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Southern residents have an advantage over our northern cousins; we can enjoy our outside spaces for much of the year. If you thought it was too late for outdoor home improvements, think again! Fall is a great time in Lancaster to make sure you have an easy space to entertain and relax when we have those warmer days this fall, winter and spring, as well as next summer.

Great Fall Projects to Create an Awesome Patio

At Maxwell Landscaping, we’re full of ways to add to your current unused or drab summer patio space. Combine landscaping with hardscaping for a complete look. Here are a few tips for creating a perfectly beautiful, all-season entertainment space:

  • Install a PergolaEven homes without a “shady side” can add a cooler place out of the sun for summer relaxation. Better yet, a pergola with sheeting or canvas covering also adds some protection from rain, hail and even snow. Having a pergola provides more options for decorating with hanging plants and mobiles. Hang festive lighting from the pergola rafters for evening ambiance.
  • FirepitIntegrate a brick or stone firepit area just outside of the pergola into your patio ground surface. Make sure to leave room for chairs or benches.
  • Outer boundaries – Add walls or boundaries to the edge of your pergola or patio areas by hanging sheer curtains or planting bushes, trees or hedges outside of the pergola. Create privacy and add natural barriers to define your space. Low retaining walls could double as the housing for small herb or flower gardens as well as adding boundaries to your entertaining space. Some combination of all of these ideas presents many creative possibilities. 
  • Waterfalls and ponds – Add a calming water feature to your new private area. Shaded ponds under a pergola develop less algae than in sunny areas, making them lower maintenance. If they are deep enough, they can house fish, which survive easily through the winter months.

Maxwell Landscaping serves Lake Norman and the surrounding areas, providing a variety of creative services to turn the outside of your residence or business into a warm and welcoming place. Features such as firepits, fireplaces, brick and stone barbecues and other hardscape projects are easily combined with our professional landscaping designs, materials and execution. Have a project you want to finish in time for the next season? Give us a call or go online today!

Posted on behalf of Maxwell Landscaping, Inc.

5637 S NC 16 Hwy
Maiden, NC 28650

Phone: (704) 469-5766


Mon. - Fri. 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM

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Our Client Reviews

Maxwell Landscaping, Inc.

4.7 / 5.0

Based on 49 reviews


Maxwell did a great job installing our outdoor patio and firepit and finished ahead of schedule. When a few minor adjustments need to be made after the project was finished, Troy was very responsive, kept in touch, and had the adjustments made perfectly. Highly, highly recommend!

Christine Tobias

Was very pleased with the level of customer service. I had rock, fill dirt, and mulch delivered. When I arrived I was greeted quickly, they helped me make informed selections, and they delivered immediately. Cost of products was competitive. Will absolutely be coming back here for all of my landscaping/hardscaping needs.

Judy Breeding

Absolutely wonderful experience-Paul and Justin went extra mile to get my paver patio just right. They were pleasant and professional. Several neighbors commented on how neat and careful they were. Troy was especially helpful in every way. Highly recommend!!!

Drew Culbreth

Top Notch company....Reliable and Predictable work. I would put the skill and the results of this company against anyone. The outcome of projects always surpasses the expectation. Troy is great to work with and a stand up guy. Wouldn't want anyone else working in my yard.

Mike Stiene

Matt and Dave installed a beautiful hardscape Belgard wall in our front yard. We would highly recommend Troy and his crew to everyone. Thank you Maxwell Landscaping


Very happy with out outdoor fireplace. When you design a hardscape and its your first one a lot of trust goes to the contractor, especially with the larger area we decided to construct(20x20 w a 6ft fireplace, pavers and large natural stones). We felt very confident in Troy the owner of maxwell landscaping and he did everything to our requests. The job went as planned and his crew arrived when promised and since we had good weather the project was completed quicker than expected. Troy went beyond my expectations and the job estimate remained the same at the end. His crew did an excellent cleanup and I was impressed. To find a contractor in our area who is knowledgable, dependable, and honest is invaluable to me and I plan on using Troy again in the future. Dr Ed Scott and Dr Erin Scott

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Maxwell Landscaping, Inc.

5637 S NC 16 Hwy
Maiden, NC 28650

(704) 469-5766

Opening hours:

Mon. - Fri. 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM

Maxwell Landscaping services clients in the following areas: Concord, Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Lake Norman, Mooresville, Sherrills Ford, Terrell, Cabarrus County, Catawba County, Iredell County, Mecklenburg County, and the surrounding areas in North Carolina.