Gardening Videos

These This Old House videos showcase all of our gardening projects, how-tos, and designs.

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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.
S22 E26: Jann Nawada visits a rose garden in Portland, OR
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Jenn Learns All About Roses

Landscape contractor Jenn Nawada heads to the International Rose Test Garden to choose the perfect rose variety for a homeowner’s garden bed.
S22 E21: Jenn Nawada plants a garden bed
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How to Replace Grass with a Garden Bed

Landscape contractor Jenn Nawada helps a couple redesign, repurpose, and restore their front yard’s design after removing two mature but rotten oak trees, exposing the yard to full sun.
S22 E9; Jenn Nawada explains worm farming to Kevin O'Connor
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How to Create a Worm Farm

Landscape contractor Jenn Nawada shows host Kevin O’Connor how to start his own worm farm to create nutrient-rich compost for his garden.
S22 E1: Tom Silva and Kevin O'Connor build a double-hexagon raised garden bed
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How to Build a Hexagon Herb Planter

General contractor Tom Silva shows host Kevin O’Connor how to build a double-hexagon raised garden bed for herbs.
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Building Garden Beds with Local Girl Scouts

Landscape contractor Jenn Nawada and carpenter Nathan Gilbert help a troop of Girl Scouts restore their raised bed gardens with fresh wood, some replanting, and Tom Silva’s one-of-a-kind planter.
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How to Create a Sun and Shade Garden

Landscape contractor Jenn Nawada helps a homeowner design a garden that will work with their half-sun, half-shade yard perfectly, turning the homeowner’s backyard into a little oasis.
S21 E18, Kevin O'Connor and Jenn Nawada visit a garden center to discuss pollinators
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A Simple Guide to Pollinator Plants

Landscape contractor Jenn Nawada teaches host Kevin O’Connor the basics of pollinator plants and the role they play for these critical insects and birds.
S21 E17, Kevin O'Connor, Jenn Nawada, and Lee Gilliam discuss outdoor tool maintenance
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Simple Guide to Outdoor Tool Maintenance

Kevin O’Connor and landscape contractor Jenn Nawada discuss outdoor tool maintenance with a landscaping pro.
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How to Build a DIY Cedar Potting Bench

This Old House DIY expert and House One editor, Jenn Largesse, shows how to build a potting station made from naturally weather-resistant wood.
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Simple Guide to Houseplant Care

Landscape contractor Jenn Nawada takes us to a local nursery to discuss houseplant care with Massachusetts Certified Horticulturist Jennifer Rolo.
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How to Build a Classroom Compost Bin

Carpenter Nathan Gilbert and landscape contractor Jenn Nawada build a compost bin for an elementary school’s garden project.
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How to Build a Self-Watering Planter

Create a raised garden bed that you won’t have to babysit. With this simple DIY, you’ll use naturally rot-resistant cedar, fitted with some clever planter inserts, to make a low-maintenance container that automatically distributes water on its own.
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Testing Soil at Home

Landscaping contractor Jenn Nawada shows host Kevin O’Connor how to use a home soil test kit to check the condition of his soil.
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Everything to Know About Growing and Maintaining Succulents

This Old House landscaping contractor Jenn Nawada visits a local greenhouse to discuss everything you need to know about caring for succulents.
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Everything to Know About Hydrangeas

This Old House landscape contractor Jenn Nawada explains why she loves hydrangeas so much and where to plant and care for them.
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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.
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How to Build Window Flower Boxes

In this DIY Smarts project, This Old House carpenter Nathan Gilbert and landscape contractor Jenn Nawada build and plant custom window boxes for a colorful touch of curb appeal.
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How to Compost at Home

Landscape contractor Jenn Nawada explains why she loves composting and how to do it at home.
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How to Protect Your Garden From Cold Weather

Landscape contractor Jenn Nawada shows host Kevin O’Connor how to preserve and protect a garden over the winter.
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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.
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All About Mulch

Ask This Old House landscape contractor Jenn Nawada explains the purposes of different types of mulch and demonstrates a few application techniques.
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All About Growing Echinacea

Ask This Old House Landscape Contractor Jenn Nawada explains how to identify and care for echinaceas. She also shares a variety of ways to incorporate them in a garden.
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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.
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How to Clean Up and Expand a Garden

Want to learn how to take an overgrown flower bed and transform it into a beautiful garden? Watch as Landscape Contractor Jenn Nawada cleans up the garden by pruning, dividing, and defining the edges.
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Everything You Need to Know About Christmas Trees

Landscape Contractor Jenn Nawada discusses the various types of Christmas trees.
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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.
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18 Low-Maintenance Ground Covers for Any Type of Yard

Landscaping expert Jenn Nawada explains how ground cover plants are a creative alternative to rocks and mulch, and then tells us about some of her favorite varieties.
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How to Build a Self-Watering Vegetable Garden

In this DIY Smarts project, Ask This Old House landscape contractor Jenn Nawada travels to Raleigh, North Carolina to help a couple build and plant a self-watering vegetable garden.
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How to Plant Organic Vegetables | This Old House: Live!

Need a family-friendly weekend project idea? Ask This Old House landscape contractor Jenn Nawada demonstrates various ways to plant vegetables in a raised garden bed—and how to get kids involved!
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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.
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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
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How to Plant Hardier Foundation Plantings

Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada helps a homeowner replace and improve foundation plantings that have been crushed by snow piles