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5 Gorgeous Rock Landscaping Ideas

Consider the various ways of using rocks in your landscape design—and the many benefits.

How to Build a Pergola

Building a classic shade arbor for the backyard


Pruning a Crabapple Tree

Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner prune his crabapple tree


How to Test Soil Using a Kit

In this how-to video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook discusses the benefits of testing soil.

How To Kill a Tree Stump (2021 Guide)

From home remedies to professional solutions, here’s everything you need to know about getting rid of a tree stump in your yard.

The 5 Best Chainsaws (2021 Review)

The type of chainsaw you pick can have a large impact on whether you end up with a clean cut or a splintered disaster. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best chainsaws on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you and your home. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.


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.

A Complete Guide to Autumn Cherry Trees

Autumn cherry trees reveal their stunning pink-white blossoms in early spring—and do an encore in fall.

End-of-Summer Yard and Garden Cleanup Tips

Give your lawn and garden the care they need by removing debris, dividing crowded perennials, and adding mulch—so plants can come back stronger.

Pierre Landscape Review (2021)

Pierre Landscape provides eco-friendly landscaping services to Los Angeles residents. Read our review to learn about services and how Pierre stacks up against the competition.

Mariani Landscape Review (2021)

If you’re a Chicago resident looking for landscaping services, consider Mariani Landscape. Read our review to learn more about services, pricing, and customer reviews.

Cagwin & Dorward Review (2021)

If you’re looking for lawn care and landscaping services, Cagwin & Dorward may be right for you. Keep reading to learn about Cagwin & Dorward services, pricing, and customer reviews.

R.P. Marzilli & Company Review (2021)

R.P. Marzilli & Company is a leading landscape firm based in the New England area. Keep reading to learn more about their services.

Christy Webber Landscapes Review (2021)

Christy Webber Landscapes is a full-service landscape design company based in Chicago. Read on for information about services and pricing in your area.

Heartland Turf & Landscape Review (2021)

Heartland Turf & Landscape is a Kansas-based landscaping and lawn care company that provides services like overseeding, leaf removal, and pest control. Keep reading our review to learn more.

Denison Landscaping Review (2021)

If you’re looking for a traditional landscaping business that offers full-service design and installation services, consider Denison Landscaping. Read this review to learn more about services and availability.

How to Grow Hebe Shrubs

These vibrant, versatile bushes can bring color and beauty to your garden all year long. Here’s what you need to know about planting, pruning, and propagating hebe shrubs.


All About Mulch

Ask This Old House landscape contractor Jenn Nawada explains the purposes of different types of mulch and demonstrates a few application techniques.

Low-Maintenance Fruit Trees to Grow in Your Yard

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.

Outdoor Rooms Roundup

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.


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.

Landscaping Tips to Deter Ticks

Read these simple ways to keep the ticks off of people and pets by taking care of your lawn and landscaping.


All About Brick Garden Edging

Install clay pavers to form a tidy garden border to separate your lawn from plantings.


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 Pondless Waterfall

Jenn Nawada, landscape designer for Ask This Old House, helps install a pondless waterfall in a backyard.


How to Install a Solar-Powered Fountain

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows how to harness the sun's energy to power a backyard water feature.

How to Prune in Early Spring

Prune these specimens in the late winter or early spring for thicker foliage later on.


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.

6 Budget-Friendly Landscaping Projects

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.


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.


How to Transplant Mature Trees

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook uses muscles and machines to safely move trees to new locations

How to Plant a Privacy Hedge

Learn how to a low-maintenance evergreen screen from tall arborvitae shrubs.