Landscaping Ideas & Inspiration
Explore inspiring landscaping ideas that will drastically make your home more efficient & appealing.
Pole saws make pruning trees, bushes, and other plants simple and accessible. Find the best pole saw for your yard with the help of our top recommendations.
Learning the best ways to use these popular landscaping rocks will lend both style and utility to your yard or garden. And with plenty of options for different types of spaces, most DIY gardeners and landscapers will be able to find something to turn their yard into an elegant escape. But knowing which stones to use for a project can be critical, and this guide aims to help.
Why settle for a one-note planting when there’s so much variety to try? Here’s how to weave a tapestry of low-growing perennials that will beautify your yard.
With their ornamental beauty and adaptable natures, many perennial garden favorites are worth a second look for their resiliency in an era of weather extremes.
Consider the various ways of using rocks in your landscape design—and the many benefits.
A symmetrical design of raised beds grows out of a blank patch of turf, adding beauty and productivity to the 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.
Looking to eke a little more living out of your backyard patch of green? As the past year has made clear, outdoor spaces are vital to our well-being—and they can double our dining, entertaining, and hangout space. Here’s how three couples created a bit of paradise in their own backyards.
When a house needs a lot of attention, the yard can get short shrift. Here are some budget-friendly ways to improve your great outdoors.
Autumn cherry trees reveal their stunning pink-white blossoms in early spring—and do an encore in fall.
Learn the secrets of growing a lush lawn in low light—from selecting hardy shade-tolerant species to providing them with tender loving care.
Tri-color dappled willow trees are stunning, with gracefully arched branches and new growth that shifts from a lustrous pale pink to whitish-green.
Weeping willow trees are a classic for a reason—these gently arching beauties add drama and elegance to any landscape.
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.
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 designer Jenn Nawada cleans up an overgrown garden and redesigns it as a secret garden
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.
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
Sculptural shrubs, verdant groundcovers, and dappled sunlight create the magic in this canyon-hugging property in Los Angeles.
Over the years, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook has shown countless homeowners how to care for their trees
Here's how an ordinary suburban lot became a nature playground for kid and adults alike—with ideas anyone can use
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