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Lawn Ideas & Inspiration

Explore inspiring lawn ideas that will drastically make your home more efficient & appealing.

Fescue Grass 101: What It Is and How to Grow It

Fescue is a perennial grass that’s known for being climate-tolerant and a popular choice among northern homeowners. Read our guide to learn what you can expect when you grow a fescue lawn.

5 Best Sprinklers (2022 Review)

Sprinklers come in a variety of designs and can help water your growing lawn. The This Old House Reviews team researched the best sprinklers to help you find a product that can nourish your grass all year long. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

5 Alternatives to Grass Lawns

Consider using a substitute for grass lawn in your yard, and never mow again.


How to Revitalize a Lawn

Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shares some DIY Smarts as he tends to a lawn that was seeded in the summer and is not doing well.

25 Years of Innovation: Lawn Tractors

Did you ever think you'd need a cell-phone outlet on your lawn mower? Times have changed!

Water the Lawn With Your Saturday Night Bath

These three gray-water retrofits can shrink your water bill—forever


How to Save Water in a Desert Backyard

Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook replaces a water-guzzling lawn with a desert appropriate alternative

What Are Lawn Weeds Trying to Tell You?

Determine your growing condition problems based on the weeds that thrive in them

Which Grass is Best for Your Area?

Choose types adapted to your local climate and soil conditions. The newest varieties have greater resistance to drought and disease and need less maintenance