Stihl Inc., Virginia Beach, Virginia, has teamed up with landscape contractor and television host Sara Bendrick to deliver expert landscaping advice and tips to homeowners. With more than 10 years of experience, Bendrick specializes in residential design where she combines environmental awareness with artistic expression.
Bendrick is best known as the host of the DIY Network show “I Hate My Yard” and is the author of “Big Impact Landscaping.” Bendrick will utilize her landscaping expertise and on-air talent to develop digital content for homeowners with topics ranging from basic gardening and how-to tips, to tackling tough yard projects and designs for exterior spaces.
“Sara’s passion for improving outdoor spaces through landscape design makes her a great addition to Team Stihl,” says Roger Phelps, corporate communications manager at Stihl Inc. “She shares our passion for nature and will be a valuable source of information and advice for Stihl customers.”
Since 2012, Bendrick has owned and operated Sarita Landscape Designs, a design/build landscape company based in San Diego. Her work has been featured on several other shows including the DIY Network’s “Lawn and Order” and “Build it like Bendrick.” She is currently signed on as the landscape designer and contractor on HGTV’s “A Very Brady Renovation,” a series following the revamp of the iconic Brady Bunch house.
Bendrick earned her Bachelor of Science in landscape architecture from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and studied horticulture at Cuyamaca College in 2005. After college, she worked for several landscape design companies, including serving as forewoman for Ponderosa Landscapes Inc., and as a landscape designer and project manager for Sage Landscapes. She received a first place award for Small Residential Design at the 2017 California Landscape Contractors Association Awards.