Gardening How To & DIY
Improve the value of your home by discovering our gardening step-by-step tips & ideas.
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.
Read this guide to learn why autumn is the best time of year to fertilize your yard.
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).
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 contractor Roger Cook heads to Texas to plant a garden that attracts butterflies and other pollinators
House One’s Jenn Largesse demonstrates how to build a DIY bench for your garden.
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows a homeowner how to properly mulch garden beds
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.
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.
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shares tips for selecting, planting and growing low-maintenance ground cover.
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.
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.
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.
Make your container garden look well-established with old terracotta pots.
Assemble a stationary planter box bench made from stacked cedar boards.
Want to hide your scrap heap? Shelter it in a structure made from weather-resistant cedar wood.
The plantings closest to your home should play up its assets and soften its hard edges.
TOH landscape contractor shows you how to setup an in-ground sprinkler system to water your lawn automatically.
Learn about the different types of hydrangeas and how to take care of them — from pruning to growing and more.
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.