These This Old House videos showcase all of our yard projects, how-tos, and designs.
Dry wells are subsurface, engineered water displacement systems that collect and disperse unwanted water from rainstorms and runoff.
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 heating and plumbing expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner install a natural gas line to fire up his backyard barbecue grill
Ask This Old House landscaping contractor Roger Cook heads to Kentucky to help a homeowner revive his lawn
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
Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner install a new gate to fence in her pet dog
Watering smartly with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook.
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. You'll find the full, written step-by-step instructions (with diagrams and photos) under the video below
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows how to harness the sun's energy to power a backyard water feature.
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.
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook resuscitates a dying lawn
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shares tips for clearing a concrete walkway after a snowstorm
Electrician Scott Caron shows us how he powers an outbuilding—which takes wiring knowledge as well as lots of digging.
Offer guests cocktails and brews by wheeling out this dedicated serving station.
Make a handsome cedar ice chest cooler to update a backyard essential.
We asked TOH fans about picnic tables, and they asked us for an update to the park-variety A-frame. Here's our answer.
For a fun family project, make a DIY bird feeder out of cedar wood and materials you can find at a home center and grocery store.
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.
From power vacuums to leaf blowers, we share different tools you can use to get rid of fallen leaves in your yard.
Dropping and bucking a dead tree with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook and chainsaw safety expert Tim Ard.
This Old House landscaping contractor Roger Cook shows how to construct a wood-timber retaining wall to create a play area.
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows how to collect discharge water from a basement sump pump.
TOH's Team Saturday shows you how to plan out the right dimensions, size and spacing for this popular bean bag toss game.
Spend an afternoon assembling this simple backyard play area for kids of all ages.
Ask This Old House landscape contractor Jenn Nawada discusses the common elements she includes in outdoor kitchen designs.
Use treated lumber and a pond liner to create a soothing water feature in your backyard
Enclose a plastic bin with stock lumber to make a water-wise garden feature
Use cedar boards to make a table and benches fit to host family and friends for years to come.
Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada helps a homeowner replace and improve foundation plantings that have been crushed by snow piles