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.
Landscape contractor Jenn Nawada and mason Mark McCullough team up to build a simple stone water feature that makes a big impact.
In this how-to video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows how to trim a tree for optimum growth and fruit production
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shares tips for saving energy throughout the year.
Summer months may be coming to an end, but you can still have a nicely groomed yard and enjoy the outdoors well into fall. Keep reading to see a few yard and garden upgrades you can do today.
In this how-to video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook discusses the benefits of testing soil.
From home remedies to professional solutions, here’s everything you need to know about getting rid of a tree stump in your yard.
In this how-to video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook moves a shrub to a new home
Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada installs a water feature that collects and reuses rainwater.
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
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
Learn how to a low-maintenance evergreen screen from tall arborvitae shrubs.
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.