Landscaping Ideas & Inspiration
Explore inspiring landscaping ideas that will drastically make your home more efficient & appealing.
Tri-color dappled willow trees are stunning, with gracefully arched branches and new growth that shifts from a lustrous pale pink to whitish-green.
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
Autumn cherry trees reveal their stunning pink-white blossoms in early spring—and do an encore in fall.
Weeping willow trees are a classic for a reason—these gently arching beauties add drama and elegance to any landscape.
If you’ve ever fantasized about growing a fruit tree, it’s entirely possible, even if you don’t have acres of land. A small backyard or even a pot on a balcony will do.
Plant one to boost property values, lower energy costs—and leave a lasting legacy
Sculptural shrubs, verdant groundcovers, and dappled sunlight create the magic in this canyon-hugging property in Los Angeles
Learn the secrets of growing a lush lawn in low light—from selecting hardy shade-tolerant species to providing them with tender loving care.
Whether you’re looking for the best low maintenance or fastest growing groundcover for your lawn, these plants offer solutions to barren spots and spaces.
Here are our favorite fast-growing shade trees to keep you cool and give you privacy as well as ornamental beauty.
Ask This Old House landscape contractor Jenn Nawada discusses the common elements she includes in outdoor kitchen designs.
Getting ahead of your yard work is the difference between enjoying the seasonal rituals of planting, weeding, and deadheading—and falling behind and making the whole thing feel like drudgery. Read this guide to learn what you can do to create your ideal yard.
From selecting the best outdoor lights to setting them up, our experts share how to brighten up the outside of your house.
Ask This Old House landscape contractor Jenn Nawada travels to Washington D.C. to see the Cherry Blossom Festival.
Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada installs a vertical garden to maximize space for a homeowner
Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook explains safety features built into all chain saws
From lightweight metal bowls that set up anywhere to fixed masonry wells that are a gather-round feature on a patio or a patch of grass, fire pits extend the outdoor-living season in style. Here’s how to choose one for your own space
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner plant a living privacy screen.
Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada walks Kevin through the process of pulling inspiration for a landscape design.
Our picks for the best landscaping shrubs and bushes that provide maximum beauty with minimal hassle.
Over the years, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook has shown countless homeowners how to care for their trees
These ornamental grasses aren't only easy on the eyes; they're easy on the water bill, too
Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada heads to Vermont to learn about making maple syrup commercially and at home
Learning about landscape edging with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook
Adding the pleasing sights and sounds of flowing water to your backyard can transform it into a relaxing retreat
An ingenious pruning method for growing an orchard in a small backyard