Prepare for your next yard project by discovering our planning ideas & tips.
These low-growing, gregarious plants turn barren ground into a carpet of green, shading the soil, reducing evaporation, halting erosion, and discouraging weeds.
When you're walking behind the right model, giving the lawn a haircut can be one of life's little pleasures
Think outside the standard wood platform with smart design ideas for a range of settings and budgets
Looking for the best leaf blower? Gas, electric, backpack, or cordless? The pros at TOH offer their top leaf blower reviews to help you decide which is the best for you.
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
Watering smartly with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook.
We’re living in the golden age of cordless lawn mowers. Not long ago, these quiet, smokeless cutters had anemic batteries that made you wish you were mowing with gas.
Smart ways to give yourself—and the environment—a break from big, demanding lawns.
Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada heads to Phoenix to recreate the desert in a homeowner’s front yard
Put these items on your fix-it list to transition from winter to spring
Fountains, ponds, even faux streams are great additions. Just consider resource maintenance before you build.
Just in time for the weekend, a gallery of all-weather luxuries guaranteed to turn any outdoor kitchen into hangout central. Plus, our exclusive TOH cocktail, the Rhum Repair.
It may come as a surprise to the sound-sensitive neighbors, but most people buy blowers too small for their needs