WNC Landscaping: Quality is Our Business!

Welcome and thanks for visiting WNC Landscaping! We pride ourselves for providing quality, licensed, professional landscaping for over 40 years in western North Carolina.

 Our business is family owned and operated and our service is one-on-one to provide you with custom designs and to insure customer satisfaction. We are located in Waynesville, NC (Haywood County) but serve all western North Carolina counties including: Buncombe and the Greater Asheville area, Jackson, Swain, Macon and more.  We are the longest-established and most qualified landscapers in Waynesville, NC.  Landscaping your property is an investment but one that not only adds value to your property, but serves as the first-impression to others.  Landscaping is a natural, beautiful way to drastically improve the outward appearance of your property and is a way of bringing awe-inspiring attention.

Several areas that separate our landscaping services from others also include: being one of only a few licensed landscape contractors in all of western North Carolina, contract landscapers holding B.S. and/or M.S. degrees from North Carolina State University in Landscape Design and Horticulture; expert knowledge of indigenous and area-compatible plant species; expert knowledge or soil quality and preparation; as well as landscape integrity all giving our business certified professionals with over 65 years of combined experience. We take great pride in our life’s work and are grateful to our customers who time and time again refer our services to others.

Additionally we offer services in custom pond and waterfall installation that is not only functionally dependable, but artistic in design and scope. One of our latest design areas is waterwalls for patios, porches or even interiors. We also boast one of the only CERTIFIED Irrigation Specialist in all of western North Carolina.  Another area of our business is growing North Carolina certified, pesticide-free Fraser Fir Christmas trees. We grow them right here on our farm and provide fresh cut, choose ‘n cut or dug trees for replanting.  We offer a fun, family experience that is quick, convenient and mostly affordable. We are located conveniently between Waynesville and Maggie Valley, NC on Jonathan Creek Road, right off of I-40, Exit 20 and sale our trees from Thanksgiving until December 24th.

We encourage our potential clients to research landscaping options and to always inquire into professional background, experience, education and certification … we know you’ll find that no other landscape service is as experienced and qualified as WNC Landscaping.

Take your time visiting our website. You can also visit us and join us as a friend on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/WNC.Landscaping  Contact us at your convenience. We are ready to not only meet your landscaping needs, but your landscaping visions as well. Thank you!

WNC Landscaping, Inc. * 557 Hemphill Road, Waynesville, NC 28785 * 828.926.3224 * Fax: 828.926.2320 * www.wnclandscaping.com * facebook.com/WNC.Landscaping * Google+WNCLandscaping

Why Use A Licensed Landscaper?

When considering options for landscape work there are three primary options: 1) Do it yourself, 2) hire someone to do the work, 3) hire a licensed professional to do the work right. For most folks, doing the work yourself is out of the question with jobs and family commitments, not to mention the knowledge required and rules associated with the landscape. For example, many landscapes in years past used the beautiful Bradford Pear tree. She shape was visually appealing and the tree complimented almost any landscape. However, the crotch of the limbs (where the limb meets the trunk) is generally narrow and with age and growth, the limbs are susceptible to breakage with slight wind which can also damage your car, home or others. Secondly this tree has a cross pollination problem with other pear trees. Once thought of as a sterile tree, they in fact pollinate but not with each other, instead with other pears creating an offspring that chokes out other indigenous plants and interferes with pear production. So, your simple sweet tree could actually impact your neighbor’s fruit production … that is, if the branch falling from it doesn’t hit you in the head first. That brings us to another point, inclusion of indigenous our native plants. A licensed landscaper knows what grows in your area and what naturally does not. English Ivy is a great example of the introduction of non-native plants that look great and thrive but that literally choke out and kill other plants. Finally, there’s the issue of plant spacing. Gone are the days of boxwoods planted in a row with general 3 foot spacing for the plants. Dynamic landscapes blend plants with height, color, contrast all while knowing that the rosebay rhododendron will need so many feet for an average 20-year growth compared to the closer spacing of the bleeding heart columbine in the forefront of the design. Now that we have a definite argument for someone else to do the work, let’s see more of why you should use a licensed landscaper.

Charles Boyd

Charles Boyd

Time and knowledge are valid points, but there are other issues to consider. A licensed landscaper has more than knowledge and experience … they have training. WNC Landscaping not only has over 40 years of business experience but also over 80 years combined experience in landscaping; as well as two bachelor’s degrees in landscape design and certification in irrigation, pesticides and installation. Our owner, Charles Boyd maintains a 10 acre+ nursery of indigenous plants grown on our farm. He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Agriculture and Landscape Design from North Carolina State University. He taught agriculture and horticulture for over 30 years in the high school and community college settings and serves as an elected member of his local Haywood Soil & Water Conservation Board. His son, Brian Boyd, also hold a degree in Horticulture from North Carolina  State University as well as has training in pond and waterfall installation and is one of the only certified irrigation specialist in North Carolina. These guys know their stuff! They have background, not only in plants and soils, but in slope and grade and how your landscape will drain with rain and how your plants will perform in drought. Speaking of drainage, our team also knows and understands how water lines run and work for municipal water systems and on-sight well-users and will not have a mishap with your lines. An unlicensed worker does not have the background, knowledge or bonding to help with large problems that may occur … many times at their own hands.

Lastly, and most importantly, you get your money’s worth and then some. The value added to your home by a licensed, professional landscape designer will far outweigh the costs. Plus there’s the added level of protection to your property. It’s simple, really … if you want a professional looking job, you get a professional to do the work.

For more information, check out these related articles:

Does a Landscaper Need a License?

10 Tips for Hiring a Landscaping Professional: Expert advice on how to hire a top-notch landscaping company

The North Carolina Landscape Contractors’ Licensing Board

WNC Landscaping, Inc. * 557 Hemphill Road, Waynesville, NC 28785 * 828.926.3224 * Fax: 828.926.2320 * www.wnclandscaping.com * facebook.com/WNC.Landscaping * Google+WNCLandscaping

WNC Landscaping Named Top Landscaper in 2015

On January 29, 2016, The Mountaineer newspaper of Waynesville, NC published their annual 2015 Reader’s Choice Awards. The paper opens voting among members of the community as it’s readers to vote for local food, entertainment, people and businesses that make Haywood County great. WNC Landscaping had the distinct honor and privilege to receive the gold metal for 1st place in the service of landscaping.

Owner, Charles Boyd, commented, “…this is an exciting honor and one that means a lot to me, my family and my crew.” Co-owner, Brian Boyd added, “being nominated by the people you live by and serve among many other worthy landscaping businesses is the biggest honor we can ask for.” Charles Boyd started WNC Landscaping over 40 years ago and takes pride in his personal customer service experiences and in his business mantra which is, “Quality is Our Business!”

Mountaineer RCA 2015 WNC LandscapingThank you to the citizens of Haywood County and to The Mountaineer and it’s readers for voting us #1 in landscaping service for 2015!

Bringing the landscape indoors

WNC Landscaping is proud of the work and vast knowledge we have in doing just what our name says … we enhance the landscape of property around western North Carolina. Sometimes, though, our customers are restricted with property access but still want an natural landscape experience with their home.

 One of our latest projects involves bringing a touch of nature indoors.

Licensed landscaper and certified irrigation specialist, Brian Boyd, has limitless talent with designing and installing ponds and waterfalls.  Brian worked with a customer to add a “waterwall” to an interior space.  The waterwall now graces their living space year-round and provided a one-of-a-kind enhancement to their home value.

Check out our YouTube video of Brian’s Rain Curtain

Whether you have a room, porch or patio you would like to provide a similar enhancement with a waterwall, contact WNC Landscaping for a free estimate. Check out some or our other waterfall and pond designs in our portfolio for additional inspiration. We would love to bring a touch of nature’s landscape indoors for you.

WNC Landscaping, Inc. * 557 Hemphill Road, Waynesville, NC 28785 * 828.926.3224 * Fax: 828.926.2320 * www.wnclandscaping.com * facebook.com/WNC.Landscaping

Fall is the Time for Planting

You have probably heard that fall is the best time of year for planting. This fact has many reasons to support it and hopefully will encourage you to contact WNC Landscaping in the greater Asheville area for some new additions, cleanups or possibly even a new look to your landscape!

Why is fall so great for planting?

• Plants continue to grow in the fall — Soil temperature and moistures levels are usually much more stable and compatible for root growth also resulting in overall plant health. This is especially important that first critical year of the plants life after planting. Although there is less overall of the plant itself from what is experienced in the spring and summer, the foundation is set for sustainability and maximum growth in the upcoming growing season.

• Easier for the Plant – Just like slowly introducing fish to a new environment, fall planting lessens transplant shock and allows the plant to build a healthy root system. With roots already established in the fall, plants are bigger in the spring and often can withstand dryer conditions during the following summer. There are also fewer pest and disease problems in the fall to deal with.

• Remember to water – The temperatures may be cooler and more comfortable, but newly planted shrubs, trees and plants need good watering, especially at the time of planting for the expanding root system. Considering an irrigation system during planting may save you time and money with your new plants until freezing weather when winterizing should take place for the system, but the benefit is having it ready and available first thing in the spring, especially if drought occurs.

• Overall landscape design — Odds are there were things you like about your landscape and things you would really like to change. Keep all things in mind and note what you’d like to plan towards for your exterior in the future. It may be you can implement some things now and some things later. Keep WNC Landscaping in mind during the fall and holiday season as well when we offer our North Carolina Certified Fraser Fir Christmas trees in a “ball ‘n burlap” option.  That means that you can purchase a dug, rather than cut tree from us to use in your home for the holidays and then replant outside as part of your landscape. We are one of only a few in western North Carolina to offer dug trees, as well as in our area of Waynesville and Maggie Valley, NC.

• Growing time – Landscape and gardening professionals know that several weeks are needed for root establishment before hard winter temperatures freeze the ground, so it’s important to call today for advice, insight and estimation for your landscape now to maximize your plant’s life and your dollar.

• Keeping it Up — It is also a good time to conduct the pruning of plants, trees and shrubs you currently have and want to keep and maintain well. WNC Landscaping can help with reshaping and maintaining your landscape as well. Thorough watering and new mulching after pruning and planting is very important. Avoiding fertilization of new plants at this time is also recommended. However, there are and should be different recommendations for your lawn which WNC Landscaping can help with!

• Fall Beauty – Typically one of the most beautiful times of the year, especially in North Carolina is the fall. It’s a time to enjoy the outside beauty of our area and the areas where we work and live. So enhancing or changing your landscape when you can most enjoy it makes sense!

Erv Evans, Extension Associate with North Carolina State University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in the Department of Horticulture wrote a good general article entitled basically, “Planting Trees and Shrubs.” The article gives good insight and explanation to the many facets of planting and lends the reader to appreciate the benefits of licensed, professional landscaping for quality and to insure the duration of landscape additions.

Call WNC Landscaping in Waynesville, NC today and let us help you enjoy fall!

WNC Landscaping, Inc. * 557 Hemphill Road, Waynesville, NC 28785 *             828.926.3224       * Fax: 828.926.2320 * www.wnclandscaping.com * facebook.com/WNC.Landscaping *  Google+WNCLandscaping

WNC Christmas Trees

WNC Christmas Trees

Christmas Tree & Wreath/Garland Lot & Weekend Choose ‘n Cut

 Opening November 19, 2016 – December 24, 2016

WNC Landscaping has the finest, freshest and fullest NC certified Fraser Fir Christmas trees at the best price grown PESTICIDE-FREE right here on our tree farm. Plan on visiting us this upcoming holiday season. We are located conveniently right off of I-40, Exit 20 (Maggie Valley, NC Exit) on Hwy 276 and have two tree shopping options, our tree lot and Christmas tree farm.

 

Planning a trip for Maggie Valley Christmas trees? WNC Landscaping grows and sells only the best Christmas trees to celebrate the holidays. Each Christmas tree has its own unique beauty and special characteristics. We are committed to providing the freshest, most premium organic Christmas trees available. Our Fraser Fir Christmas trees are of the highest quality and are grown in their native soil right here in the Waynesville Maggie Valley area of North Carolina on our tree farm. Each tree is carefully hand-inspected before being sold to ensure that it meets our high standards. 

Christmas Trees

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Why choose your Christmas tree from WNC Landscaping? You get freshest, highest quality Fraser Fir for the best price!  Not to mention our service is quick, convenient and hassle-free! We want this selection to be fun and easy as well as time-saving especially when the holidays are busy enough.  We will work with you to choose a freshly cut tree from our lot or let you meander through our Christmas tree farm for the “choose & cut” experience.

Check out our video of Choose ‘n Cut Christmas Trees

We offer “ball & burlap” trees that you can use in your home then plant in your yard for years to come.  Come to WNC Christmas Trees at WNC Landscaping. Bring your family and make a tradition out of getting your tree from us!

Like us on Facebook and find a special offer on your Christmas Tree purchase! facebook.com/WNC.Landscaping

Our lot and tree farm is conveniently located off I-40 on Exit 20 on Jonathan Creek Road as you travel towards Maggie Valley in Haywood County.  Just look for the big red barn right on the road with the beautiful lighted star. No one in the Waynesville, NC area will give you more courtesy, time and assistance! To help you choose which tree is best for you please call 828-926-3224 or 828-226-0747.  You can also contact us for further assistance.

Fraser Fir: America’s Most Popular Christmas Tree.

Where can I purchase a Waynesville Christmas tree?

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Address:
2436 Jonathan Creek Rd
Waynesville, NC 28785

 

WNC Landscaping, Inc. * 557 Hemphill Road, Waynesville, NC 28785 * 828.926.3224 * Fax: 828.926.2320 * www.wnclandscaping.com * http://wncchristmastrees.com * facebook.com/WNC.Landscaping * Google+WNCLandscaping

Brian Boyd, WNC’s Certified Irrigation Specialist

WNC Landscaping boasts one of only a select few individuals in the entire state of North Carolina for being CERTIFIED as an Irrigation Specialist. Brian Boyd, landscape designer, received his certification from the North Carolina Irrigation Contractors’ Licensing Board in 2011 and maintains educational credits and status as a certified irrigation contractor in our state.

The North Carolina Irrigation Contractors’ Licensing Board was established by legislation which became effective January 1, 2009. The board oversees the licensing of Irrigation Contractors in North Carolina. The purpose of licensure is to protect the public health, safety and welfare and to promote the efficient use of water. The new licensure law became effective on June 30 2009. The Board operates as an independent entity under the North Carolina Governor’s Office. For more information, visit: http://www.nciclb.org/

According to the licensure law, no person shall engage in the practice of irrigation construction or contracting, use the designation ‘irrigation contractor’, or advertise using any title or description that implies licensure as an irrigation contractor unless the person is licensed as an irrigation contractor. All irrigation construction or contracting performed by an individual, partnership, association, corporation, firm, or other group shall be under the direct supervision of an individual licensed by the Board.

Brian participated in rigorous courses, exams and practice with the North Carolina Irrigation Contractors’ Licensing Board to receive his certification. As one of the only certified irrigation contractors in all of western North Carolina, safety and security in irrigation work rests in his hands. If you are considering implementing, expanding, or repairing an irrigation system contact Brian at WNC Landscaping. We are conveniently located to all western North Carolina counties in Waynesville, NC. Call us at: 828.926.3224

WNC Landscaping, Inc. * 557 Hemphill Road, Waynesville, NC 28785 * 828.926.3224 * Fax: 828.926.2320 * www.wnclandscaping.com * facebook.com/WNC.Landscaping

Spring with WNC Landscaping

With Spring comes the excitement of warm weather comes the anticipation of outdoor fun and relaxation but also the dread of cleaning, repairing and restoring our outdoor spaces from the damage of winter.  After a particularly harsh winter for most of us, our grasses, plants, walls, borders, trees and specialty water or visual features likely suffered damage. For many, the tasks of debris removal, leaf raking and minimal pruning may even be a difficult task. WNC Landscaping is available and ready to serve your residential and commercial landscaping needs this Spring to get your property looking it’s best for the warm weather and to let you enjoy the precious time you have to spend in it.

Ways WNC Landscaping Can Help Your Spring Landscape:

1)   Removal of limb & dead organic debris, preparing bedding for flower planting including delivery of topsoil and/or mulch, taking care of the first lawn cut of the season, and trimming and pruning trees and shrubs and providing further weekly and bi-weekly lawn services for those interested.

2)  Upgrading or redesigning of the landscape for a fresh or updated look to your property and to enhance curb appeal and increase property value.

3)   Lawn re-seeding and/or sod installation as well as repair

4)   Patio installation and or patio/outdoor space repair work including stone repair for patio surfaces or just in the case of stepping stones that may have sunk, become broken or moved.

5)   Pruning of shrubs, bushes and small ornamental trees (under 12 feet), to promote new growth and remove broken limbs from winter; or to reshape for spring.

6)   Tree planting while there is time in the early spring to provide needed shade for areas of the home hit with sun to aid in energy conservation and reduce cost associated with cooling your home in the summer.

7)   Clean and de-winterize irrigation systems, waterfalls & ponds for use. Repair any lines or pump problems or issues damaged from winter freezing.

Don’t get overwhelmed by the work that awaits you outside. Don’t let that work keep you and your family and friends from enjoying the beauty and peace of outdoor living. Let WNC Landscaping get your outdoor spaces and landscape “ready, set, go!” for Spring!

Call WNC Landscaping in Waynesville, NC today!

WNC Landscaping, Inc. * 557 Hemphill Road, Waynesville, NC 28785 *             828.926.3224       * Fax: 828.926.2320 * www.wnclandscaping.com * facebook.com/WNC.Landscaping

WNC Landscaping & Christmas Trees Welcomes Students

On Thursday, July 9, 2015, WNC Landscaping had a wonderful and welcomed visit from the summer camp students at Clyde Elementary School in Clyde, NC.

The young people ranged in ages from five to twelve and were led by Brandy Hyatt Littrell, After School and Summer Camp Coordinator (and former student of Mr. Boyd) and several other adult leaders.  The students were pleasant, attentive and asked wonderful questions despite it being a hot July day.

Students learned about the Fraser fir trees grown by WNC Landscaping & Christmas trees and how these trees are an important part of agriculture and economy in Haywood County and in North Carolina. The students examined young tree seedlings up to mature trees ready for harvest in the late fall.  WNC Landscaping & Christmas trees had the students investigate the field and the trees and were encouraged to ask any questions that came to mind. A favorite question asked by one young lady was, “what colors do the trees grow?” One very bright young man inquired as to what kind of seeds are on the trees and how do we get the seeds to grow into trees.

The minds of these young men and women were amazing to watch and we encourage any of them to come back and visit as well as to look into agriculture and farming in North Carolina, especially in our home of Haywood County.

WNC Landscaping, Inc. * 557 Hemphill Road, Waynesville, NC 28785 * 828.926.3224 * Fax: 828.926.2320 * www.wnclandscaping.com * facebook.com/WNC.Landscaping * Google+WNCLandscaping