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How to Build a Fire Pit

DIY fire pit, anyone? Get all the materials you need for this project in a handy kit! Here are a few of our favorites!

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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 Install Outdoor Landscape Lighting

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.

S20 E17, Jenn Nawada and Mark McCullough build a stone water fountain
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How to Build a Stone Water Fountain

Landscape contractor Jenn Nawada and mason Mark McCullough team up to build a simple stone water feature that makes a big impact.

How To Kill a Tree Stump (2022 Guide)

From home remedies to professional solutions, here’s everything you need to know about getting rid of a tree stump in your yard.

Roger Cook transplants a shrub
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How to Transplant a Shrub

In this how-to video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook moves a shrub to a new home

S16 E3, Jenn Nawada builds a water feature
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How to Install a Water Feature that Reuses Rainwater

Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada installs a water feature that collects and reuses rainwater.

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How to Transform Your Landscape Using Existing Plants

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

Roger Cook shows how to prepare shrubs for winter to Kevin O’Connor
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Winter Plant Protection

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shares his secrets for helping shrubs survive the cold winters.

S5 E14, Roger Cook prunes a large tree
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How to Prune a Large Tree

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook and certified arborist Matt Foti show how to trim back a wildly overgrown willow

How to Build a Pergola

Building a classic shade arbor for the backyard

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How to Test Soil Using a Kit

In this how-to video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook discusses the benefits of testing soil.

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How to Revitalize a Landscape for Free

Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada updates a landscape by moving around, dividing, and pruning the current plants in the yard.

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All About Brick Garden Edging

Install clay pavers to form a tidy garden border to separate your lawn from plantings.

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How to Plant a Cherry Tree

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.

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How to Build a Pondless Waterfall

Jenn Nawada, landscape designer for Ask This Old House, helps install a pondless waterfall in a backyard.

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How to Install a Solar-Powered Fountain

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows how to harness the sun's energy to power a backyard water feature.

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How to Transplant Mature Trees

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook uses muscles and machines to safely move trees to new locations

How to Plant a Privacy Hedge

Learn how to a low-maintenance evergreen screen from tall arborvitae shrubs.

How to Build a DIY Trellis

Add dimension, color, and decoration to a blank space with a sturdy lattice trellis for climbing plants.

How to Prevent Weeds From Growing

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.

8 Most Common Types of Weeds in Grass

How do you remove lawn weeds? Read on to identify the most common types and the worst ones.

How to Trim Hedges

Five important tips to ensure your hedges are properly maintained and looking their best.

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How to Cut Down a Tree Safely

Dropping and bucking a dead tree with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook and chainsaw safety expert Tim Ard.

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How to Build a Wood Retaining Wall

This Old House landscaping contractor Roger Cook shows how to construct a wood-timber retaining wall to create a play area.

The Privet Hedge

This iconic plant can serve as a green property marker, windscreen, and noise barrier.

13 Types of Evergreens to Plant for Privacy

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.

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How to Install a Sump Pump Dry Well

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows how to collect discharge water from a basement sump pump.

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How to Build a Garage Door Pergola

Use milled brackets and pressure-treated lumber to create an elegant canopy over your garage door.

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How to Build a Copper Trellis

Transform plumbing tubing and fittings into an elegant garden accent

How to Prune Small Trees and Shrubs

Want to know how to trim your bushes and the best time to do it? Read on to learn more.

Adding plantings along a brick walkway
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How to Anchor Hardscaping with Plants | This Old House: Live

Ask This Old House landscape contractor Jenn Nawada helps out a friend with some plantings that work well with a winding, brick walkway.