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Lawn Videos

These This Old House videos showcase all of our lawn projects, how-tos, and designs.

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How to Choose a Riding Lawn Mower

Looking for the best riding lawn mower? This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook takes a quick look at some options.

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How to Get a Great-Looking Lawn

Ask This Old House landscaping contractor Roger Cook heads to Kentucky to help a homeowner revive his lawn

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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.

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Lawn School: Weed Control

This Old House Landscaper, Roger Cook shares his tips for homeowners on caring for their lawns and keeping weed growth under control.

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Why is This Lawn Patchy?

Ask This Old House landscape contractors Roger Cook and Jenn Nawada share DIY Smarts tips for killing weeds without hurting the lawn.

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How to Rejuvenate a Lawn

Breathing new life into an old lawn with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook

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How to Replace a Lawn with Shade Perennials

Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook offers some alternatives to grass in a shady spot.

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How to Install a Graywater Irrigation System

Reusing laundry wastewater with This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey

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How to Grow Grasses on the Prairie

Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada partners with an ecologist in Cheyenne, Wyoming to learn about different types of prairie grasses and how to care for them

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How to Fix a Patchy, Weedy Lawn

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook resuscitates a dying lawn

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How to Sharpen Mower Blades

Cutting grass cleanly with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook.

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How to Reseed a Lawn

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows how to breathe new life into an old, tired lawn

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How to Install a Robotic Lawnmower

Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook and host Kevin O’Connor install a robotic lawnmower

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How to Maintain a Lawn

In this video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook and host Kevin O'Connor discuss best practices for keeping a lawn lush and green

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How to Mow a Lawn Like a Pro

Perfect-cut lawn mowing tips from This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook.

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How to Choose an Eco-Friendly Lawn Mower

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook discusses options and features of non-gasoline-powered mowers.

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How to Revive a Lawn With a Slice Seeder

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows a quick, easy way to seed and resuscitate a sickly looking lawn

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How to Choose and Use Lawn Sprinklers

Watering smartly with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook.

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How to Patch a Lawn

Repairing dead, damaged lawns with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook

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How to Choose Grass Seed

Picking the appropriate grass seed with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook and turf expert Mary Owen

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Sprinkler Valve Leaking? Here’s How to Repair It

In this how-to video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows how to replace a worn-out valve diaphragm on an automatic lawn sprinkler system.

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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

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How to Patch a Smothered Lawn

Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook reseeds a dead section of lawn and blends it in with the rest of the yard.

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How to Install a Frost-Proof Hose Spigot

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner install a new sill cock

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How to Patch a Lawn With Grass Seed

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook and host Kevin O'Connor patch a lawn with grass seed

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How to Maintain a Lawn Mower

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook and Kevin O'Connor share tips for keeping your mower running smoothly all summer long

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How to Repair Lawn Damage After Construction

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook saves a badly rutted lawn without replacing the grass

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How to Revive a Brown Lawn

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook breathes new life into a dead spring lawn brought on by a harsh winter

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How to Keep a Lawn and Garden Beds Separate

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows how to establish borders around grassy areas using steel edging

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How to Lay Sod

Creating a lush, new lawn with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook

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How to Maintain a Lawn Organically

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows an environmentally safe way to grow a greener, healthier lawn.

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How to Seed a New Lawn

In this how-to video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook plants a new lawn from seed