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How Much Does Mulch Cost?

Are you planning on refreshing your flowerbeds with a new layer of mulch? Or have you added a new raised bed full of veggies that need some moisture retention? Read on to discover everything from figuring out the volume and how much you can expect to pay to calculating how much mulch you’ll need.

How to Grow Everbearing Strawberry Plants

If you’re looking for your next home gardening project, consider purchasing an everbearing strawberry plant. In this guide, we’ll explore the appearance, planting process, and maintenance tips for this plant.

How to Plant Spring-Blooming Bulbs

Planting spring bulbs in the fall is an effortless way to get a vibrant, well-decorated yard when the warm weather returns. Ask This Old House landscape contractor Jenn Nawada and former landscape contractor Roger Cook share a few tips for adding these flowering pieces to your outdoor space.

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.

S20 E11, Jenn Nawada discusses holly

All About Holly Bushes

Landscape contractor Jenn Nawada explains how to identify and care for holly plants and incorporate them into a landscape.

S20 E26, Jenn Nawada discusses houseplants

Houseplants for Different Areas of the House

This Old House landscape expert Jenn Nawada takes us to a local greenhouse to discuss how to choose houseplants for any room.

Create Your Best Yard Yet

Getting ahead of your yard work is the difference between enjoying the seasonal rituals of planting, weeding, and deadheading—and falling behind and making the whole thing feel like drudgery. Read this guide to learn what you can do to create your ideal yard.

All About Hydroponics

The basics of hydroponics explained—plus the pros and cons of gardening without soil.

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 Choose Plants for Hot Climates

Roger Cook, landscape contractor, visits a large nursery in Fayetteville, NC, to see which plants will work well for landscaping in warmer, southern climates.

Expert Tips on Planting a Fall Garden

Cooler temperatures make gardening a more pleasant experience. So start now to enjoy healthy, delicious homegrown vegetables throughout autumn. These tips on timing, sowing, and growing will help.

Everything You Need to Know About Thuja Green Giant Trees

Thuja Green Giant trees are sturdy and adaptable evergreens, with lush green leaves year-round and impressive annual growth.

13 Fragrant Plants to Include in Your Garden

Enhance the fragrance factor of your outdoor space with these irresistibly sweet-smelling flowers, herbs, and shrubs.

These Plants Will Keep Rabbits Out Of Your Garden

Harvesting your garden is the bountiful payoff for all of that hard work. But if the area you live in is home to many greenery-munching rabbits, you may want to rethink what you’ve planted. Here are some common plants and flowers that repel rabbits, almost guaranteeing you’ll have one less pest to deal with this year.

Should You Use Sulfur in the Garden?

Sulfur is a powerful nutrient that all plants need to grow and thrive. From determining if your garden lacks this critical element to how to augment it successfully, here’s everything you need to know about adding sulfur to your garden.

12 Flowers That Bloom All Summer

If you’re looking for the best flowers that offer vibrant color all summer long, check out these dozen no-fail, flowering plants.


How to Choose and Plant Hydrangeas

Landscaping contractor Roger Cook discusses how to choose and plant hydrangeas

9 Clean-Air Plants for Your Home

Learn about everyday houseplants that do double duty clearing out pollutants in your indoor air.

Everything‌ ‌You‌ ‌Need‌ ‌to‌ ‌Know‌ ‌About‌ ‌Tri-Color‌ Dappled‌ ‌Willow‌ ‌Trees

Tri-color dappled willow trees are stunning, with gracefully arched branches and new growth that shifts from a lustrous pale pink to whitish-green.

A Guide to Brown Turkey Fig Trees

If you want to plant a low-maintenance fruit tree, consider the Brown Turkey fig. In this guide, we’ll explore what a Brown Turkey fig tree looks like, how to plant one, and what diseases threaten its ability to survive.

A Complete Guide to Hass Avocado Trees

Hass avocado trees yield delicious, creamy, nutty fruit and account for 80% of the avocados eaten worldwide.

A Guide to Harvester Peach Trees

There are over 300 peach tree varieties out there, making it difficult to know which will grow best in your backyard. Read our guide on the Harvester peach tree to learn if this tree will thrive in your garden.

A Guide to Frost-Proof Peach Trees

Get fresh peaches without the hassle of frost and peach leaf curl with a frost proof peach tree. In this guide, we discuss what the tree looks like, how to grow it, and what diseases and wildlife can affect it.

Everything You Need to Know About Meyer Lemon Trees

Meyer lemon trees combine the best of lemons and mandarin oranges into one hybrid, fruit-bearing tree.

Best Vegetables to Grow in a Fall Garden

A fall garden is a fantastic way to extend your growing season. Here are the best vegetables to grow no matter what your zone.


All About Arborvitaes

Ask This Old House landscape contractor Jenn Nawada explains some of the basics of selecting and caring for a couple different species of arborvitae.

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.

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.

All About Groundcover

Whether you’re looking for the best low maintenance or fastest growing groundcover for your lawn, these plants offer solutions to barren spots and spaces.

Plant in Pots: Selection, Arrangement, and Care

Here are 8 tips for pot, plant, and flower combinations as well as starting your container garden.

Foundation Planting Ideas

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

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.

Impatiens Walleriana Make a Colorful Comeback

Impatiens walleriana virtually disappeared from garden centers in recent years due to downy mildew disease. Luckily, this popular annual is back and available to grow this spring.