What if your lawncare provider knew you and your neighborhood?
Buckhead Landscape and Design (BLD) began with a simple gesture—one man agreeing to serve his neighbor. After Stuart Ward agreed to help his neighbor take care of her yard, he saw an opportunity he previously hadn’t seen—the need for a local landscaper who took a truly professional approach to providing a valued service. Soon after, Buckhead Landscape and Design (Buckhead Turfcare then) was born!
As an engineer by trade, Stuart had the ingenuity to create project plans and solve problems for clients, as well as the professionalism to serve high-caliber clientele. Along with the desire to be a good neighbor, these traits became the foundation for how BLD runs its business: personal, professional, prompt, and precise.
Now a premier service provider in Atlanta, BLD serves homeowners and associations across the North Atlanta area, serving up sophisticated, eye-popping outdoor designs, as well as landscape maintenance.
Stuart began his career in corporate sales working in the chemical and environmental industries. As an entrepreneur at heart, he saw the potential for a new landscaping company in the North Atlanta metro area. Although there were many companies serving the market at that time, none took a truly professional approach to the business. By leveraging his experience in business with his passion for landscaping design he founded Buckhead Turfcare, LLC (now Buckhead Landscape and Design) in 1996.
Stuart Ward is designated a Certified Landscape Professional (CLP) through PLANET and is a Certified Pesticide Applicator in the state of Georgia. His favorite plants are the Camellia and the Mexican Petunia, and his favorite part of living in Atlanta is all the activities the city has to offer, such as the great concerts and events he attends with his wife.
Operations & Account Manager
Jay is a customer-focused manager successful with managing maintenance and project teams in the landscaping industry for over 20 years. He’s known for his meticulous hand-pruning and full backyard transformations, creating the ultimate outdoor living space. In his free time, Jay moonlights as a group fitness instructor—basically, he knows how to keep everything in good shape. Having grown up in a small town, Jay’s favorite thing about living in Atlanta is getting to meet new people all the time. His favorite plants are the Japanese Maple and Camelias Susanquas.
With close to twenty years of experience in the landscape industry in both account management and project coordination, Don has in-depth knowledge of both landscape management and project design and installation. He loves to start from nothing and bring a yard to life with new sod and complimentary plants and trees. Don also loves taking on the challenge of creating an outdoor living space that no one thought possible, complete with barbecue grill and fire pit. He holds a certificate in plant identification and is a licensed turfcare applicator. As a lover of the outdoors, in his free time he enjoys taking motorcycle rides with his wife, and his favorite thing about Atlanta is watching the seasons change. His favorite plants are Limelight Hydrangeas and Azaleas.
Carla Pinegar joined the team in April 2021 and is very excited to be with BLD. Prior to joining us, Carla spent many years in the accounting and bookkeeping industry for companies such as Keebler and GEICO. She graduated from Georgia College and State University with a BA in Accounting. She’s also a native Georgian who recently moved to the Atlanta area. Her role at Buckhead Landscape and Design includes the management of accounting and financial activities.
Our maintenance and installation team members have over 80 years of landscape experience combined. They regularly receive industry-related professional development training and continuing education in order to apply current knowledge and techniques to lawncare, maintenance, and installation.