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DIY expert has creativity by the yard – The San Diego Union

Sara Bendrick has always been the artistic one among three athletic siblings in her family. Once the San Diego native discovered landscaping and gardening at Grossmont and Cuyamaca community colleges, she knew how she wanted to channel her creativity.

In 2010, Bendrick graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a degree in landscape architecture.

“I knew I wanted to be creative. That was very important to me. I feel very fortunate that I get paid to be creative. I feel like in a way I build permanent art. You change the way people live. Being outside is really good for our mental health,” Bendrick said.

Since graduating, her landscaping career has taken off in a variety of directions, some unexpected.

DIY Network was looking for a landscape expert to host a show.

“I thought that might be fun,” she said. “Although I didn’t even know what DIY Network was.”