety hazards in the yard are dealt with, the deck will be extended to make the side yard more usable, and a pergola-covered dining area will be added. A separate seating area with a relaxing fountain will anchor one corner of the yard, and in the other, an unused shed will be converted into a playhouse complete with a climbing wall for their young son to enjoy.

Monday
Sep 4
8am | 7c
Season 3, Episode 11

Shady Hillside Retreat

Sean and Rebecca could see the potential in the backyard when they bought their hillside home, but after cleaning up the overgrown space they were stuck on what to do with it. Landscape designer Sara Bendrick anchors the rear of the lengthy yard with a deck and a tranquil water feature to draw people back. A custom fort and a shade garden will keep Sean and Rebecca's kids entertained, and a brick wall is converted into a bench. Salvaged bricks are used to create a barbecue station and a small patio.

Wednesday
Sep 6
8am | 7c
Season 3, Episode 2

Green Thumb Undone

Sarah Bendrick rescues 2 homeowners from a dead and dying backyard. A patio, a barbecue island, and a shuffleboard table that doubles as extra dining space are just the beginning of their new outdoor dream space.

Wednesday
Sep 6
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 2, Episode 12

Industrial Outdoor Kitchen

Gary and Luiza are first time homeowners with big dreams for their fixer upper home. They've already knocked out a number of remodels in the past year, but their imagination runs dry when it comes to the barren, dusty backyard. Landscape Designer Sara Bendrick comes up with a low-maintenance plan for their yard that includes a concrete paver system as groundcover, and a water feature made from corrugated metal & basalt tile. A large pergola will shade a dining area and expansive outdoor kitchen.

Monday
Sep 11
8am | 7c
Season 3, Episode 12

Vintage Outdoors

Beth and Randy have a passion for both the outdoors and the 1920's, so landscape designer Sara Bendrick combines those two varied styles to create a funky, unique space. A grand, art deco inspired walkway will spill through the yard with a raised seating area anchoring the center. A basalt water wall along the fence will add a touch of tranquility. The rear of the yard will be transformed with a cozy seat bench wrapped around a natural fire pit, and they'll build a log leg table for dining.

Wednesday
Sep 13
8am | 7c
Season 2, Episode 13

Family Friendly Fixer

Deb & David grew up in the area where they recently purchased their family home. Their yard is currently a holding area for kid's toys, and has zero shade. They have a tight budget of $18,000, but Landscape designer Sara Bendrick works with their existing features to stretch the budget. The existing concrete pad will be cut back, and a dining area with a shaded pergola added on top of it. A custom-built deck will wrap around an existing tree and include a day bed, and their children will have plenty of play space on the lush new lawn and in a customized sandbox.

Monday
Sep 18
8am | 7c
Season 3, Episode 13

Entertaining Entrepreneurs

Marni and Jordan both work from home and their uninspiring backyard makes them want to stay indoors all the time. Landscape designer Sara Bendrick brings some much-needed style and function to the yard. An obnoxious red patio will be covered with elegant tile, a vertical vegetable wall will hide unsightly utilities, and rolling planters will provide easy access to the garage. Other features include a fire pit, a colorful sail shade, and a planted trellis.

Wednesday
Sep 20
8am | 7c

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