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Homes & Gardens

The People’s Garden In Our Backyard

Fall is a great time to check out a tremendous vegetable garden right in our Capitol Hill backyard.  At the corner of Jefferson Drive...

DC Mushroom Lovers on the Hunt

Never mind the cherry blossoms, DC is a city of mushrooms. Neighborhood trees, root boxes, gardens, planters and parks often shelter common and sometimes...

Preparing Your Roof for Winter

Harsh winter weather in DC may seem long ago, but for those living in Capitol Hill in 2010 the multiple blizzards of that winter...

What’s That On Your Roof?

Or, is it something in your crawl space? Do you hear scratching sounds coming from your roof or running and walking noises at night...

Meet “Queen Gracie”

Walk into the house at 9 Seventh St. SE and you’ll be struck by the mood inside. The house retains many of its historic...

Galvanized Piping Problems

Many Capitol Hill homes are over 100 years old, yet most were built with freshwater piping systems that have a relatively short life expectancy....

How to Rid Yourself of Bamboo Roots

We planted a stand of bamboo years ago, thinking it would be a wonderful screen – and boy, it has been. But I never...

History: Capitol Hill Alley Dwellings

Washington DC is home to a large number of historical alleys. Many of those alleys are located on Capitol Hill and are thriving as...

Outbreak of Rose Rosette Disease Detected on Hill

Mia Grosjean started noticing it late last year. All over the Hill, the once-ubiquitous, beautiful rose bushes were starting to look different. Shriveled. Less...

The Deer House Is for Sale

The Deer House, one of Capitol Hill’s finest and most well-known homes, has just been put on the market.  It’s a good time to...