Landscaping How To & DIY
Improve the value of your home by discovering our landscaping step-by-step tips & ideas.
Lee Gilliam, the newest member of the Ask This Old House family, teams up with landscaping contractor Jenn Nawada to help a homeowner whose yard has been going downhill.
Carpenter Nathan Gilbert’s Christmas tree farm suffered some damage from a fallen red oak. Rather than get rid of it, he’s going to turn it into usable slabs of wood for his projects.
Landscape contractor Jenn Nawada and mason Mark McCullough team up to build a simple stone water feature that makes a big impact.
Consider the various ways of using rocks in your landscape design—and the many benefits.
These vibrant, versatile bushes can bring color and beauty to your garden all year long. Here’s what you need to know about planting, pruning, and propagating hebe shrubs.
From home remedies to professional solutions, here’s everything you need to know about getting rid of a tree stump in your yard.
Heath Eastman demonstrates how to install landscape lighting along a garden path. Adding landscape lighting to a walkway or path can improve the look and experience of the area.
Ask This Old House landscape contractor Jenn Nawada helps out a friend with some plantings that work well with a winding, brick walkway.
Ask This Old House landscape contractor Jenn Nawada demonstrates how to build a raised garden bed in her backyard as part of This Old House: Live—an initiative providing daily programming and opportunities to connect with our experts during these challenging times.
Ask This Old House landscape contractor Jenn Nawada travels to Washington D.C. to help a homeowner select and plant a cherry tree for his house.
Ask This Old House landscape contractor Jenn Nawada shares DIY Smarts tips when she travels to Orlando to upgrade an irrigation system.
Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada partners with an ecologist in Cheyenne, Wyoming to learn about different types of prairie grasses and how to care for them
Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada installs a vertical garden to maximize space for a homeowner
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva works with host Kevin O’Connor to build a cover that can turn a store bought fire pit into a table when not in use.
Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner prune his crabapple tree
Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada heads to Phoenix to recreate the desert in a homeowner’s front yard
Roger Cook explains the correct way to cut branches off a tree without harming it
Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada updates a landscape by moving around, dividing, and pruning the current plants in the yard.
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook saves a neglected, unkempt hedge.
Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada installs a water feature that collects and reuses rainwater.
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner plant a living privacy screen.
Dogscaping 101. Here's everything you need to know before you get started planning your yard
The plant-populated channels can redirect storm water to specific locations
Pay attention to these four key areas and your trees will remain at a manageable height while producing abundant fruit. Tom Spellman of Dave Wilson Nursery, one of the largest growers of fruit trees in the country, helps gardeners get the most out of their trees by focusing on this checklist
Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada uses a homeowner’s existing plants and a few additions to transform the look of a house’s foundation
Over the years, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook has shown countless homeowners how to care for their trees
Jenn Nawada, landscape designer for Ask This Old House, helps install a pondless waterfall in a backyard.
Here's how an ordinary suburban lot became a nature playground for kid and adults alike—with ideas anyone can use
Prune these specimens in the late winter or early spring for thicker foliage later on.
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner install a drip-irrigation system