Steve Bowhay started Yard Doctor Landscape in Juneau in 1984 after coming to Alaska since he was a child as a member of a commercial fishing family. He was a well established Alaskan fisherman, even taking some jobs in the always dangerous Bering Sea before arriving in Southeast waters and taking residence in Juneau. Originally located in a small downtown parking lot, Steve moved Glacier Gardens to its current location on James Blvd. in the Mendenhall Valley, where soon after he met Cindy Newman. The Yard Doctor had found his Plant Nurse! He and Cindy married in 1988 and their family ran nursery business continues to produce the highest quality plants grown locally in Juneau.