Before You Do It Yourself, Get Some help

We humans have an amazing ability to work the land, build things, sow seed and harvest crops. Because of this natural ability many people have opted to become “do it yourselfers”. Though this notion may seem beneficial economically, practically it can turn into quite the opposite. Don’t get burned by spring fever, it is hard […]

A New Year. New Resolutions.

Are you still looking for a New Year’s resolution?  Or perhaps you are already overwhelmed or stressed by your new resolutions.  Well, we can give you a pleasurable and realistic resolution that will entice all of your senses.  A new landscape design or addition to your current landscape can do wonders for your psyche.  A […]

Pruning Hydrangeas – Advice by DesignScapes of NC

Hydrangeas are a very popular plant and we work with a number of different varieties in our projects. However, sometimes it may be confusing to know how and when to prune your hydrangeas. We will be mentioning the hydrangeas we normally work with, which grow better here in North Carolina. We will be giving you […]

No More Crepe Murder!

Many of us in North Carolina are cleaning up the yard after the big storm that blew through this week. With temperatures slowly rising, it’s also a great time to do some pruning to ready your plants and trees for Spring. February and March are ideal times to prune Crepe Myrtles. Before you start chopping […]

Drain the Rain!

                    Happy New Year from DesignScapes! We’ve been having the strangest weather here in Raleigh! Earlier this week we were seeing snow flurries and for the last two days, we’ve had some very cold weather! The weather predicts that it will be in the mid-60’s again […]

Install in the Fall

              The beautiful fall colors are starting to disappear already, thanks to all of this rain. It’s nice to see the sun peek out of the clouds again here in Raleigh. As the leaves continue to fall, it’s going to get colder as we make our way into the […]

Why You Should Hire a Landscaping Contractor

There are two types of people in this world — “DIY (Do-it-Yourself)” people and “Hire Someone” people. There are a few ways to determine which category you fit in! Are you one of those people that will change a flat tire or will you call roadside assistance? Are you one of those people that cleans […]

Private Parts

Here in the United States, we have a right to privacy, and that right is even protected by the Constitution. Although there are many arguments about this, we’re not going to get in that deep. This is a landscaping website, not a political website. Don’t worry, you’ll be seeing enough of that soon anyway. (It’s […]

Hang on for Deer Life!

  Oh, deer! These creatures are beautiful! Anyone else thinking of Bambi right now? It’s okay, we did too at first. Grab a tissue and put a smile on your face. This isn’t supposed to be a sad article! Even here in the city of Raleigh, seeing deer out and about is very common. They’re […]

Bring the Wings!

              Are you one of those people who enjoys nature? Do you get excited when you see hummingbirds and butterflies? There is nothing more pleasing than the sound of hummingbirds humming on a sunny, summer afternoon. Many of us will buy expensive feeders with the red nectar to attract […]

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