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7 Easiest Herbs to Grow Indoors
Whether for cooking or decor, growing indoor herbs is easy and rewarding. Read this guide to learn about the seven best herbs to grow indoors and the conditions and requirements for each.
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.
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.
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.
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.
All About Holly Bushes
Landscape contractor Jenn Nawada explains how to identify and care for holly plants and incorporate them into a landscape.
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 Hydroponics
The basics of hydroponics explained—plus the pros and cons of gardening without soil.
All About Ornamental Grasses
Ask This Old House landscape contractor Jenn Nawada discusses a variety of ornamental grasses, how to care for them, and how to incorporate them into a landscape design.
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 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.
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 Complete Guide to Hass Avocado Trees
Hass avocado trees yield delicious, creamy, nutty fruit and account for 80% of the avocados eaten worldwide.
Everything You Need to Know About Emerald Green Arborvitae Trees
Emerald Green Arborvitae are hardy, resilient trees that can stand up to drought, insects, and extreme temperatures—all while making excellent accent trees, foundation plants, or privacy screens.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Plant a Victorian Garden
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
How to Plan for Spring Bulbs
Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook and landscape designer Jenn Nawada share some tips for planting spring bulbs
Beautiful Deer-Resistant Plants
A dozen garden stunners you’ll love but those four-legged foragers won’t
Top 20 Best New Home Products | Lawn and Garden
Whether you’ve got a tiny patch of green or all-out acreage, make the most of it with the next installment in our guide to the year’s best new products
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
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