Prepare for your next gardening project by discovering our planning ideas & tips.
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.
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.
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
A fall garden is a fantastic way to extend your growing season. Here are the best vegetables to grow no matter what your zone.
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.
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.
The basics of hydroponics explained—plus the pros and cons of gardening without soil.
Roger Cook, landscape contractor, visits a large nursery in Fayetteville, NC, to see which plants will work well for landscaping in warmer, southern climates.
Tri-color dappled willow trees are stunning, with gracefully arched branches and new growth that shifts from a lustrous pale pink to whitish-green.
Thuja Green Giant trees are sturdy and adaptable evergreens, with lush green leaves year-round and impressive annual growth.
Hass avocado trees yield delicious, creamy, nutty fruit and account for 80% of the avocados eaten worldwide.
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.
Meyer lemon trees combine the best of lemons and mandarin oranges into one hybrid, fruit-bearing tree.
Ask This Old House landscape contractor Jenn Nawada explains some of the basics of selecting and caring for a couple different species of arborvitae.
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.
If you’re looking for the best flowers that offer vibrant color all summer long, check out these dozen no-fail, flowering plants.
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.
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.
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.
Here are 8 tips for pot, plant, and flower combinations as well as starting your container garden.
The plantings closest to your home should play up its assets and soften its hard edges.
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.
Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada helps a homeowner add some curb appeal using Victorian plants to match the design of his house
Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook and landscape designer Jenn Nawada share some tips for planting spring bulbs
A dozen garden stunners you’ll love but those four-legged foragers won’t
Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada installs a vertical garden to maximize space for a homeowner
Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner originally from Holland plant authentic Dutch bulbs