Celebrating WNC Landscaping’s 50-Year Legacy

In the lush landscapes of Western North Carolina, there’s a story that’s been flourishing for over five decades—a story of growth, dedication, and a deep-rooted passion for horticulture. WNC Landscaping, under the visionary leadership of Charles Boyd, stands as a testament to unwavering commitment and expertise in the field. Join us in celebrating this remarkable journey as we delve into Charles’s journey, the thriving indigenous plant nursery, and his extensive teaching experience in agriculture and horticulture.

A Lifetime of Dedication

Charles Boyd, the heart and soul of WNC Landscaping, has devoted his life to the world of plants and landscapes. With a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Agriculture and Landscape Design from North Carolina State University, his academic prowess is the backbone of the business. His journey began on the family farm, where he cultivated a love for indigenous plants that would become the cornerstone of WNC Landscaping.

Teaching Excellence

A Knowledge Sharer

Charles believes in sharing knowledge as a means to empower future generations. His teaching philosophy emphasizes the practical application of horticultural principles and instills a deep appreciation for the environment.

Empowering Future Generations

Beyond his business endeavors, Charles has a profound impact on the community through his teaching. With over 30 years of experience in agriculture and horticulture education, he has shaped the minds of aspiring horticulturists. His students benefit not only from textbooks but from the wealth of practical knowledge gained through years of hands-on experience.

How did WNC Landscaping begin?

WNC Landscaping’s journey commenced over 50 years ago when Charles Boyd transformed his family’s farm into a thriving nursery. His love for indigenous plants and horticulture paved the way for the business we celebrate today.

What distinguishes WNC Landscaping from others?

WNC Landscaping’s distinctiveness lies in its founder’s unparalleled expertise. Charles Boyd’s academic qualifications, coupled with over three decades of teaching agriculture and horticulture, ensure that the company offers innovative and sustainable landscaping solutions.

What is the mission of WNC Landscaping?

WNC Landscaping’s mission is to create sustainable and breathtaking landscapes that harmonize with the natural environment. Their commitment to indigenous plants and environmentally responsible practices sets them apart in the landscaping industry.

Can I contact WNC Landscaping for landscaping needs?

Absolutely! WNC Landscaping welcomes inquiries and collaborations. You can reach out to their team through their website or contact their customer service for expert assistance with your landscaping projects.

WNC Landscaping: Our Services Transform Your Outdoor Space

Landscaping can significantly transform the appearance of your outdoor space. It involves enhancing the aesthetics of your property by adding features such as gardens, pathways, and outdoor living spaces. At WNC Landscaping, we provide comprehensive landscaping services to help you create the outdoor space of your dreams. In this article, we will discuss our landscaping services in detail and how they can benefit your property.

Landscape Design:
Our first step in creating your dream outdoor space is designing a custom plan that aligns with your unique vision. Our team of experts will work with you to understand your preferences and create a design that meets your needs. Whether you are looking for a contemporary design or a traditional one, we will ensure that the design reflects your style.

Hardscaping involves the installation of non-living features such as patios, walkways, and retaining walls. These features add functionality and style to your outdoor space. At WNC Landscaping, we have a team of experts who specialize in hardscaping. We use high-quality materials to create durable and stylish features that will enhance the appearance of your property.

Softscaping involves the installation of living features such as plants, trees, and shrubs. These features add color, texture, and life to your outdoor space. Our team of experts will work with you to select the right plants that are suitable for your environment and your design preferences. We will also ensure that the plants are installed correctly and receive the right amount of water and nutrients to thrive.

Maintaining your outdoor space is crucial in ensuring that it looks great all year round. Our team of experts will provide regular maintenance services such as mowing, pruning, and fertilization to keep your outdoor space in pristine condition. We also offer seasonal cleanups to prepare your outdoor space for different weather conditions.

WNC Landscaping is committed to providing high-quality landscaping services that meet your unique needs. Whether you are looking for a complete outdoor transformation or just need regular maintenance services, we have got you covered. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and transform your outdoor space.

We hope that this article provides you with valuable insights into our landscaping services and how they can benefit your property. With our expertise, you can transform your outdoor space into a stunning and functional area that you can enjoy for years to come.

WNC Landscaping: Quality is Our Business!

Thank you for visiting WNC Landscaping! We are proud to have been providing quality, professional landscaping services for over 50 years in western North Carolina. Our family-owned and operated business prides itself on offering one-on-one service to provide custom designs and ensure customer satisfaction. We are based in Waynesville, NC, in Haywood County, but we 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 that adds value to your property and serves as the first impression to others. Our team of licensed landscape contractors, with B.S. and/or M.S. degrees from North Carolina State University in Landscape Design and Horticulture, have expert knowledge of indigenous and area-compatible plant species, soil quality, and preparation. With over 75 years of combined experience, our certified professionals ensure landscape integrity.

We take pride in our life’s work and are grateful to our customers who refer our services to others. Our services also include custom pond and waterfall installation, which is not only functionally dependable but also artistic in design and scope. We also offer water walls for patios, porches, or even interiors. We boast one of the only CERTIFIED Irrigation Specialists 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 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 affordable. Our tree sales begin from Thanksgiving until December 24th, and we are conveniently located between Waynesville and Maggie Valley, NC, on Jonathan Creek Road, right off of I-40, Exit 20.

We encourage potential clients to research landscaping options and always inquire into professional background, experience, education, and certification. We believe you’ll find that no other landscape service is as experienced and qualified as WNC Landscaping. Take your time visiting our website, and feel free to join us as a friend on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WNC.Landscaping. Contact us at your convenience, and we’ll be ready to not only meet your landscaping needs but also your landscaping visions. 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 *

Why Hiring a Licensed Landscaper is the Best Option for Your Landscape Needs

When it comes to landscaping, there are three main options: doing it yourself, hiring someone, or hiring a licensed professional. While DIY might seem like a cost-effective option, it’s not always the best choice. Landscape work requires knowledge and experience that most people don’t have, not to mention the time commitment. Additionally, there are rules and regulations that must be followed to ensure your landscape is safe and sustainable.

For example, the Bradford Pear tree was once a popular choice for landscapes due to its beautiful shape. However, over time, the tree’s limbs become susceptible to breakage in even mild winds, causing damage to your property or even injuring people. Additionally, the tree has a cross-pollination problem with other pear trees, which can interfere with fruit production and harm other plants in the area. This is just one example of the importance of choosing the right plants for your landscape.

Choosing a licensed landscaper ensures that you get the best possible outcome for your landscape. A licensed professional has the knowledge, experience, and training necessary to create a beautiful, sustainable landscape that meets your needs. At WNC Landscaping, we have over 50 years of experience in the industry, with over 75 years of combined experience in landscaping, two bachelor’s degrees in landscape design, NC licensed landscapers, and certifications in irrigation, pesticides, and installation.

Charles Boyd

Charles Boyd

Our owner, Charles Boyd, has a 20-acre nursery of indigenous plants grown on our farm, and holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Agriculture and Landscape Design from North Carolina State University. He also has over 30 years of experience teaching agriculture and horticulture, and serves as an elected member of the Haywood Soil & Water Conservation Board. Brian Boyd, Charles’ son, holds a degree in Horticulture from NC State, and is one of the only certified irrigation specialists in North Carolina. 

Choosing a licensed landscaper also means that you have added protection for your property. Our team understands the ins and outs of municipal water systems and on-site well-users, ensuring that we won’t accidentally damage any water lines or create other large problems. When you hire an unlicensed worker, you risk costly mistakes that could be avoided by choosing a licensed professional.

Finally, hiring a licensed landscaper is a good investment in your property. A professional-looking landscape adds value to your home, and the benefits of a sustainable, beautiful outdoor space are priceless. At WNC Landscaping, we pride ourselves on providing our clients with exceptional service and creating landscapes that exceed their expectations. When it comes to your landscaping needs, don’t settle for less than the best. Choose a licensed professional for the best possible outcome.

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 * 

WNC Landscaping Receives Gold Medal at Reader’s Choice Awards

The Mountaineer newspaper of Waynesville, NC published their annual Reader’s Choice Awards. The community members voted for their favorite local food, entertainment, people, and businesses that make Haywood County great. We are proud to announce that WNC Landscaping received the gold medal for first place in landscaping service for both years.

Mountaineer RCA 2015 WNC LandscapingOwner Charles Boyd said, “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 50 years ago and takes pride in his personal customer service experiences and his business mantra, “Quality is Our Business!” We want to thank the citizens of Haywood County and The Mountaineer and its readers for voting us #1 in landscaping service.

We are honored to receive this award for several years in a row and will continue to provide the best service possible to our customers. Thank you for choosing WNC Landscaping as your trusted landscaping service provider.

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 * 

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 *