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The 4 Best Expandable Garden Hoses (2021 Review)

Expandable garden hoses do all of the work of a traditional hose, but they shrink down into lightweight, portable tubes for easy storage. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the four best expandable garden hoses on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you and your home. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.


How to Maintain Bypass Pruners

Ask This Old House Landscape Contractor Jenn Nawada explains what should be done to maintain a set of bypass pruners and why it matters.

The 5 Best Garden Rakes (2021 Review)

Garden rakes can help you maintain your yard by raking leaves, mulch, dirt, and other materials. The This Old House Reviews team tested five garden rakes on a series of metrics to help you find the right rake for your gardening needs. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores and online retailers like Amazon.

The 5 Best Pickaxes (2021 Review)

Loosen compact soil, dig holes for plants, cut through roots, and perform other gardening tasks with help from one of the best pickaxes available on Amazon.


How to Choose and Use Shovels and Other Digging Tools

Hole-digging advice with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook

Everything You Need to Know About Pruning and Dividing Plants

Don't be afraid to make the cut! Here's our best pro advice to help you snip back and multiply your garden staples with confidence

Add Curb Appeal With a Hellstrip Garden

Turn the struggling ribbon of lawn between the sidewalk and the street into a glorious garden with tough, easy-care plants

9 Must-Haves to Spruce Up Your Home for Spring

Take advantage of the longer, warmer days to spruce up, indoors and out.

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.

Everything You Need to Prune Roses

Prune in early spring to get the best blossoms. Use these tools and materials for beautiful results

Victorian Garden Urns

Fill an old cast-iron container with flowers to brighten a front entry, top it with glass for a patio table, or fit it with a bubbler for a water feature