Want to introduce an attractive new dimension to your landscape? Just add water. The experts at This Old House explain what it takes to create a handsome, thriving aquatic centerpiece for your backyard.
Looking for something to preoccupy your time this summer? Take a look at this roundup of our summer projects.
Twelve years after taking on a barren backyard, this passionate gardener is still weaving it into a rich tapestry of color and texture.
Safe and efficient cutting techniques with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook and chainsaw expert Tim Ard.
Whether custom designed or built from a kit, a backyard pavilion provides a perfect place to unwind.
Nothing beats the summery pleasure of a juicy burger seared to perfection over an old school charcoal fire. Read our guide to learn everything you need to know before installing one.
Designated activity areas and low-maintenance finishes turn a neglected backyard into an inviting destination
Before the season really heats up, give your barbecue its annual checkup using these tips.
Porch, patio, and deck upgrades that will make you glad you stayed at home.
Put some spring in your steps and in your planting beds, patios, and pots, too.
Enjoy a meal outdoors with these useful and convenient picnic accessories
A leaf-covered patio gets a romantic upgrade with vintage furniture, mood lighting, and a party-ready trestle table.
This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey installs a natural gas line for a barbecue grill
Collecting rainwater is a no-brainer for gardening. It’s the ugly black barrels we could do without. So here’s a plan you can use to build your own rain barrel, one that’s both eco-friendly and aesthetically pleasing. It’s a simple project, thanks to an off-the-shelf diverter kit that connects to a downspout.
She loved her wooded yard—until it filled up like a lake with every downpour. Here's how one homeowner carved out a flowering paradise (and a swimming pool!) from the muck.
Learn how to cut and connect drainpipe into a rack for a simple but challenging ball-toss lawn game.
Keeping outdoor power equipment running smoothly with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook.
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.
Fill your yard with fun games and forts for the whole family to enjoy.
See these attractive ways to make your yard a private oasis over the weekend
Make outdoor entertaining a breeze with these backyard party tips.
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.
Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner remove foundation shrubs that have overtaken the front of her house
From building a fire pit to making an arbor bench, try these fun and functional outdoor DIY projects for a sensational summer yard.
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