Saturday, December 29, 2018

How To Plant In Containers

In this video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook discusses the beauty and benefits of large-container planting.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

How To Level A Stone Walkway

Lifting a concrete slab (called mudjacking) with Ask This Old House landscaping contractor, Roger Cook.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Soil Amendments | The Dirt | Better Homes & Gardens

Even the best garden soil may need soil amendments or added soil nutrients from time to time to make it richer and more productive. Learn how to improve soil drainage, moisture retention, aeration, and more.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Friday, December 14, 2018

How to Build a Simple, Sturdy Greenhouse from 2x4's

This project was a whole lot of fun and a big learning experience for me. I think it came out great, especially for a first construction-based project. The main cost incurred with this project is buying the lear corrugated paneling. A cheaper option would be to build them from the same way, but a clear plastic greenhouse "wrap". It won't last as long but will save you a lot of money.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Concrete Patio & Hardscape Design

A concrete patio is often the focal point of the backyard. This is where much of the activity occurs. See how this hardscaping plan was designed with three different types of hardscape materials including concrete for the patio, pavers, and gravel.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Seed Starting | The Dirt | Better Homes & Gardens

Starting seeds indoors in winter is an inexpensive way to grow more of your favorite plants. Here's what you need to know to make your seeds blossom.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

How To Create Bonsai From Regular Trees

Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook learns about the ancient art of Bonsai.