BEFORE & AFTER

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See the Transformations

Looking for inspiration? These before and after photos are just a sampling of creative spaces we’ve designed and installed for our clients.

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Before

Family-friendly backyard transformation.

A hilly backyard with drainage issues and unappealing views undergoes a dramatic transformation into a beautiful and functional outdoor living space.

  • Boulder retaining walls turn hills into a kid-friendly upper terrace.
  • A patio provides a serene place for adults to entertain and relax.
  • Larger plants screen unappealing views. Low maintenance, colorful plants provide interest and easy living all year long.
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After

More Baltimore Backyard Before & After

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Back Left Side, Before

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Left Side of Yard, After

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Side of Yard, Before

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Side of Yard, After

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Hill, Before

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Hill, After

Pool Terrace, Before

Pool Terrace, Before

Go With The Flow: A multi-level terrace encircles a pool.

Homeowners wanted an outdoor space with “flow” for entertaining around their pool. A combination of the right materials, creative design, and careful plantings transformed a pool deck into an inviting, multi-level entertaining space.

  • Re-grading the yard around the pool and existing pond allowed for the addition of a fire pit and expansion of the outdoor living area.
  • Paving patterns differentiate the areas, creating several unique open air “rooms” around the pool.
  • Plus, deer resistant plantings help maintain the cool shade around the terrace and pool.
Pool Terrace, After

Pool Terrace, After

More Pool Terrace Before & After

Pool Terrace Steps, Before

Pool Terrace Steps, Before

Pool Terrace Steps, After

Pool Terrace Steps, After

Pool View, Before

Pool View, Before

Pool View, After

Pool View, After

Ungraded Area, Before

Ungraded Area, Before

Graded Terrace and Stone Steps, After

Graded Terrace and Stone Steps, After

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Before

Fire & Water: a cigar lover’s oasis.

A cigar aficionado sought the perfect spot to enjoy cigars outside, and improve the view from the home’s dining room. Maxalea designed and built a real stone fireplace and pond into the hillside.

  • The stone fireplace does double duty as a natural focal point and retaining wall.
  • A pondless waterfall can run in any season, maximizing the view from inside the home all year round.
  • Integrated boulder seats offer plenty of room to share cigars with friends.
After

After

The Oasis After One Year of Growth

The Oasis After One Year of Growth

Patio Before

Patio Before

Party on the Patio

A homeowner with a love for outdoor grilling envisioned a space to grill and entertain year-round. Smart design and material choices made this state of the art patio blend with the rustic feel of the farmhouse.

  • An expansive patio offers built-in seating and an outdoor fireplace.
  • Outdoor kitchen with a roof and ceiling fan makes grilling convenient anytime of year, no matter the weather.
  • A large, existing tree blends seamlessly into the patio designed around it, while a new, mature oak tree in the rear yard created instant shade.
Patio After

Patio After

More Patio Before & After Photos

View From the Home, Before

View From the Home, Before

View From the Home, After

View From the Home, After

Side View, Before

Side View, Before

Side View, After

Side View, After

Side View of Kitchen and Fireplace, After

Side View of Kitchen and Fireplace, After

Installation of 25 Foot Tall Maple Tree

Installation of 25 Foot Tall Maple Tree

Planting Roots in the Community Since 1929

Maxalea is Baltimore’s premier landscaping and outdoor design company, serving Baltimore City and Baltimore County with a history of exceptional service and creative solutions. See what makes us special.

Our Recent Work

Get inspired! Visit our galleries and see why our clients are consistently delighted. From patios to outdoor kitchens, from flower gardens to complete outdoor makeovers, let your imagination grow.

People are talking about Maxalea…

I am so pleased with the landscaping renovations. All of the plants and shrubs in the front, back and side are beautiful and the entire look exceeds my expectations. The layout and the choice of greens add so much to the house. Already neighbors I never knew are stopping to admire everything. Once again, Maxalea has demonstrated quality workmanship.
B. Kansler
We all LOVE the winter plantings. We are so happy with this Maxalea situation. It has really increased our enjoyment of our home and your creativity and attention to detail is so appreciated.
William S.
I want to thank you for the marvelous landscaping job you did for me. Your plan was just what I had imagined and your engineering skills are terrific. It has been a pleasure to work with you and I am as happy 14 years later as I was the very first year.

R. Feikin

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