Is Your Garden Environmentally Friendly?

An environmentally friendly garden can incorporate numerous characteristics but some of the ones that Designscapes of NC thinks are easy to consider include creating habitat for pollinators, promoting plant diversity and minimizing water and chemical usage. Incorporating native plants into the landscape is important because they are adapted to the conditions of the area or region.  This means […]

Feeding Your Plants

Plants need nutrients!  Although plants are capable of making food by capturing energy from sunlight to convert carbon dioxide and water into sugar, they need additional nutrients to stay healthy.  They get these nutrients from the soil or compost which, in turn, can diminish the availability of vitamins and minerals in the soil that plants need.  In […]

Trees Please!

Trees are vital to our lives.  They provide oxygen, cleaner air,  shelter for wildlife and also reduce heat created from urbanization in addition to being aesthetically pleasing.  Trees can also identify a town, city or entire region.  Just like the Live Oaks draped in Spanish moss define certain areas of the South, Washington, DC and […]

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