About Us

Established in 1987, owners Rick King and Whitney Schwab started New Leaf Landscaping with the wish to provide professional, courteous, and complete landscape services to residences in the Triangle Area.

New Leaf currently operates two separate, but complementary, divisions. Although originally started as a design and installation firm, so many of our clients requested maintenance services upon completion of their landscape project that the maintenance division was created.

New Leaf Landscaping’s Design and Installation Division includes three highly qualified designers, including:

  • Rick King – Rick has been doing landscape design and installation from his teen years. His interest in gardening resulted in attaining a degree in Biology from Franklin and Marshall College where he also managed the greenhouse. Now, with more than thirty years designing with New Leaf Landscaping, he has developed knowledge of what looks beautiful, “works” in the landscape, and thrives for years to come.
  • MacKenzie Hare – After graduating from NC State with a degree in Horticulture & Landscape Design in May 2018, MacKenzie immediately began work with New Leaf. MacKenzie works closely with Rick to design landscapes that are both functional and beautiful in order to best address client needs and desires. He loves helping to build the perfect landscape that directly address the client’s wants and needs.

 

The Installation Team includes four crews headed by:

  • Whitney Schwab, Installation Manager – As one of the founders of the company Whitney has accumulated countless hours in all areas of landscape installation. His ability to handle the purchase and delivery of materials, organize the work schedule, and delegate to the very capable craftsmen that make up the New Leaf Landscaping crews combine to provide our clients timely completion of their landscape projects.

Our installation projects range in scale from a simple planter to an entire site’s landscaping, including plants, irrigation, pathways, walls, terraces, fences, water features, and lighting.   Please take a look at our photo gallery for a few samples.

The Maintenance Team includes five crews headed by:

  • Uriel Vega, Maintenance Manager, has experience in both the installation and maintenance sides of our industry. He started working for New Leaf in 2004, and he supported New Leaf in many capacities before moving up to become the maintenance manager. Uriel is dedicated to our Durham clients.