Backwoods Landscaping is owned and operated by Mark and Ditty Goodson. Backwoods is located in the New Hill community, of Wake County, just west of Apex, NC. Backwoods has been serving the Cary/Apex area since 1984 with an emphasis on Residential and Small Commercial landscaping projects
Mark and Ditty both graduated in 1980 with Bachelor of Science degrees in Landscape Horticulture and Ornamentals from North Carolina State University. They each worked with different local Landscape firms for the next 4 years, got married and started Backwoods Landscaping in 1984, and have been part of the Triangles' Green Industry ever since. Ditty is an excellent Designer with great insight when consulting with prospective customers about their landscape problems and needs. Mark has been a licensed NC Landscape Contractor with the North Carolina Landscape and Nursery Association since 1985 (license #726), and is an extremely experienced Bobcat (front end loader) machine operator.
Mark and Ditty have 2 daughters, one in College and the other a senior in High School. Their hard work and good parenting have produced two very smart and responsible young adults. They have 5 acres in New Hill, NC, where they live, enjoy gardening, and play with their pets ‘Tizzy’ the Australian Shepherd, and cats Kitty Boy and Kitty Girl. Ditty volunteers with Wake Med Cary, and has been a summer swim team coach for the Lila Jones Swim Club since 1994.
Backwoods has always thought of themselves as the ‘Homeowners Landscaper’ specializing in working with residential customers to craft visually pleasing as well as practical solutions unique to their needs. Whether it is planting, brick construction, lawn renovation, or landscaping maintenance, they have the knowledge gained through their education and experience to design, install, and maintain quality landscapes.
Both Mark and Ditty have unique skills such as; brick masonry, brick and concrete pavers installation, dry stack stone wall construction, carpentry, and the extensive knowledge of planting materials and their proper use and installation. They have extensive experience solving drainage problems of every kind, as many landscapes have drainage issues.
Backwoods Landscaping has worked with homeowners and small business owners (many repeat customers) with varying budgets and project sizes. Large or small, Backwoods can handle any size project to suit a homeowners needs. Mark and Ditty are unique in that they do 100% of the work themselves from; initial consultation, all installations, to the necessary year round maintenance landscapes need. They prefer to have a total hands-on approach through every aspect of every job. When you hire Backwoods Landscaping, you are hiring Mark and Ditty.