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How to Plant a Garden for Birds and Pollinators

Jenn Nawada, landscape designer for Ask This Old House, helps a homeowner turn her front yard into a garden that will attract birds and pollinators in Washington, D.C.

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How to Grow Vegetables in the Desert

Creating a water-efficient waffle garden with Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook

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How to Build a PVC Planter with a Cast-Iron Look

A DIY planter cast in plastic gets the look of a detailed cast-iron piece as part of our #DIYDARE challenge

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How to Reuse a Garden Hose Reel

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O'Connor show other uses for an old hose reel

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How to Plant Using Large Containers

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook discusses the beauty and benefits of large-container planting

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How to Plant a Chile-Pepper Garden

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner build and plant a raised-bed chile-pepper garden

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How to Create Succulent Art

Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada explains how to create a piece of artwork out of succulent plants

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How to Grow and Care for Orchids

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook visits a tropical botanic garden to learn how to care for orchids as houseplants

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How to Plant a Pollinator Garden

Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook heads to Texas to plant a garden that attracts butterflies and other pollinators

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How to Temporarily Transplant a Rose

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook relocates a mature rose bush to keep it safe while exterior construction work takes place

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How to Plant a New Garden Bed

Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook demonstrates how to organize and plant a new home garden

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How to Build a Living Wall Vertical Garden

Use pressure-treated lumber and galvanized planter boxes to erect a vertical garden filled with colorful greenery

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How to Remove and Replace Foundation Plantings

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook enhances curb appeal with new plantings

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How to Plant Flower Bulbs

Tips for planting bulbs with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook

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How to Compost

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook and composting specialist Ann McGovern show how to transform kitchen scraps and yard waste into highly prized compost

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How to Plant a Low-Maintenance Urban Garden

Planting a no-fuss city garden with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook

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How to Choose Low-Maintenance Plants for an Urban Garden

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook and landscape architect Stephanie Hubbard give suggestions for creating a big impact in a small city garden

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How to Build a Rain Garden

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows how to use rainwater to sustain a lush garden

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How To Choose And Plant Climbing Roses

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook and rosarian Felicity Keen show how to beautify a fence line with blooming rose bushes

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How to Plant a Privacy Screen and Welcome Garden

Creating an attractive, private garden with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook

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How to Plant a Flower Bed in Clay Soil

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shares tips for successfully growing flowers in stubborn clay soil

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How to Prepare a Raised Garden Bed for Winter

Putting a vegetable garden to bed with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook

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How to Save Water with an Irrigation Timer

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shares tips for conserving water while maintaining a lush lawn

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How to Plant a Butterfly Garden

Attracting butterflies with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook

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How to Prune and Replace Foundation Plants

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows how to improve curb appeal with a new planting bed

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How to Choose and Use Shovels and Other Digging Tools

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

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How to Create a Container Garden

Create and maintain a garden on a small scale, with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook

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How to Propagate Plants from Cuttings

Reproducing plants with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook and plant propagator Jack Alexander

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How to Plant a Raised Garden Bed

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows how to properly plant an elevated garden

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How to Build a Wheelchair Accessible Raised Garden Bed

In this video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook builds a wheelchair accessible raised garden.

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How to Keep a Lawn and Garden Beds Separate

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows how to establish borders around grassy areas using steel edging

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How to Make a Concrete Planter

Grab some concrete-countertop mix and build plywood forms to create striking landscape ornaments.