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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.


How to Install a Raised Vegetable Garden with Arbors

This Old House landscaping contractors Roger Cook and Jenn Nawada help an elementary school build and plant a raised-bed vegetable garden.

Everything You Need to Know About Pruning and Dividing Plants

Here's our best pro advice to help you snip back and multiply your garden staples with confidence.

12 Flowers That Bloom All Summer

If you’re looking for the best flowers that offer vibrant color all summer long, check out these dozen no-fail, flowering plants.


How to Create a Secret Garden

Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada cleans up an overgrown garden and redesigns it as a secret garden

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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.


How to Choose and Plant Hydrangeas

Landscaping contractor Roger Cook discusses how to choose and plant hydrangeas

Guide to Creating a Living Plant Wall

Learn the basics of this burgeoning botanical trend and install a vertical garden for décor and more, indoors or out.


How to Transplant a Rhododendron

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows how to successfully move a large rhododendron shrub to a new location

Versatile Vines

These fast-growing plants could be your best landscape investment this summer.

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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.


How to Select Houseplants for Your Home

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook learns how to select houseplants for different situations from expert Carrie Kelly

10 Best Summer Blooming Bulbs

Get these in the ground now, and they'll achieve full size and peak color in just weeks, putting on a show right through the hotter months ahead

Ultimate Guide to Tree Pruning (2022)

Looking for the best methods and tips for tree pruning? Our guide outlines best pruning practices and how this maintenance affects the health of your trees.

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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.

How Much Does Tree Removal Cost? (2022 Guide)

Whether a tree is leaning, damaged, or just in the wrong place, a tree removal service can cut it down and often dispose of it for you. Essentially, tree removal jobs are priced based on the height of the tree, but we’ll go over some other factors that also impact tree removal costs.

Perennials That Bloom Every Year

With their ornamental beauty and adaptable natures, many perennial garden favorites are worth a second look for their resiliency in an era of weather extremes.

9 Best Perennial Shade Plants

There are plenty of beautiful plants that don’t need direct sunlight to thrive. The best perennial shade plants for your yard fit not only the climate but also the look and feel that you want for your yard or garden.

Everything You Need to Know About Willow Hybrid Trees

Hybrid willow trees are exceptionally fast-growing, perfect for giving you the lush, living privacy screen you want in just a few years.

Everything You Need to Know About Burning Bush

Burning bush shrubs have a bold, fiery scarlet hue throughout the fall, making either a bold statement as a specimen plant or a stunning hedge or privacy screen.

Everything You Need to Know About Limelight Hydrangea Trees

Limelight hydrangea trees produce prolific, enormous, pale green blooms that turn cream or pink as summer turns into fall.

Everything You Need to Know About Emperor Japanese Maple Trees

Emperor Japanese Maple trees are a compact, cold-hardy variety that put on a brilliant display of dazzling red flowers for three seasons.

Everything You Need to Know About Bloodgood Japanese Maple Trees

Bloodgood Japanese maple trees reveal brilliant, red foliage for three seasons of the year.

Everything You Need to Know About Spartan Juniper Trees

Spartan juniper trees make for low-maintenance and drought-tolerant privacy screens that stay vibrant green year-round.

9 Clean-Air Plants for Your Home

Learn about everyday houseplants that do double duty clearing out pollutants in your indoor air.

A Guide to Nellie Stevens Holly

Nellie Stevens holly is an adaptable shrub that can survive under a wide range of conditions, from sun to shade, acidic soil to alkaline soil, and water to no water. Read this guide to learn how you can grow and maintain this evergreen, low-maintenance shrub.

Everything You Need to Know About Owari Mandarin Trees

Owari Mandarin trees are cold-hardy orange trees that produce juicy, easy-to-peel, seedless fruit throughout the holiday season.

Everything You Need to Know About Superior Hybrid Poplar Trees

Superior hybrid poplar trees are a popular hardy, low-maintenance option for fast-growing shade trees or privacy screens with visual interest in the fall.

Everything You Need to Know About 5-in-1 Apple Trees

You only need one 5-in-1 apple tree to reap a large harvest of five different apples.

Everything You Need to Know About Endless Summer Hydrangeas

Endless Summer Hydrangeas live up to their name, blooming massive pink or blue mophead flowers on both old and new wood all summer long.

Everything You Need to Know About Everbearing Mulberry Trees

Everbearing mulberry trees yield abundant crops of delicious mulberries in just a few years, perfect for snacking, baking, and more.

Everything You Need to Know About Lavender Rhododendrons

Lavender rhododendrons make a striking statement with their deep lilac bell-shaped blooms in spring and their leathery evergreen foliage that lasts year-round.