YORKTOWN - Custom Gardens, a local landscape and maintenance firm, proudly announces Wayne George as their newly-certified Horticulturist. Wayne has worked with Custom Gardens for over year training under Alvin Norton (Custom Gardens' Garden Care Foreman for over 20 years). Wayne is a Gloucester native who graduated from Gloucester High School in 2009 and attended J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College in Richmond, VA.
After becoming immersed in various garden projects with Custom Gardens and learning more about cloning cuttings to create new plants, a deep love for horticulture began to take root in Wayne. As he worked alongside Alvin, Wayne was given more responsibility. He expressed more interest in furthering his education and Wayne began studying and preparing to become certified by the state of Virginia as a Horticulturist.
"Virginia Certified Horticulturists impact the region where they work and live in many ways," VNLA Executive Director Jeff Miller said. "Having someone with this breadth of expertise and know-how in their community allows residents and businesses to confidently seek advice and assistance as they improve Virginia's green landscape."
VCH designations require dedication and study. Candidates must pass a four-hour exam, covering everything from botany to the study of insects. If they pass, VCH awardees must renew their certification every three years and prove at least 30 hours of sanctioned horticulture focused training within that time frame.
Custom Gardens will offer Wayne's expertise to clients as an in-house Horticulturist who can trouble-shoot and be available to answer questions for Garden Care clients. Garden Care is a unique service that offers everything from selective pruning, dividing perennials, hand-weeding and much more.
As one of Hampton Roads' few providers of Garden Care and horticulture services, the Custom Gardens family is excited about Wayne's recent accomplishment in becoming VCH certified. Custom Gardens looks forward to having Wayne provide excellent service to existing and prospective clients. To reach out to Wayne, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message for Wayne at 757-833-8110.
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