These This Old House videos showcase all of our landscaping projects, how-tos, and designs.
How to Landscape a Small Yard
Landscape contractor Jenn Nawada and mason Mark McCullough help a homeowner with the first phase of her small backyard landscaping project: a stone fire pit for her and her husband.
Volunteer Day 2: Demolition and Patio Prep
The Ask team gets to work at the Rebuilding Together Boston job site, removing the old deck with surgical precision while also preparing the corner of the lot for a beautiful brick patio.
How to Install Cobblestone Driveway Edging
Mason Mark McCullough helps a homeowner keep her driveway from washing away by replacing an old, ineffective brick edging with big, bulky cobblestone.
How to Maintain a Backyard Pond
Landscape contractor Jenn Nawada helps a homeowner restore their backyard pond to its former glistening glory.
How to Build a Block Retaining Wall
House One editor and DIY Expert Jenn Largesse walks us through the process of building a retaining wall in her backyard.
How Shrubs are Harvested
Landscape contractor Jenn Nawada visits a fourth-generation nursery to learn how shrubs are planted, how they grow, and how they end up at a garden center near you.
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 Jenn Nawada Became a Landscape Designer
Landscape contractor Jenn Nawada explains how she found her trade and how she ended up on the team at Ask This Old House.
How to Design a High Traffic Landscape
Landscape contractor Jenn Nawada works with a homeowner who lives on a corner lot to create an attractive, durable landscape that can withstand heavy pedestrian traffic.
All About Arborvitaes
Ask This Old House landscape contractor Jenn Nawada explains some of the basics of selecting and caring for a couple different species of arborvitae.
How to Reface a Concrete Wall
Mark McCullough and Jenn Nawada work together to reface an ugly concrete wall with a thin stone veneer to better match the rest of the patio that surrounds it.
Future House | Automated Landscaping Technology
Home technology expert, Ross Trethewey explores a variety of ways that landscaping could be done automatically via robots and smart home products.
All About Japanese Maples
Landscape contractor Jenn Nawada explains how to identify Japanese maple trees and how to incorporate them in a landscape design.
Touring the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C.
Ask This Old House landscape contractor Jenn Nawada travels to Washington D.C. to see the Cherry Blossom Festival.
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.
How to Build a Simple Dry Well
Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough installs a dry well for a homeowner with drainage issues in his backyard.
How to Plant a Victorian Garden
Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada helps a homeowner add some curb appeal using Victorian plants to match the design of his house
How to Plant Hardier Foundation Plantings
Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada helps a homeowner replace and improve foundation plantings that have been crushed by snow piles
How to Plan for Spring Bulbs
Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook and landscape designer Jenn Nawada share some tips for planting spring bulbs
How to Upgrade to a Smart Irrigation System
Ask This Old House landscape contractor Jenn Nawada shares DIY Smarts tips when she travels to Orlando to upgrade an irrigation system.
How to Grow Grasses on the Prairie
Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada partners with an ecologist in Cheyenne, Wyoming to learn about different types of prairie grasses and how to care for them
How to Repair a Cracked Stucco Retaining Wall
Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough travels to San Diego to repair a crack in a concrete retaining wall with a stucco finish
How to Create a Vertical Garden for Small Spaces
Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada installs a vertical garden to maximize space for a homeowner
How to Install a Plunge Pool
Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada installs a plunge pool for a homeowner with a small back yard
Build It | Fire Pit Cover
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva works with host Kevin O’Connor to build a cover that can turn a store bought fire pit into a table when not in use.
Pruning a Crabapple Tree
Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner prune his crabapple tree
How to Create a Desert Landscape
Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada heads to Phoenix to recreate the desert in a homeowner’s front yard
How to Prune Trees Using the Three Cut Method
Roger Cook explains the correct way to cut branches off a tree without harming it
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.
Pruning an Overgrown Hedge
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook saves a neglected, unkempt hedge.
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.
How to Plant a Living Privacy Screen
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner plant a living privacy screen.
How to Find Inspiration for Your Landscape Projects
Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada walks Kevin through the process of pulling inspiration for a landscape design.