WNC Landscaping Named Top Landscaper 2015 & 2016

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!

Again on January 30, 2017, The Mountaineer newspaper of Waynesville, NC published their annual Reader’s Choice Awards and topping the list once more at Best Landscaper was WNC Landscaping! I truly is an honor and a privilege to live, work and serve the finest people.

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 Christmas Trees

WNC Christmas Trees

 Quality is our Business!

Thank you for a great 2016 Season, We are now Closed; See you in 2017

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? View Larger Map Tree Lot Address (Open 10 AM – 7PM Weekdays) 2436 Jonathan Creek Rd Waynesville, NC 28785 Choose ‘n Cut Farm (Open Fri/Sat/Sun; 10 AM – 5:00 PM; Closed for 2016 Season) 624 Hemphill Road 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

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