Better Landscaping in The District
Across the Potomac River from Virginia, and bordered by Maryland on its north, Washington, D.C., is home to diverse people, food scenes, historical sites, and sports teams. You'll definitely need more than a day or two to soak in everything the district has to offer.
A hub of museums of all sorts, it's home to the Smithsonian. D.C. is a must-see destination for history, science, and art lovers alike. Spend a day on the Mall touring the new National Museum of African-American History and Culture. Three floors of exhibits cover everything from slavery and civil rights to African-American contributions to music and pop culture.
Pay homage to the millions of lives lost and learn how to prevent history from repeating itself at the United States Holocaust Museum. Other essential sites include the National Museum of American History, the National Museum of Natural History, and the National Portrait Gallery. There's also the Capitol and the White House, of course.
The International Spy Museum, recently relocated to L'Enfant Plaza, assigns you a fake identity, while you explore exhibits and listen to true-life tales of espionage.
Beyond the typical tourist spots, D.C. also has a vast array of neighborhoods rich in their own cultures. Head to U Street and grab a bite at the famed Ben's Chili Bowl, catch a show at The Howard Theatre, or hit up the 14&U Farmer's Market. In Georgetown, spend time by the water, shop at the myriad of boutiques, and visit the gardens at Dumbarton Oaks. From Adams Morgan to Anacostia to Dupont Circle to H Street, D.C.'s communities do not disappoint.
Favorite eateries abound, as well. You can't miss out on the fried catfish, collard greens, and grit cakes at Busboys and Poets, named in honor of Langston Hughes. The jumbo lump crab cakes at Old Ebbitt Grill are legendary, serving Washingtonians since 1856. Order up some authentic barbecue at the Federalist Pig, dine on Mediterranean fare at Tail Up Goat, or try Ethiopian cuisine at Zenebech.
Depending on the season, you can catch a live baseball, football, basketball, or hockey game. Our city goes hard for its hometown teams, so sports enthusiasts will fit right in cheering on the Nats at Nationals Park, the Redskins at nearby FedEx Field, and the Capitals and Wizards at Capital One Arena. Washington, D.C., also plays host to the WNBA team, the Washington Mystics and the Major League Soccer team, DC United.
The only way to appreciate this city is to get out and explore, and you can't do that if you're stuck at home tending to your own landscaping chores. Free up plenty of time by using LawnStarter. Simply visit lawnstarter.com or download the convenient app to your phone. Once you're there, put in your ZIP code and create your account to see a list of landscaping companies in your area. Select the company, time and services that work best for you and schedule your service date. These pros can give you a total yard makeover. They'll install gardens, hardscapes and outdoor lighting. Looking for rotine lawn mowing, edging and pruning? We've got your back... and your front yard. Once you've added LawnStarter to your team, you'll be free to explore your home town.