Prepare for your next landscaping project by discovering our planning ideas & tips.
Landscape contractor Jenn Nawada meets with a landowner and a wetland expert to discuss identifying and building on properties with designated wetland areas.
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.
In this review and buyer’s guide, our team compares the best landscape fabrics and provides detailed recommendations to help you find the right solution for your project.
Landscape contractor Jenn Nawada explains how to identify and care for holly plants and incorporate them into a landscape.
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.
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 heads to Phoenix to recreate the desert in a homeowner’s front yard
The plant-populated channels can redirect storm water to specific locations
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
Put these items on your fix-it list to transition from winter to spring
Plant one to boost property values, lower energy costs—and leave a lasting legacy
Timely fast fixes, including trimming evergreens, storm-safety planning, and more
Hole-digging advice with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook
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.
TOH landscape contractor Roger Cook details what to consider when looking for a pro to work on your yard
If you're not irrigating your lawn, flower beds, and container plants using the most targeted, time-efficient methods possible, you're wasting water—and money
From selecting the best outdoor lights to setting them up, our experts share how to brighten up the outside of your house.
From trash to topsoil, everything travels more quickly when you stick a wheel underneath it
Choose types adapted to your local climate and soil conditions. The newest varieties have greater resistance to drought and disease and need less maintenance
Want a fresh lawn in your yard? We lined up the experts to help you choose the right turf and the best way get the greenest lawn in the neighborhood.
Dead and diseased trees are not only a hazard that could crash through your roof—they also steal water and light from the rest of your yard
Smart ways to give yourself—and the environment—a break from big, demanding lawns.
Fountains, ponds, even faux streams are great additions. Just consider resource maintenance before you build.
These ornamental grasses aren't only easy on the eyes; they're easy on the water bill, too
This gardening essential not only neatens up your yard, it also helps conserve water and discourages weeds.
It may come as a surprise to the sound-sensitive neighbors, but most people buy blowers too small for their needs