Consider us your go-to source for any element outdoors. We can create, design, install, and oversee any enhancement to your property both residential and commercial, as well as maintain your garden once installation is complete. With more than 12 years of experience in the industry on projects both big and small,  licensed NC Landscape Contractor, NC Irrigation Contractor, owner Blair Walton and his team can help you create form and function for a fun outdoor space. Our passion is Outdoor Living and Landscape Elements. Contact us Today! 

Meet the Team

Blair Walton


Blair Walton has been instilled with a lifelong passion for beautiful spaces. Together with this passion and more than 15 years of experience in the industry, Blair is the founder and lead designer of Element Outdoor Living. He believes that within every garden, an extraordinary outdoor space is waiting to be uncovered, defined, and built. Blair has the depth of experience and creative vision to turn even the most mundane of patios into a posh space for entertaining, and transform the barest of yards into an outdoor oasis. 

Alyssa Winfield

Landscape Designer

Alyssa has always enjoyed everything about the outdoors. From a young age she spent a lot of time gardening with her parents as a chore and as she grew older this developed into a hobby. After graduating from UNCW she found a job working for a local Landscape Design company as an Administrative Assistant. It is when she took this job that she realized just how passionate she was about landscape design. With Alyssa’s extensive experience and knowledge in the industry she is a go-to person at Element and has worn many hats over the years. Alyssa draws inspiration from every style of landscape and strives to create whimsical spaces that encourage clients to spend as much time outdoors as possible.

Jeff La Valley

Project Manager

Jeff cultivated his love of gardening while growing up in Connecticut, where he enjoyed the outdoors and frequently helped out in his family garden. Inspired by his interest in traveling, and eager to experience new things, Jeff found his way to Wilmington. At UNCW, Jeff studied international business and environmental studies. He even studied abroad in Chile, where he developed a taste for the Spanish language. Jeff is now looking to utilize his experiences to move forward and grow along with Element.

Josh Graham

Maintenance Manager

Josh began working in the industry doing enhancement work on high end residential and commercial properties. Once he discovered how much he really enjoyed the finished product he decided that his passion resided in landscape maintenance. After years of hard work and customer satisfaction, he grew into the account management and customer service side of the business. Josh finds joy in the daily change of pace with maintenance and enjoys getting to know each client individually. He believes everyone has a different vision for their property and being able to maintain each garden to its individual specifications is key.

Michelle Buck

Maintenance Office Manager

Growing up in upstate New York, Michelle developed a love for the outdoors at a young age helping with family landscaping projects.  Also established at a young age was a passion for working with people.  She’s been able to bring her years of restaurant management experience and apply it to the exciting world of landscaping through client communication, her organizational skills, and ability to handle a fast paced environment.

Nadia Murphy

Office Manager

Nadia, a native of Washington, DC, moved to Wilmington in 2011. Her career began in the hospitality industry and then transitioned into the technology sector. Through the years in DC, she held various positions in Operations and Management, handling elements of office management, financial administration, human resources, and just about anything else that needed to be done. Nadia has worked in both the government and private sectors, while also raising a family. As a beach lover, Wilmington seemed a good choice when it was time for a change and landing at Element has only enhanced her experience with the area, since she truly enjoys flowers and plants! On weekends, you will find her enjoying fine food, wine and camaraderie with her husband and friends.

Join Our Team

Irrigation knowledge is key to success. You will need to start up systems, replace heads, and adjust coverage on a regular basis. In this position you will be supported by our project managers for insight related to each project. You will directly interact with customers so it is important that applicants are friendly and value customer service. If you are a motivated self-starter with a passion for the landscape industry and desire to grow with a company, we want you! Please call (910)367-5480 to apply today. 

We are  always looking for the best crew members for both our landscape installation and maintenance crews. Applicants should have knowledge of local plants and turf, irrigation, pruning, planting, and mulching. If you are interested in joining our maitenance crews you must also have experience with maintenance equipment. Applicant will be expected to work in the field daily (40 hours per week) with a crew of 2-4 crew members. We are a growing company so we are seeking applicants who are willing to give a long term commitment and grow with us! If you feel you are the right candidate for any of these positions, please call us today at (910) 367-5480 and leave a message! 

We are are looking for Crew Leaders for both our installation and maintenance crews. Installation crews are responsible for small installation projects like small enhancements, mulchings, flower installations, etc. Maintenance crews are responsible for weekly maintenance, pruning, and mulching at all of our properties. Applicants must have previous experience in the landscape industry, working knowledge of local plants and turf, pruning and mulching.  Irrigation knowledge and experience is required.  Applicant must have valid driver's license. 

We are currently expanding and looking for a self-starting, proactive, and positive professional who is looking to grow with the business. Organization, creativity, client satisfaction focus, and attention to detail are critical to this position. If you believe you exceed these requirements with skill and experience please apply!  


Element Outdoor LIving prides itself on its professionalism as well as remaining on the cutting edge of the landscape industry. 

  • North Carolina Landscape Contractor
  • North Carolina Irrigation Contractor  
  • North Carolina Pesticide Applicator
  • Wilmington Tree Comission – Member