Mark started his career in the landscaping business at the age of ten when he began mowing lawns for spending money. Through this small business venture, Mark developed a passion for horticulture.
Mark graduated college in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Horticulture from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He also received an Associates of Science Degree from Virginia Western Community College in 1984. He has been with Roanoke Landscapes since 2013. Before that, Mark worked at Greenbrier Nurseries for nine years and then subsequently managed Landscape Supply, the Turf and Gardening store for five years.
He is a member of the Virginia Turf and Grass Council. In September 1991, he was a recipient of an award for Excellence in Landscaping on behalf of Roanoke College. In 1992, he completed the Professional Grounds Management Society and received the Grand Award for his work at Roanoke College. This is the highest award given in the “School and University” category. In 2004 & 2006, he did seminars for the Virginia Society of Landscape Design. He also participated in Mid-Atlantic Tradeshows in 2002, 2005, 2009 & 2010.
Mark is a dedicated and driven professional with an unrivaled passion for and knowledge of best horticultural practices.
“Knowledge is a powerful tool and sharing my experience with customers has built strong relationships.”
“Mark, just wanted to let you know that we are extremely pleased with how the landscaping turned out. It looks wonderful. We were particularly surprised with how nice the old boxwoods look, the pruning you did is amazing! But the whole combination looks perfect. We couldn’t be happier.” – The Hyltons
“Mark, just wanted to thank you again for a great job out front-a vast improvement that should fill out nice over the next few years. You have a good vision that really turned out wonderfully!” – Mitchell Kok
“Hall and I want to thank you for the fantastic job done on our paver patio. The men were very professional and knowledgeable. They took great care of our yard, even though it was pretty soggy at times. We especially want to thank Mart Burton for all the time he spent with us and for answering all the questions we had. Working with him was a real pleasure! I would highly recommend your company to anyone! – Bonnie