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How to Plant an Indoor Garden

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.

Fall Fertilizing: Essential Tips to Make Your Yard Grow

Read this guide to learn why autumn is the best time of year to fertilize your yard.

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How to Build a Cold Frame

Use rot-resistant planks and a salvaged window to build a protective box that extends the growing season. (Scroll past video players for written steps).

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How to Install Winter-Proof Planters

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.

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How to Plant a Pollinator Garden

Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook heads to Texas to plant a garden that attracts butterflies and other pollinators

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How to Build a Basic Garden Bench

House One’s Jenn Largesse demonstrates how to build a DIY bench for your garden.

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How to Mulch a Garden Bed

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows a homeowner how to properly mulch garden beds

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How to Make a Tall, Tapered Planter

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.

How to build a self-watering vegetable garden
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How to Build a Self-Watering Vegetable Garden

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.

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How to Choose and Use Pruners

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

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All About Brick Garden Edging

Install clay pavers to form a tidy garden border to separate your lawn from plantings.

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How to Maintain Overgrown Perennials

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner maintain an overgrown perennial garden.

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How to Choose and Plant Ground Cover

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shares tips for selecting, planting and growing low-maintenance ground cover.

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How to Clear Poison Ivy

In this how-to video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook provides strategies for ridding your yard of this insidious invader.

How to Build a Raised Garden Bed | This Old House: Live

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.

Care of Summer-Blooming Bulbs

Bulbs are pretty easygoing, but with these tips you can help maximize blooms and increase the odds that they'll naturalize into more plants

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How to Test Soil Using a Kit

In this how-to video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook discusses the benefits of testing soil.

How to Lay Sod in 7 Easy Steps

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.

How to Prune in Early Spring

Prune these specimens in the late winter or early spring for thicker foliage later on.

How to Plant a Rain Garden

Learn the purpose behind a rain garden, its basic design, how to build one and which plants to choose.

5 Steps to Quick Compost

Use this "hot" method to get garden-ready black gold in just two weeks

A Coleus Garden Adds Color to Any Corner

The old-time favorite is better than ever, with more varieties to energize shady beds, potted plantings, and even sunny borders. Learn how to care for and grow coleus plants.

How to Age a Terracotta Pot

Make your container garden look well-established with old terracotta pots.

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How To Make a Cedar Planter Box

Tom Silva and Kevin O’Connor work together to build a freestanding DIY cedar planter box that will dress up any patio or deck.

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How to Build a Planter Bench

Assemble a stationary planter box bench made from stacked cedar boards.

How to Build a Compost Bin

Want to hide your scrap heap? Shelter it in a structure made from weather-resistant cedar wood.

Foundation Planting Ideas

The plantings closest to your home should play up its assets and soften its hard edges.

How to Build a Garden Bench

Build a custom slat wooden garden bench by contouring stock lumber.

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How to Build a Copper Trellis

Transform plumbing tubing and fittings into an elegant garden accent

How to Install an Automatic Sprinkler System

TOH landscape contractor shows you how to setup an in-ground sprinkler system to water your lawn automatically.

Hydrangea Care: Tips for Planting, Pruning and Cutting

Learn about the different types of hydrangeas and how to take care of them — from pruning to growing and more.

Jenn Nawada helps to replace and improve foundation plantings
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How to Plant Hardier Foundation Plantings

In this DIY Smarts, Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada helps a homeowner replace and improve foundation plantings that have been crushed by snow piles.