Give your lawn and garden the care they need by removing debris, dividing crowded perennials, and adding mulch—so plants can come back stronger.
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.
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.
Ask This Old House landscape contractor Jenn Nawada explains some of the basics of selecting and caring for a couple different species of arborvitae.
Read these simple ways to keep the ticks off of people and pets by taking care of your lawn and landscaping.
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.
Jenn Nawada, landscape designer for Ask This Old House, helps install a pondless waterfall in a backyard.
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows how to harness the sun's energy to power a backyard water feature.
Prune these specimens in the late winter or early spring for thicker foliage later on.
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.
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.
Home technology expert, Ross Trethewey explores a variety of ways that landscaping could be done automatically via robots and smart home products.
Learn how to a low-maintenance evergreen screen from tall arborvitae shrubs.
Landscape contractor Jenn Nawada explains how to identify Japanese maple trees and how to incorporate them in a landscape design.
Use rot-resistant planks and a salvaged window to build a protective box that extends the growing season. (Scroll past video players for written steps).
Add dimension, color, and decoration to a blank space with a sturdy lattice trellis for climbing plants.
These landscape drainage solutions prevent puddling and flooding and look good too.
Here’s how to prepare, select, and plan to plant a Christmas tree in your backyard to keep it alive after the holiday season.
Tips on how to keep weeds out of the garden, add the right amount of mulch over weeds, and 6 mistakes to avoid to keep your garden weed-free.
A quality lawn mower helps keep your grass groomed and healthy. In this review, the This Old House Reviews team takes a look at some of the best lawn mowers available to help you select the right one for your landscaping needs. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
How do you remove lawn weeds? Read on to identify the most common types and the worst ones.
A step-by-step guide to help you plant shrubs and bushes from preparing the ground to daily watering tips.
Five important tips to ensure your hedges are properly maintained and looking their best.
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.
Smart ways to give yourself—and the environment—a break from big, demanding lawns.
Dropping and bucking a dead tree with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook and chainsaw safety expert Tim Ard.