Landscaping How To & DIY
Improve the value of your home by discovering our landscaping step-by-step tips & ideas.
DIY fire pit, anyone? Get all the materials you need for this project in a handy kit! Here are a few of our favorites!
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).
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.
From home remedies to professional solutions, here’s everything you need to know about getting rid of a tree stump in your yard.
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
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shares his secrets for helping shrubs survive the cold winters.
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook and certified arborist Matt Foti show how to trim back a wildly overgrown willow
In this how-to video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook discusses the benefits of testing soil.
Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada updates a landscape by moving around, dividing, and pruning the current plants in the yard.
Install clay pavers to form a tidy garden border to separate your lawn from plantings.
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.
Jenn Nawada, landscape designer for Ask This Old House, helps install a pondless waterfall in a backyard.
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows how to harness the sun's energy to power a backyard water feature.
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook uses muscles and machines to safely move trees to new locations
Add dimension, color, and decoration to a blank space with a sturdy lattice trellis for climbing plants.
Tips on how to keep weeds out of the garden, add the right amount of mulch over weeds, and 6 mistakes to avoid to keep your garden weed-free.
How do you remove lawn weeds? Read on to identify the most common types and the worst ones.
Five important tips to ensure your hedges are properly maintained and looking their best.
Dropping and bucking a dead tree with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook and chainsaw safety expert Tim Ard.
This Old House landscaping contractor Roger Cook shows how to construct a wood-timber retaining wall to create a play area.
This iconic plant can serve as a green property marker, windscreen, and noise barrier.
A line of evergreen trees or shrubs can provide year-round seclusion even better than a fence. Here are some of the best and fastest-growing evergreens to consider planting in your yard.
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows how to collect discharge water from a basement sump pump.
Use milled brackets and pressure-treated lumber to create an elegant canopy over your garage door.
Want to know how to trim your bushes and the best time to do it? Read on to learn more.
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 shares DIY Smarts tips when she travels to Orlando to upgrade an irrigation system.
Though outdoor temperatures may not be ideal for yard work, in most areas March is prime time to prune common backyard conifers, using the end-of-winter dormant period as a window of opportunity to stimulate growth. Here’s how