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Home Homes & Gardens

Homes & Gardens

Roof Leaks Can Be Funny

A roofer tells his bar buddy how he fixed a roof leak, and the story goes like this. “Owner shows me a leak in the...

Great Capitol Hill Gardens

The Two-for-One Garden Is a Study in Bipartisanship Two properties at 12 and 14 Fifth St. NE have made a practical practice of the old...

Up on the Roof

DC rooftops are busy places. A flyover of the District shows a growing mosaic of rooftop terraces, solar panels, green roofs – and increasingly,...

Save Energy & Money with a Free Kit

When it comes to saving energy, small changes go a long way. The DC Sustainable Energy Utility wants to help lower energy bills in...

Dear Garden Problem Lady – August 2017

All my flowers are tightly planted together to crowd out weeds and weeding. That works except for always the same darned little thing that...

Dear Problem Lady – September 2017

What do you know about using milk as a fertilizer, specifically on tomato plants? My neighbor insists that milk is a good fertilizer. He...

Garden Spot: What’s Bugging You?

Recently, with all the talk about how our garden practices may be harming bees and pollinating insects, the discussion of beneficial insects has again...

Common Issues in Rowhouse Flat Roofs

Here on Capitol Hill the vast majority of roofs are flat. Flat roofs are common to commercial buildings, but residential flat roofs are rare...

Garden Menagerie

As every residential garden designer knows, a homeowner’s pets are your clients too. Pets’ well-being, habits, quirks, and age need to be taken into...

Dear Garden Problem Lady

Can I grow a knockout rose in a pot? As Jim Shelar, a master of gardening in pots, so succinctly puts it, “What have you...