Gardening How To & DIY
Improve the value of your home by discovering our gardening step-by-step tips & ideas.
Create a raised garden bed that you won’t have to babysit. With this simple DIY, you’ll use naturally rot-resistant cedar, fitted with some clever planter inserts, to make a low-maintenance container that automatically distributes water on its own.
Ask This Old House landscape contractor Jenn Nawada installs a unique kind of indoor garden for a homeowner who wants to grow vegetables year round.
House One’s Jenn Largesse demonstrates how to build a DIY bench for your garden.
Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook heads to Texas to plant a garden that attracts butterflies and other pollinators
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows a homeowner how to properly mulch garden beds
This Old House DIY Expert & House One’s Jenn Largesse shows how to set up a miter saw to create geometric planter, shelves, and more.
Read this guide to learn why autumn is the best time of year to fertilize your yard.
In this DIY Smarts project, Ask This Old House landscape contractor Jenn Nawada travels to Raleigh, North Carolina to help a couple build and plant a self-watering vegetable garden.
In this DIY Smarts, Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada installs a front entry planter for a homeowner that will last through the winter.
Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada shares some tips about pruners.
Install clay pavers to form a tidy garden border to separate your lawn from plantings.
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner maintain an overgrown perennial garden.
A homeowner selects foundation plantings that include edible varieties for both people and wildlife.
In this how-to video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook provides strategies for ridding your yard of this insidious invader.
Ask This Old House landscape contractor Jenn Nawada demonstrates how to build a raised garden bed in her backyard as part of This Old House: Live—an initiative providing daily programming and opportunities to connect with our experts during these challenging times.
In this how-to video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook discusses the benefits of testing soil.
Want a fantastic lawn, fast? From cost to tools to the best times to roll out the patches, learn how to lay sod in 7 easy and seamless steps.
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.
A handy, productive home vegetable patch is more popular than ever. Planned and built right, it can even enhance the look of your home. Here’s how one pro delivers on all counts—and you can, too.
This Old House landscaping contractors Roger Cook and Jenn Nawada help an elementary school build and plant a raised-bed vegetable garden.
Here's our best pro advice to help you snip back and multiply your garden staples with confidence.
Landscaping contractor Roger Cook discusses how to choose and plant hydrangeas
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook learns how to select houseplants for different situations from expert Carrie Kelly
Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada gets a lesson on the best ways to compost organic materials at home.
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shares tips and techniques for keeping plants and shrubs safe this winter with wooden plant protectors.
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shares tips for selecting, planting and growing low-maintenance ground cover.
Using rot-resistant cedar lumber from the home center, This Old House DIY Expert and House One Editor Jenn Largesse shows how to build a space-saving tiered planter.
Prune these specimens in the late winter or early spring for thicker foliage later on.
Learn the purpose behind a rain garden, its basic design, how to build one and which plants to choose.