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How To Kill a Tree Stump (2022 Guide)

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

S20 E11, Jenn Nawada discusses holly
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All About Holly Bushes

Landscape contractor Jenn Nawada explains how to identify and care for holly plants and incorporate them into a landscape.

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How to Transform Your Landscape Using Existing Plants

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

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.

Pierre Landscape Review (2022)

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 (2022)

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 (2022)

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 (2022)

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 (2022)

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 (2022)

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 (2022)

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.

Roger Cook shows how to prepare shrubs for winter to Kevin O’Connor
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Winter Plant Protection

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shares his secrets for helping shrubs survive the cold winters.

S5 E14, Roger Cook prunes a large tree
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How to Prune a Large Tree

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook and certified arborist Matt Foti show how to trim back a wildly overgrown willow

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How to Reimagine a Historic Landscape Design

Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada uses an historic landscape design from a protégé of Frederick Law Olmsted as inspiration to transform an overgrown backyard.

S20 E2, Jenn Nawada designs a high-traffic landscape
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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.

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

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Pruning a Crabapple Tree

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

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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.

The 5 Best Chainsaws (2022 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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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All About Brick Garden Edging

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

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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.

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How to Build a Pondless Waterfall

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

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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.