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As Landscape Designer on This Old House and Ask This Old House, Jenn Nawada teaches solutions to viewers across the country to make their landscapes more beautiful and functional. Jenn has been working in the landscape design and build field since 2001 and for more than a decade, she has owned a design-build company. As a residential landscape designer, Jenn creates landscape plans that are sophisticated, stylish, and natural. She helps clients realize the potential of their land, which can lead to healthier connections between people and their environments. She designs, manages, and implements both large and midsize projects throughout the Boston area with some of the finest local professionals to ensure a successful completion of each project. Jenn first served as Landscape Designer on the This Old House Auburndale project in 2010, working alongside Roger Cook to create a welcoming garden out front while respecting the natural river habitat behind the home. Jenn later brought her smarts to Ask This Old House beginning in 2015, and officially became This Old House Landscape Contractor in January 2020. Jenn earned her Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from Rollins College in Florida and a Master of Arts in Landscape Design and Land Use Planning from the Conway School of Landscape Design in Massachusetts. She has been a Massachusetts Certified Horticulturist since 2004. Prior to owning her own business, she was lead designer at a design firm in Boston, worked at a large-scale nursery in the Boston suburbs, and even worked as an Environmental Education Instructor in Vermont. Jenn lives in an early 1900s house in the Boston area with her husband and two sons. Follow Jenn on Twitter @JNawadaTOH

S20 E39, Jenn Nawada presents a What Is It?

Celebrating 20 Years of What Is It?

This Old House landscape contractor Jenn Nawada stumps the guys with a contraption they’ve never seen before—even after celebrating 20 years of "What Is It?"

S20 E38, Jenn Nawada helps clean and rejuvenate a backyard koi pond

How to Maintain a Backyard Pond

Landscape contractor Jenn Nawada helps a homeowner restore their backyard pond to its former glistening glory.

S20 E36, Jenn Nawada explains how to test soil to Kevin O’Connor

Testing Soil at Home

Landscaping contractor Jenn Nawada shows host Kevin O’Connor how to use a home soil test kit to check the condition of his soil.

S20 E23, Jenn Nawada plants a window box

How to Build Window Flower Boxes

In this DIY Smarts project, This Old House carpenter Nathan Gilbert and landscape contractor Jenn Nawada build and plant custom window boxes for a colorful touch of curb appeal.

S20 E31, Jenn Nawada discusses succulents

Everything to Know About Growing and Maintaining Succulents

This Old House landscaping contractor Jenn Nawada visits a local greenhouse to discuss everything you need to know about caring for succulents.

Jenn Nawada spreading ground cover

How to Design a Yard in Phases

Ask This Old House landscape contractor Jenn Nawada returns to her home state of Florida to help a homeowner design a tropical landscape for his backyard.


How to Create a Secret Garden

Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada cleans up an overgrown garden and redesigns it as a secret garden

S20 E29, Jenn Nawada among the hyndrangeas

Everything to Know About Hydrangeas

This Old House landscape contractor Jenn Nawada explains why she loves hydrangeas so much and where to plant and care for them.

S20 E26, Jenn Nawada discusses houseplants

Houseplants for Different Areas of the House

This Old House landscape expert Jenn Nawada takes us to a local greenhouse to discuss how to choose houseplants for any room.

S17 E1, Jenn Nawada installs a plunge pool

How to Install a Plunge Pool

Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada installs a plunge pool for a homeowner with a small back yard