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Episode #1026 of Season 10 of ATOH
Landscape contractor Roger Cook and host Kevin O'Connor refinish several worn-out items using spray paint… more
Episode #1025 of Season 10 of ATOH
Host Kevin O'Connor and electrician Scott Caron travel to Annapolis, Maryland to install a manual transfer switch for a portable generator… more
Episode #1024 of Season 10 of ATOH
General contractor Tom Silva heads to Alexandria, Virginia to restore the windows in a home built by George Washington… more
Episode #1023 of Season 10 of ATOH
Alternative energy expert Ross Trethewey travels to San Francisco to learn about a new way to finance the installation of photovoltaic solar panels… more
Episode #1022 of Season 10 of ATOH
Contractor Angelo McRae helps a homeowner tile his bathroom floor… more
Episode #1021 Season 10 of ATOH
ask this old house episode one-thousand-and-twenty-one of season ten

Original Air Date: Week of February 23, 2012

Landscape contractor Roger Cook travels to Dallas to help a homeowner plant a garden using native species that are drought-tolerant. Then, general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner remove a door and replace it with a window.

Texas Drought-Tolerant Garden
Roger travels to Dallas to plant a garden using drought-tolerant, native species.

Where to find it?
Expert assistance on this project was provided by:

Texas Discovery Gardens
Dallas, TX 75210
Director of Horticulture: Randy Johnson

Randy recommended using expanded shale and compost to amend the clay soil. These are available at garden centers.

Small gas rototillers like the one Roger used are available to rent at home centers and tool rental stores.

These are the drought-tolerant plants that Roger and Randy planted. Most of these species are native to Texas. The adapted species are indicated by an asterisk (*)

Brazos Penstemon (Penstemon tenuis)
Lyre-Leaf sage (Salvia lyrata)
Frostweed (Verbesina virginica)
Inland Sea Oats (Chasmanthium latifolium)
Fall aster (Aster oblongifolious)
Flame Acanthus (Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii)
Lantana spp. 'Irene'
Mexican Feathergrass (Stipa tenuissma)
*Lamb's Ear (Stachys byzantia)
Lanceleaf coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata)
Wright's Mistflower (Eupatorium wrightii)
American Beautyberry (Callicarpa Americana)
Dwarf ruellia 'White' (Ruellia brittoniana)
Zexmenia (Zexmenia hispida)
Gregg's Mistflower (Eupatorium greggii)
Yellow Columbine (Aquilegia chrysantha)
Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)
*Yucca (Yucca pendula)
Pigeonberry (Rivina humilis)
Blackfoot Daisy (Melampodium leucanthum)
Autumn Sage (Salvia greggii)
Standing Cypress (Ipomopsis rubra)
Chili pequin (Capsicum annuum var. aviculare)
Scarlett Sage (Salvia coccinea)
Black Sampson (Echinacea angustifolia)
*Tennessee Coneflower (Echinacea tennesseensis) (endangered species)
Turk's Cap (Malvaviscus drummondii)
*Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm'
Coreopsis 'Baby Sun' (Coreopsis grandiflora)
*Japanese Holly Fern (Cyrtomium falcatum)

Check with your local garden center or horticultural office for native plant recommendations in your area.

Installing a Picture Window
Tom helps a homeowner remove a door and replace it with a picture window.

Where to find it?
The window that Tom installed was manufactured by Andersen Windows. It was purchased at the Home Depot.

The sheathing with a built-in air barrier is manufactured by Zip System.

Other supplies in this segment, including kiln-dried lumber and expanding foam insulation are available at hardware stores and home centers.
Episode #1020 Season 10 of ATOH
Host Kevin O'Connor works with a siding contractor to install a new vinyl casing around a window… more
Episode #1019 Season 10 of ATOH
Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey installs a recirculation pump to provide hot water quickly to a bathroom… more
Episode #1018 Season 10 of ATOH
Landscape contractor Roger Cook heads to San Francisco to upgrade a neglected urban patio… more
Episode #1017 Season 10 of ATOH
Landscape contractor Roger Cook and host Kevin O'Connor examine several ways to reduce the amount of water used for irrigation… more
Episode #1016 Season 10 of ATOH
Host Kevin O'Connor works with painter Mauro Henrique to stain a cedar fence… more
Episode #1015 Season 10 of ATOH
Electrician Scott Caron works with a homeowner to upgrade his electrical service from 100 to 200 amps… more
Episode #1014 Season 10 of ATOH
General contractor Tom Silva heads to Atlanta to help a homeowner install a solid oak front door… more
Episode #1013 Season 10 of ATOH
General contractor Tom Silva explains to a homeowner how ice dams form and how to prevent them… more
Episode #1012 Season 10 of ATOH
Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey travels to Philadelphia to install a battery back-up sump pump… more
Episode #1011 Season 10 of ATOH
Host Kevin O'Connor works with an electrician in Atlanta to install a front porch light… more
Episode #1010 Season 10 of ATOH
General contractor Tom Silva travels to Philadelphia to help a homeowner put the finishing touch on a backyard pizza oven… more
Episode #1009 Season 10 of ATOH
General contractor Tom Silva helps two homeowners build a railing for their porch… more
Episode #1008 Season 10 of ATOH
Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey travels to Georgia to fix a kitchen sink drain… more
Episode #1007 Season 10 of ATOH
Landscaping contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner repair a crack in an asphalt walkway… more
Episode #1006 Season 10 of ATOH
Landscaping contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner remove several overgrown shrubs in front of her house and plant many new perennials… more
Episode #1005 Season 10 of ATOH
Host Kevin O'Connor works with an insulation contractor to show the proper way to insulate a wall using fiberglass batts… more
Episode #1004 Season 10 of ATOH
Landscaping contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner prune an overgrown evergreen hedge… more
Episode #1004 Season 10 of ATOH
Landscaping contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner prune an overgrown evergreen hedge… more
Episode #1003 Season 10 of ATOH
Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner replace a corroded fitting on his water heater… more
Episode #1002 Season 10 of ATOH
Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner repair her faulty shower valve… more
Episode #1001 Season 10 of ATOH
Landscaping contractor Roger Cook and arborist Matt Foti kick off the 10th season of Ask This Old House by helping a homeowner transplant two trees… more