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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.

5 Best Sprinklers (2021 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.

How to Treat Your Lawn Organically

Break your lawn's addiction to synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides and choose organic lawn care instead.

How to Get Your Lawn Lush and Green

Looking for the best tips on how to get grass to grow? Follow our advice to set your lawn on the right path.

3 Things to Look For in a Zero Turn Mower

Are you considering a new zero turn mower? Here’s how the Kubota Z200 Series gets the job done quicker at a professional level.

Do-It-Yourself Lawn Care Schedule

What grass zone do you live in? When to fertilize, water, mow, and deal with weeds and pests depends on where you live.

The Best Grass That Grows in Shade

Learn the secrets of growing a lush lawn in low light—from selecting hardy shade-tolerant species to providing them with tender loving care.

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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 Sharpen Mower Blades

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

How to Install an Automatic Sprinkler System

TOH landscape contractor shows you how to setup an in-ground sprinkler system to water your lawn automatically.

Mow Like a Pro

If you’ve got a big, beautiful lawn, chances are you spend a lot of time and energy maintaining it. Here are a few ways a zero-turn mower can help you get a healthy, professional-looking lawn—in less time, and with less effort.

How To Install Artificial Turf

Installing artificial turf in your yard will give you a low-maintenance solution to live grass that dramatically increases your home’s curb appeal. Read these steps to understand how the process works, what tools you need, and the directions to install it yourself.

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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.

All About Zero-Turn Lawn Mowers

Made for maneuvering, zero-turn mowers can help you make light work of larger landscapes. Here’s how to determine if a zero-turn mower is the right machine for you.

5 Alternatives to Grass Lawns

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

How to Maintain a Healthy Lawn

From choosing the right lawn mower to ensuring the pH balance, read our these proven tips for maintaining a lush, healthy lawn.

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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 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 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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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 Tune Up Your Lawn Mower

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shares his top five tips for keeping your lawn mower running smoothly.

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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

Six Lawn-Care Mistakes to Nix

A turf professor schools us on lawn care worth skipping

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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 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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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 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 Install a Graywater Irrigation System

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

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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 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