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The summer weather provides the perfect opportunity to take advantage of your outdoor space. Beautiful landscaping can benefit your pets as well. There are things you can do to help make your yard safer and more enjoyable for your pets this summer. Here are three tips to make your landscaping design pet-friendly.

Choose Pet-Friendly Landscaping Materials

When creating your landscaping design, it is crucial to choose pet-friendly materials. Some materials may be toxic to pets if ingested. Concrete, smooth stone and river rock can be excellent choices to keep your pet safe. You may want to be careful about choosing the right brand if you decide to install mulch or bark chips.

You may also want to pay attention to the heat retention in the landscaping materials you choose. Materials with poor heat retention can stick to your pet’s paws and burn their sensitive padding. A landscaping professional can guide you on the best products to use.

Install Water Hardscape Features

One great way to make your landscaping design more pet-friendly is to install water hardscape features. Fountains and ponds can provide a convenient place for your pet to grab a drink on a hot day. Make sure that the hardscape features you choose are easy to get in and out for your pet. Brick, concrete and flagstone walkways are ideal choices to protect your pets during the summer heat.

Create Secure Boundaries

Even the most obedient pet can be tempted to wander off into a dangerous situation. Proper fencing can help keep your pet secure. You may also want to consider sectioning off areas of your yard to keep your pet away from gardens or hazardous plants. Make sure to check these secure boundaries for your landscaping design on a regular basis for sturdiness, cracks and signs of digging.

High Quality Pet-Friendly Landscaping Design

Creating a pet-friendly landscape design can help your pet enjoy a fun and exciting space all summer long. Maxwell Landscaping provides high quality landscaping design services to fit your lifestyle. Expert specialists are available to serve you with impeccable service and exceptional customer service. Call to receive an estimate on how to make your landscaping more pet-friendly today.

Posted on behalf of Maxwell Landscaping, Inc.

5637 S NC 16 Hwy
Maiden, NC 28650

Phone: (704) 469-5766


Mon. - Fri. 8:00 AM – 4:00 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. 8:00 AM – 4:00 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.