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Thursday, December 8, 2022

Real Estate Matters

Love Your Home A wise woman at a party at Eastern Market’s North Hall once told me that there are only two real emotions: love...

Winter Beauty in Your Landscape

Frost has withered even our toughest annuals. Our show-stopping perennials have had their final encore and the ghostly silhouettes of stark leafless trees have...

Dear Problem Lady

A Christmas cactus arrived at my house, in full bloom, just before Christmas. It is still blooming. What care does it need? Our town...

Got Too Much Stuff?

“My house doesn’t have enough storage space.” Sound familiar? Capitol Hill houses are notorious for being small with a dearth of closets. Hill residents...

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...

Masonry Care Seminar, Jan 20

GL Barnhart Construction and W.S. Jenks & Sons are hosting a discussion on historic home masonry care and maintenance at 910 Bladensburg Rd. NE...

Remember Snowmageddon?

If you were here at the time, you know what I am talking about. Remember the impact on your roof and gutters? Or maybe...

Leaf Collection Season Starts

Through Jan. 12, the DC Department of Public Works (DPW) will collect and compost nearly 8,000 tons of leaves throughout the District. This is...

DC’s PaintCare program turns 1!

November marks the one-year anniversary of PaintCare Inc’s operations in DC Why is this such a milestone?  Imagine a swimming pool that’s 25 feet...

Dear Problem Lady – December 2017

My husband thinks oak leaves decompose too slowly to use them as leaf mulch. Do you agree? Yes. Oak leaves would work if combined with...