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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.

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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 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 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.

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.

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 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 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 Install a Raised Vegetable Garden with Arbors

This Old House landscaping contractors Roger Cook and Jenn Nawada help an elementary school build and plant a raised-bed vegetable garden.

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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

Everything You Need to Know About Pruning and Dividing Plants

Here's our best pro advice to help you snip back and multiply your garden staples with confidence.

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.

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How to Choose and Plant Hydrangeas

Landscaping contractor Roger Cook discusses how to choose and plant hydrangeas

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How to Transplant a Rhododendron

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows how to successfully move a large rhododendron shrub to a new location

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How to Select Houseplants for Your Home

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook learns how to select houseplants for different situations from expert Carrie Kelly

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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.

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How to Make DIY Plant Covers for Winter

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shares tips and techniques for keeping plants and shrubs safe this winter with wooden plant protectors.

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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 Test Soil Using a Kit

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

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How to Build a Space-Saving 3-Tiered Planter

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.

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.

Tom and Kevin building a cedar planter.
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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.