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Show Us Your Remodel!

Enter your whole house redo for a chance to land on the cover of the October issue and to win $10,000

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How to Plant a Large Shade Tree

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner select and plant a deciduous shade tree

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Grow Espaliered Trees for a Slim Fit

Trained against a wall or trimmed into a living fence, espaliered trees and shrubs are an elegant small-space solution for any yard

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All About Shade Trees

Plant one to boost property values, lower energy costs—and leave a lasting legacy

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Covering a Cracked Walkway with Flagstone

Roger Cook explains the best way to cover up a concrete walkway to match a flagstone porch

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The Hottest Tile Trends for 2016

Standout looks spotted at this year's tile trade show Coverings

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Into the Woods for a Lot Turned into Magical Garden Rooms

Here's how an ordinary suburban lot transformed into a series of magical garden rooms—with ideas anyone can use

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    Fast-Growing Shade Trees
    Want to add some cool beauty to your landscape? Here are fast-growing favorites for shade, screening, and spectacular ornamental beauty

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