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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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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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How to Build a Cold Frame

Use rot-resistant planks and a salvaged window to build a protective box that extends the growing season. (Scroll past video players for written steps).

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How to Maintain Overgrown Perennials

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner maintain an overgrown perennial garden.

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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 Build a Planter Bench

Assemble a stationary planter box bench made from stacked cedar boards.

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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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DIY Privacy Planter Box With Privacy Screen

Use cedar and stock lumber to build a tall privacy planter box to spruce up and screen your backyard.

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How to Build a Copper Trellis

Transform plumbing tubing and fittings into an elegant garden accent

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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 Build a Garden Gate

Get two stout posts and some stock cedar, and you've got the makings of a quaint entrance to any path

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How to Build a Weather-Resistant Planter

Using cellular PVC trim stock for an outdoor planter gives you a flower display box that can hold up to the elements

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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 Plan for Spring Bulbs

Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook and landscape designer Jenn Nawada share some tips for planting spring bulbs

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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

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How to Create Bonsai from Regular Trees

Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook learns about the ancient art of bonsai

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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

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How to Choose the Right Fertilizer

Learn which fertilizer works best for what plants

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How to Install a Self-Watering Garden

Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows a homeowner in Orlando how to plant a low-maintenance vegetable garden using hydroponics.

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How to Replace a Lawn with Shade Perennials

Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook offers some alternatives to grass in a shady spot.

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How to Start an Organic Garden

Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada shares some share DIY Smarts tips on starting an organic garden.

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How to Turn a Feeding Trough into a Planter

Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada travels to Tennessee to build a planter out of an animal feeding trough

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How to Fight Aphids Naturally

Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook explains how to tend to plants that are infested with aphids

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How to Treat Disease with Citrus Trees

Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner treat a citrus tree that’s been affected by citrus greening

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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.

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How to Grow Tropical Plants Indoors

Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook teaches a homeowner to get a tropical feel from indoor house plants

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How to Plant a Tropical Raised Garden

Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook plants organic raised beds and fruit trees that will grow well in Hawaii.

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How to Plant a Rain Garden

Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada plants a rain garden that filters storm runoff to prevent contaminating a marsh

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How to Grow Microgreens

Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada learns how to grow and harvest microgreens.

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How to Plant a Home Orchard

Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook creates a home orchard with pear and apple trees

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How to Start Plants from Seed

Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook discusses foolproof tips and techniques for starting plants from seeds

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How to Build a High-Tunnel Greenhouse

Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner build a simple, affordable backyard greenhouse