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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

What Are Lawn Weeds Trying to Tell You?

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

Simple Lawn Care Routine

Streamline your lawn-care routine for better turf with less work

How to Safely Use a String Trimmer

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shares secrets for safe, effective string trimming

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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

11 Ways Your Lawn Can Kill You

Warning: Your verdant paradise may be a death trap (or at least make you very sick). Before you spend the next sunny day lounging on the lawn, watch out for these dozen dangers to your health

Your Toughest Lawn Questions Answered

The TOH pros tackle the obstacles standing between you and the lush lawn of your dreams

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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 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 Lay Sod

Creating a lush, new lawn 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

How to Rejuvenate a Dying Lawn

Advice from TOH landscape contractor Roger Cook on how to revive a half-dead yard of grass

How to Deal With Common Lawn Problems

How to diagnose lawn problems like grubs, dog damage, dry spots, moss, and more.

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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.

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

How to Start a New Lawn Like a Pro

Want a fresh lawn in your yard? We lined up the experts to help you choose the right turf and the best way get the greenest lawn in the neighborhood.

The Anatomy of a Lawn Mower

It's easier to diagnose and fix problems when you know the right vocabulary. Get to know your mower

How to Sharpen Lawn Mower Blades

Sharpen your blades before you retire your mower this year, and save yourself some work come spring

Water the Lawn With Your Saturday Night Bath

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

Norm's Notebook: How to Store Rakes

Master carpenter Norm Abram's techniques for rakes

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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

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How to Install A Low-Cost Lawn Sprinkler

In this how-to video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook offers an easy, affordable way to water your grass.

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How to Fertilize a Lawn

In this how-to video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook and host Kevin O'Connor discuss proper techniques for feeding a lush, green lawn.

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How to Mow a Lawn

In this how-to video, learn lawn mowing tips from This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook

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How to De-thatch a Lawn

In this how-to video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook breathes new life into a suffocating lawn.

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How to Revive a Dead Lawn

In this how-to video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook saves an old lawn.

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How to Lay Artificial Turf

In this how-to video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook creates a super-durable, all-season faux-grass play area.

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How to Remove Crabgrass

In this how-to video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook rids a lawn of stubborn crabgrass

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How to Install an Automatic Sprinkler System

In this how-to video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows how to install an automatic lawn sprinkler system

Removing Established Grass

Two ways to quickly remove established turf

When Lawn Mowers Won't Start

Blame it on the fuel, or lack of it