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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


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

S20 E21, Jenn Nawada explains composting at home

How to Compost at Home

Landscape contractor Jenn Nawada explains why she loves composting and how to do it at home.


How to Use a Compost Bin

Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada gets a lesson on the best ways to compost organic materials at home.

S20 E19, Jenn Nawada learns about yews

How Shrubs are Harvested

Landscape contractor Jenn Nawada visits a fourth-generation nursery to learn how shrubs are planted, how they grow, and how they end up at a garden center near you.

S17 E21, Jenn Nawada shows how to prune

How to Choose and Use Pruners

Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada shares some tips about pruners.

S20 E17, Jenn Nawada and Mark McCullough build a stone water fountain

How to Build a Stone Water Fountain

Landscape contractor Jenn Nawada and mason Mark McCullough team up to build a simple stone water feature that makes a big impact.

S16 E3, Jenn Nawada builds a water feature

How to Install a Water Feature that Reuses Rainwater

Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada installs a water feature that collects and reuses rainwater.