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Friday, February 15, 2019

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...

Solar Energy Creates (Local) Jobs!

We all know that solar energy is good for the environment and good for your pocketbook. Even a small solar array on a DC...

Ask the Hill Historian

On August 6, 1861, President Abraham Lincoln signed into law the Washington, DC police department. While DC had a police force at the time,...

Earth Matters

First it was bicycling and then it was canning, and now, suddenly, composting is cool again. Folks across the District are composting, comparing notes,...

How to Deal with Mold

  Mold. If you’re a homeowner or landlord, it’s not a word you want to hear. Yet in older homes mold can be quite common....

Measuring the H Street Impact

Take a walk down the H Street NE corridor and you’ll see towering residential complexes along the 600 block, a brand new Whole Foods...

Dear Problem Lady

I hear gardeners refer to something called “Winter Interest.” My garden looks like a wasteland. To what are they referring? Ah, winter can do such...

Dear Problem Lady – November 2017

Will store-bought potted mums survive if I plant them in the garden now? Alas, probably not. These beautiful potted chrysanthemums have been grown for their...

Real Estate Matters – October 2017

Reverse Mortgages The conversations that come up with Uber drivers … He has a house in Petworth that he does not want his kids to get...

Real Estate Matters

How Will the Tax Plan Affect Homebuying? I was asked how the new tax plan will affect homebuying, and the short answer is that I...