Carpenter Nathan Gilbert’s Christmas tree farm suffered some damage from a fallen red oak. Rather than get rid of it, he’s going to turn it into usable slabs of wood for his projects.
Mason Mark McCullough shows host Kevin O’Connor how to remove organic stains from hardscape like bluestone and limestone blocks and pavers.
Landscaping contractor Jenn Nawada loves getting outdoors as much as she possibly can. Whether it’s a walk in the woods or working on a job site, she gets her inspiration from nature.
Landscape contractor Jenn Nawada helps a homeowner design a garden that will work with their half-sun, half-shade yard perfectly, turning the homeowner’s backyard into a little oasis.
Landscape contractor Jenn Nawada meets with a landowner and a wetland expert to discuss identifying and building on properties with designated wetland areas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For those areas of your yard where a lawnmower can’t reach or where you need a little extra help such as in tight corners or around trees, a string trimmer is a convenient maintenance tool. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best string trimmers on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various retail stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
Mason Mark McCullough helps a homeowner keep her driveway from washing away by replacing an old, ineffective brick edging with big, bulky cobblestone.
Are you wanting to plant a privacy hedge of arborvitaes, but are unsure of the best kind to plant or how far apart to plant them? This Old House landscaping contractor Jenn Nawada shares her expert tips for planting privacy hedges.
Landscape contractor Jenn Nawada helps a homeowner restore their backyard pond to its former glistening glory.
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.
Get your home, lawn, and garden ready for the milder, wetter days on the way
Looking for the best methods and tips for tree pruning? Our guide outlines best pruning practices and how this maintenance affects the health of your trees.
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.
House One editor and DIY Expert Jenn Largesse walks us through the process of building a retaining wall in her backyard.
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.
Landscape contractor Jenn Nawada and mason Mark McCullough team up to build a simple stone water feature that makes a big impact.
Landscape contractor Jenn Nawada explains how she found her trade and how she ended up on the team at Ask This Old House.
Electric mowers are more economical and lightweight than gas mowers. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best electric lawn mowers on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
Landscape contractor Jenn Nawada explains how to identify and care for holly plants and incorporate them into a 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.
Consider the various ways of using rocks in your landscape design—and the many benefits.
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.
Give your lawn and garden the care they need by removing debris, dividing crowded perennials, and adding mulch—so plants can come back stronger.
A symmetrical design of raised beds grows out of a blank patch of turf, adding beauty and productivity to the landscape.
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.
Ask This Old House landscape contractor Jenn Nawada explains the purposes of different types of mulch and demonstrates a few application techniques.
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.