Yard How To & DIY
Improve the value of your home by discovering our yard step-by-step tips & ideas.
After a winter stuck inside renovating her 1890 farmhouse in Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania, TOH magazine reader Maria Hasenecz was eager to head outdoors. Here's how her garden grew.
Bring the family together by building the green and then playing on it with this DIY miniature golf cart that both kids and adults can enjoy.
Check out these tips on how to rake in the big bucks when you put your old stuff out to sell.
Ask This Old House master electrician Scott Caron installs a weatherproof television to complete a homeowner's patio.
Learn how to add a new hose spigot with This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey.
Learn how to keep deer away from young trees and shrubs with landscape contractor Roger Cook.
Give these mosquito-eating creatures a place to roost in time for trick-or-treat season, and reap the benefits year-round. With instructions for parents and kids
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva works with host Kevin O’Connor to build a cover that can turn a store bought fire pit into a table when not in use.
Ask This Old House landscape contractor Jenn Nawada returns to her home state of Florida to help a homeowner design a tropical landscape for his backyard.
This Old House landscaping contractors Roger Cook and Jenn Nawada help an elementary school build and plant a raised-bed vegetable garden.
How to make a sturdy display table, with instructions for parents and kids.
Use clear cedar boards to assemble a comfortable and productive focal point for your yard.
Make an old-fashioned rope swing with these instructions for parents and kids.
How to make a versatile backyard play area, with instructions for parents and kids.
If you've got some basic skills and a couple of handy friends, you too can build a grill island like this one. Here's the lowdown.
They look great and work even better, but did you know a vintage kitchen sink can also improve your social life? Here’s how to turn an old sink into a unique and functioning outdoor bar.
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva travels to Colorado to help a couple build a DIY swing set for their young son.
Use specialty hardware designed to preserve the tree and a mix of lumber and branches to create a platform sturdy enough to support your kids’ wildest imaginations.
Landscaper Roger Cook and a professional beekeeper harvest honey, talk about hive health and show you how to maintain and grow your hive.
Ask This Old House’s Roger Cook takes you through everything you need to plan and install a beehive in your backyard or a field near your home.
Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada installs a water feature that collects and reuses rainwater.
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey installs a house hydrant to replace a leaky outdoor spigot.
Use pressure-treated lumber and PVC trim to create a shelter designed by Tom Silva to keep predators at bay—and provide a source of fresh eggs right out your back door.
Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook gives tips on how to keep a snow blower running through every storm.
Whether you've got a charcoal kettle on wheels or a gas grill built into an outdoor kitchen, here's how to store your grill during the off-season.
A place to rinse off outdoors is a no-brainer for beach dwellers. But it's also great for cleaning up grimy gardeners, sweaty Little Leaguers, and muddy mutts. Here's how to hook up one of your own.