About the show

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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Contemporary Backyard with a Garden

A backyard with a garden and pergola 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.

Deck Made of Reclaimed Wood

A deck made of reclaimed windows is shown, as seen on DIY Network's I Hate My Yard.

Outdoor Dining Area with a Brick Fireplace

An outdoor dining area with a brick fireplace is 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.

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.

Backyard with Wood Benches

A backyard with a sitting area with wood benches 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.

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.

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.

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.

Wednesday
Apr 1
2:30am | 1:30c
Season 1, Episode 10

Spanish Flair

The close-knit Martinez family loves to gather with their extended family, but their backyard has been left in disarray and no one wants to spend time back there. So sisters Melissa & Illiana are taking on the task of making over their parent's yard with help from Landscape Designer Sara Bendrick. Plans call for a Spanish-inspired dining area complete with a rustic pergola and Saltillo tile floor, a large fireplace with built-in seating, a relaxing water feature, and desert-style landscaping.

Tuesday
Apr 7
3:30pm | 2:30c
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.

Thursday
Apr 16
3:30pm | 2:30c
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.

Wednesday
Apr 29
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 3, Episode 7

Eco Surf Shack

Grace, Adam and their son, Zealand are an active family that love being outdoors and entertaining, but their backyard is ill suited for their needs. Landscape designer Sara Bendrick helps them create a space that both reflects their lifestyle and is kid-friendly. Plans include a yoga pavilion for Grace, an outdoor shower and cabana for Adam to clean off after surfing, a relaxing deck featuring a boat lounger, plus a planted pathway with raised veggie beds.

Wednesday
May 20
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 6

Asian Garden

Single dad Ray has his hands full raising his two daughters. There's little time left to tend to his neglected backyard.Landscape Designer Sara Bendrick helps him turn the space into an Asian inspired oasis complete with a meditation deck, reflection pond and pergola-covered living area.

Tuesday
May 3
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 2, Episode 7

Man Of Honor

Brother and Sister team, Shawn and Jade, lived in over 30 homes growing up & watched their contractor father flip houses. Now, Shawn is the proud owner of his first place and he's been putting his skills to work on the inside, but the mess outside seems daunting. Shawn wants to host an outdoor bridal shower for Jade so he calls on Landscape Designer Sara Bendrick to whip the yard into shape. Plans include an outdoor movie theater complete with a sunken seating area, a walk-through gazebo, and a standing lounge & bar.

Tuesday
May 10
8am | 7c
Season 1, Episode 13

Spanish Spinoff

Chris & Kimberly love their Spanish style home, but the back yard just isn't cutting it. They need a space that they can relax in that also includes a play area for their son, Eli. Landscape Designer Sara Bendrick's plan includes a lounging area complete with a fireplace, a shade structure that features retractable sails, and play structure that sits a top removable rubber flooring.

Tuesday
Jun 21
7:30am | 6:30c
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.

Monday
Jun 27
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 1, Episode 4

Tuscan Hideaway

Keisha's back yard has exactly one asset a pool. But around it lies crumbling concrete, towering weeds and a pergola on the verge of collapse. Sara starts the makeover by repairing the concrete with an overlay, and upgrading the pergola with stone-clad posts. She adds a raised vegetable bed and fills the yard with Tuscan-inspired plants and features, including a stone fountain.

Tuesday
Jul 19
7:30am | 6:30c
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.

Friday
Aug 26
8am | 7c
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.

Tuesday
May 16
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.

Tuesday
Apr 3
8:30am | 7:30c
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.

Tuesday
May 29
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.

Tuesday
May 29
8:30am | 7:30c
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.

Tuesday
Jun 5
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.

Tuesday
Jun 12
8am | 7c
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.

Tuesday
Jun 19
8am | 7c
Season 3, Episode 7

Eco Surf Shack

Grace, Adam and their son, Zealand are an active family that love being outdoors and entertaining, but their backyard is ill suited for their needs. Landscape designer Sara Bendrick helps them create a space that both reflects their lifestyle and is kid-friendly. Plans include a yoga pavilion for Grace, an outdoor shower and cabana for Adam to clean off after surfing, a relaxing deck featuring a boat lounger, plus a planted pathway with raised veggie beds.

Tuesday
Jun 26
8am | 7c

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