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All About Garden Sheds

Whether you have small or large garden shed plans, we offer an all-encompassing guide on your installing, building, and purchasing options, as well as designing and custom accenting your cozy workspace.

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DIY Privacy Planter Box With Privacy Screen

Use cedar and stock lumber to build a tall privacy planter box to spruce up and screen your backyard.

Gardening Tips From a Pro, Q&A Style

A popular TV expert offers gardening tips and tricks based on a lifetime of digging, planting, caring for, and feeding his own garden.

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How to Make Geometric Planters

This Old House DIY Expert & House One editor Jenn Largesse shows how to set up a miter saw to create geometric planter, shelves, 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.

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How to Build a Garden Gate

Get two stout posts and some stock cedar, and you've got the makings of a quaint entrance to any path

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How to Build a Weather-Resistant Planter

Using cellular PVC trim stock for an outdoor planter gives you a flower display box that can hold up to the elements

Beautiful Deer-Resistant Plants

A dozen garden stunners you’ll love but those four-legged foragers won’t

All About Raised Garden Beds

With little more than a few boards, a shovel, and some soil, you can easily create an ideal habitat for growing vegetables in your yard.

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How to Create a Vertical Garden for Small Spaces

Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada installs a vertical garden to maximize space for a homeowner

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How to Create Bonsai from Regular Trees

Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook learns about the ancient art of bonsai

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How to Plant Authentic Dutch Flower Bulbs

Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner originally from Holland plant authentic Dutch bulbs

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How to Plant Edible Foundation Plantings

Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner select foundation plantings that include edible varieties for both people and wildlife

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How to Install a Self-Watering Garden

Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows a homeowner in Orlando how to plant a low-maintenance vegetable garden using hydroponics.

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How to Replace a Lawn with Shade Perennials

Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook offers some alternatives to grass in a shady spot.

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How to Start an Organic Garden

Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada shares some share DIY Smarts tips on starting an organic garden.

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How to Turn a Feeding Trough into a Planter

Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada travels to Tennessee to build a planter out of an animal feeding trough

Big Container Plants for Small Yards

On a lot that has more hardscape than planting space, container gardening is one way to indulge your green thumb. In fact, you can grow seriously sizable plants in pots—even trees. Here are three surprisingly XL options that still work for XS footprints

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How to Fight Aphids Naturally

Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook explains how to tend to plants that are infested with aphids

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How to Treat Disease with Citrus Trees

Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner treat a citrus tree that’s been affected by citrus greening

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How to Care for Orchids

Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook teaches the five basics of caring for orchids.

Create a Vintage Wheelbarrow Planter

Turns out you can reinvent the wheel—in a charming herb planter

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How to Grow Tropical Plants Indoors

Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook teaches a homeowner to get a tropical feel from indoor house plants

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How to Plant a Tropical Raised Garden

Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook plants organic raised beds and fruit trees that will grow well in Hawaii.

How to Grow Your Own Spring Greens

Turn over a new leaf and plant these versatile alternatives to plain old lettuce. We’ve got tips to get you growing—and recipes to inspire

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How to Grow Microgreens

Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada learns how to grow and harvest microgreens.

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How to Plant a Home Orchard

Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook creates a home orchard with pear and apple trees

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How to Start Plants from Seed

Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook discusses foolproof tips and techniques for starting plants from seeds

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How to Build a High-Tunnel Greenhouse

Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner build a simple, affordable backyard greenhouse

10 Grasses for Prairie-Style Gardens

From upright and airy to short and mounding, these grasses form the backbone of a prairie garden

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How to Choose Tools for First Time Gardeners

Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada shows off some of her favorite tools to help out first-time gardeners

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How to Grow Culinary Herbs

Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook gets a lesson from horticulturist Carrie Kelly on growing herbs you can eat