outdoor living area with fireplace and half pergola

design and installation

Hardscapes & Outdoor Living Spaces

We are a licensed and insured hardscape contractor specializing in the design and installation of new outdoor living spaces, including patios, walkways, driveways, outdoor kitchens and more! When we install our custom designs, we make sure to pick materials that match the exterior of your home or business.

Our hardscapes add curb appeal and extend the livable space of your home in Morehead City, Newport, Atlantic Beach, and the nearby areas like Emerald Isle, Cape Carteret, and Swansboro. We can also design hardscapes for properties in New Bern and Jacksonville.

the ROI on hardscapes

The pleasant improvement in the quality of life offered by a new driveway, patio, or gorgeous pergola is a big draw for homeowners, but they’re also a wise investment. The addition of professionally built hardscapes adds significant curb appeal to homes with a respectable return on investment (ROI).

The ROI varies depending upon the project, materials used, and local real estate trends, but some estimates note the return for hardscapes at 30% - 60%.

materials used for Driveways, Patios, and Walkways

A new patio extends your livable space by providing a sturdy, level space for quality furniture, grills, and other amenities. Our goal is to seamlessly blend your new hardscape project with the existing designs, colors, and textures of your home’s current architecture. The materials our paver installers use are long-lasting and attractive, with little to no maintenance.

Our driveways, walkways, and patios are built with:


Outdoor kitchens provide a new, highly functional space for families to prepare meals and enjoy the open air while entertaining friends and guests. We typically use pre-assembled cabinetry with the option of adding stone, such as granite, to the sides and countertops.

The options are practically endless, but can include:

We Install Fire Pits, Fireplaces, Seating Walls and more

We are a full-service hardscape contractor, with design and build experience in a wide variety of projects. Below you will find more information about additional outdoor living amenities we install.

Our staff is ready to help you plan out the outdoor living space of your dreams, including fire pits, outdoor kitchens, custom patios, and more!

Your driveway is your first impression

Driveway Installations

Your driveway is the first thing most people see when they arrive at your property – make it a good one! It’s an often-overlooked element of curb appeal that sets the tone for the style and flow of your landscape. We can help you design and install the perfect driveway for your property, combining form and function. We start by removing any existing debris and ensuring the slope is right for proper drainage. From there, we lay the materials of your choice, anything from concrete or brick pavers to flagstone. Our designers will help you choose the best material to match your existing landscape, leveraging all their experience to meet your goals. Our company proudly serves the Morehead City, NC area, including Newport and Atlantic Beach.

Driveway Installations process

The quality of a project often rests on its foundation, so our driveway installation process starts by ensuring that the foundation is solid. We will remove any existing debris or materials from the driveway area so that we can begin with a fresh slate. Proper drainage is essential for a driveway, so we check the slope and grade the land if it needs to be leveled to allow for good drainage. Once those boxes are ticked, we're ready to roll up our sleeves and lay the materials!

Because we're owned by a retired Marine, we understand the importance of following through on what we say and providing only the best quality results.

We offer a variety of materials

We all have different tastes and styles, so we make sure we have a wide variety of materials to choose from so you can find the perfect fit for your driveway. Our materials are high quality so that they last for years to come. Our material options include:

We offer matching materials for patios and walkways if you want to add cohesion throughout your property!

Our designers will make sure all your goals are met
If it seems like there are too many decisions to make, don't feel overwhelmed! Our designers will be there to support you along the journey, guiding you with their keen eye for design to ensure your vision is realized. They'll listen to your wants and needs and help choose the material that works best, taking into consideration other driveway-specific design elements you may not be aware of. We always want to make sure that you are completely satisfied with our work, so we have layers of quality assurance to make certain we're producing the best results possible and meeting all your goals.
concrete pavers pathway
outdoor fireplace at night lit up by outdoor lighting

Light up the night with Landscape Lighting

Outdoor Lighting Installation

Outdoor lighting is an often overlooked yet essential part of bringing a landscape to life by adding dimension to your property. We can install outdoor lighting from scratch, customizing it to fit your property perfectly. Our team has the experience needed to help you choose the perfect lighting techniques from our long history of serving clients in and around Morehead City, Newport, and Atlantic Beach, NC. After installation, we are more than happy to maintain your lights and repair them if you run into any issues. We can also do halogen to LED conversions so that if you already have a halogen outdoor lighting system, you can easily transfer to LED for higher energy efficiency.

We install outdoor lighting from scratch

If you don’t have any existing outdoor lighting on your property, we’re your team! We can install an outdoor lighting system for you from scratch, designing it to fit your property perfectly. There are many different techniques we can utilize to give different effects on your landscape, such as:

Our designers are experts in landscape lighting and will help you choose the perfect techniques to highlight your landscape’s best features and meet your goals. You’ll be stunned when you see what a huge effect custom outdoor lighting makes on the nighttime curb appeal of your property!

maintenance and reparation

Once your outdoor lights are installed, you'll be ready to fully enjoy them and soak in the ambiance they create. However, we understand that life happens; in the years to come, there may be factors that affect your lighting and cause issues. We'll be there to support you if that happens! We're only a phone call away and can help maintain and repair your lights if anything goes awry.

Our account manager will perform audits and 30-point inspections on random properties to ensure our crews are meeting the Wood Lawn & Landscaping standard of excellence.

We upgrade outdoor halogen lighting to LED lighting systems

If you have an existing outdoor halogen lighting system, you may think LED lighting systems are out of the question without totally rebuilding your outdoor lighting from scratch. That's not the case! Our team can perform a halogen to LED lighting conversion to convert you over! LEDs are more energy efficient than halogen bulbs and also typically last longer, so this upgrade will not only reduce your energy consumption but also save you money with bulb replacement over time.

The Department of Energy reports that LED lights can reduce energy consumption by more than 75% and last up to 25 times longer than other incandescent forms of lighting.

we transform houses into warm homes

Fireplace installation

In our area of coastal North Carolina, we usually enjoy a fairly temperate climate, but we still do get some chilly evenings during the fall and winter. Extend your enjoyment of those cooler evenings by adding a beautiful fire feature such as a fire pit or fireplace that will provide a focal point in your landscape and a lovely area for friends and family to gather around.

At Wood Lawn & Landscaping, we design and install fire pits and fireplaces for properties in North Carolina areas such as Newport, Morehead City, Atlantic Beach, and the surrounding communities.

Materials We Use for Fire Feature Construction

To properly construct a fire feature, it requires durable materials that will last a long time and that are obviously fire-resistant. We can use materials like:

Both fire pits and fireplaces can be built to look as though they have always been a part of your property. We will choose materials that match the outside of your building. These materials can come in a variety of colors, such as grey, cream, beige, red, brown, and black.

Let us know if you prefer a gas-burning or wood-burning fire feature, as our contractors are able to design and install both types.

Popular Shapes & Sizes for Fire Pits & Fireplaces
While we can create a truly customized fireplace or fire pit at your property in Newport, NC, there are usually popular choices of shapes and sizes for both of these fire features. For fire pits, we typically build these in either circular, square, or rectangular shapes. Smaller properties should consider a fire pit that is about three feet in diameter, while larger properties may enjoy a six-foot fire pit. Custom fireplaces can be made in any size or shape.
Gas-Burning vs Wood-Burning Fire Features
Both gas-burning and wood-burning fire features have advantages, so it really depends on the type of fire you would like to have. With a wood-burning fire pit, you will get that authentic look and feel of fire with smoke, while gas-burning fires are cleaner and provide more of a clean atmosphere. An advantage of smoke is that it often will repel pests such as mosquitoes that are driven away by the smell of smoke.
outdoor stone fireplace on pavers
custom walkway with palm trees in background

Crafting pathways to your outdoor paradise

Custom Patio & Walkway Installation

Our hardscape contractors design and build custom patios and walkways for your home or business using durable, long-lasting materials like flagstone and concrete pavers.

We install patios and walkways for commercial and residential properties throughout Morehead City, Newport, Atlantic Beach, and other areas within Carteret and Onslow.

We use a wide array of pavers, flagstone, & natural stone

Whenever we plan out a new patio or walkway installation, we make sure to carefully select only the best materials for each project. The materials we choose will seamlessly integrate with the exterior of your property to make it appear as though the patio or walkway has always been there. You can choose from these materials for your new patio and walkway:

We can also build a decorative driveway at your property using the same materials that we use for patio and walkway construction.

Benefits of Our Custom Patios and Walkways

There are many benefits to installing a custom patio or walkways in Newport. NC. Both provide a strong return on investment as they can help increase your property value. Other benefits include:

Building landscapes to last

Retaining Walls

Many landscape features are firmly in the category of either aesthetics or purpose, but a retaining wall can marry form and function for your property. We design and install retaining walls for residential, commercial, and HOA properties in Morehead City, Newport, Atlantic Beach, and nearby cities in North Carolina. Each person’s style is different, so we offer a variety of materials from concrete pavers to flagstone. The build material helps retaining walls bring an element of beauty into the landscape, but their function is to improve drainage, prevent erosion, create flattened space that is more useful to you, and more. There will be a lot of decisions to make, but to make the process as easy as possible, we have designers to support and guide you every step of the way!

We use only state-of-the-art materials for retaining wall installations

The most important visual aspect of your retaining wall will be the build material. We know everyone’s style is different, so we offer a wide variety of material options, including:

Your build material will help retaining walls bring an element of beauty into the landscape, especially if the materials match with other features like patios or driveways. The materials we use to install are all high quality and durable to ensure they’re long-lasting and will look beautiful for years to come!

Benefits of Retaining walls

Whereas the build material can be beautiful, the function of a retaining wall is all about strength and durability so it can serve many purposes. Some of the main solutions that we offer with our retaining walls include:

Your retaining wall could serve one or all of these purposes, depending on your needs!

Our designers will be there to support and guide you

Once we know how you want your wall to work for you, our designers will figure out how to make it happen. There will be lots of decisions to make, but our designers are seasoned experts in outdoor hardscaping and can support and guide you every step of the way. They can identify problem areas in a design and problem-solve to ensure your wall serves the purposes you need while still looking stunning alongside your landscape!

landscaped area with retaining wall
landscaped area with planted tree

Transform your surroundings with nature's touch

Landscapes & Plantings

Our team creates 2D CAD designs using ProLandscape software to make your vision to reality. As landscaping contractors we provide custom-designed arrangements and planting services that are tailored for your specific wishes and needs, including irrigation system design and installation and full maintenance contracts. We’re so invested in our work, we provide one-year and two-year warranties to back up what we do.

Our design experts service properties in Morehead City, Newport, Atlantic Beach, and the nearby areas.

We Design & Install New Landscaping

Our team can create all new beds on your property for the installation of various native plants, bushes, and trees. Our custom created designs are reviewed by customers before installation to ensure they meet your vision.

The common plants, bushes, and flowers we plant include:

We offer a full range of perennials and also plant trees such as Crepe Myrtles and palms like Pindo, Sabal, and Sago.

Bed Renovations

When beds have lost their vitality and plants are in need of attention, we have a workable solution. Existing plants are removed and beds are renovated. Once old plants are removed, beds are leveled, reshaped, and ground covers are installed. The process includes preparing the soil for healthy new growth by breaking up the root ball and putting down peat moss and holly tone.

Our bed renovations often include new drip irrigation installs. Each plant will get its own source of water using micro-irrigation, which provides ¼” to each plant.

It’s important to install drip irrigation systems with our sandy North Carolina soil to prevent plants from losing moisture.

Landscape & Irrigation Installations Include Warranty & Optional Maintenance Contract

With the installation of our custom irrigation systems, we offer a warranty of one year to cover plant materials. If a plant fails within that time period, we will replant it at no cost. You can also opt for our 2-year maintenance contract, which gives you an additional two years of protection on your landscaping investments. To help in the process, we often use native plants that are accustomed to thriving in our regional climate.

We Do Small Tree Trimming, Removal, & Stump Grinding for Landscape Design & Build Projects
We also offer some additional options for customers who bring us in for a design and build landscaping project. We have the equipment to trim small trees, remove them, and perform stump grinding where needed. Neglected small trees can shed branches unexpectedly causing property damage, personal injury, and attracting pests. It’s important to have one of our crew members look at your trees to ensure safety and to keep them looking their best. Our team also performs grading, leveling, and small brush area clearing where needed. Feel free to contact our office with any questions you may have about this service.

Elevate your outdoor living area

Outdoor Kitchens

The best thing about having an outdoor kitchen is being able to enjoy your beautiful outdoor space while enjoying savory home-cooked meals. At Wood Lawn & Landscaping, our professionals can install an outdoor kitchen on your property that is nothing short of stellar. We use pre-assembled cabinets for our outdoor kitchens, and you can add stones such as granite to the sides and countertops to enhance their aesthetics.

Our outdoor kitchens can be equipped with your choice of amenities including grills, pizza ovens, bar areas, refrigerators, and more! We can also install outdoor lights on your property so that you can use your kitchen any time, even after the sun has set! We offer our outdoor kitchen installation service to property owners in Morehead City, Newport, Atlantic Beach, NC and nearby communities.

We build outdoor kitchens using pre-assembled cabinets
At Wood Lawn & Landscaping, we use pre-assembled cabinets to build outdoor kitchens. That's because not only are these pre-assembled cabinets beautiful, but they are also easy to install. This means that the installation process is easy, and you won't have to wait very long for your new kitchen to be completely installed. However, just because we use pre-assembled kits, doesn't mean that these are a one-size-fits-all option. You can still customize these kits in a variety of ways to create an outdoor kitchen that you'll absolutely love.
Amenities You Can Add to Your Outdoor Kitchen

When it comes to your outdoor kitchen, you’ll want it to be equipped with amenities that make using your new kitchen more convenient. At Wood Lawn & Landscaping, our outdoor kitchens can be equipped with a variety of amenities, so you can choose options that are just right for you. Some of the amenities that we can add to your outdoor kitchen include:

Use your outdoor kitchen any time by having outdoor lights installed
We can install outdoor lighting around your outdoor kitchen so you can use your kitchen at any time, not just when the sun is out. We use high-quality LED lights that are durable, long-lasting, and energy efficient. Our team of lighting professionals will be able to work with you to create a lighting design that will bring your property to life at night and give you the light needed so that you can use your outdoor kitchen at any time. We can also install a seating wall around your outdoor kitchen to give your guests more seating options.
We can add stone to the sides and countertops of your outdoor kitchen
When you plan to add an outdoor kitchen to your property, you'll want it to be built from durable materials that can withstand the elements that it will be subjected to. At Wood Lawn & Landscaping, we give you the option of adding stone, such as granite, to the sides and countertops of your new kitchen. This will allow you to have a beautiful outdoor kitchen that will be able to withstand the weather conditions we face here in North Carolina.
outdoor grille in use
concrete block seating wall

more room made with elegance

Seating Walls

Seating walls are the perfect blend of beauty and functionality. Our seating walls are custom designed from durable materials such as stone pavers and concrete blocks. As the name implies, these walls provide extra seating, making them perfect to place around hardscape features like patios and fire pits. We also offer a cleaning and sealing service to keep your seating wall protected from the elements and looking like new for years to come. We offer our seating wall installation service in Morehead City, Newport, Atlantic Beach, and throughout the surrounding areas in North Carolina. Give us a call at (252) 727-5301 to schedule a consultation to begin the process of creating your dream seating wall for your residential or commercial property.

We construct our seating walls out of durable materials
At Wood Lawn & Landscaping, we want to make sure that when you invest in a seating wall, you'll be able to enjoy it for years to come. That's why we only use extremely durable materials when constructing our seating walls. We use pavers and concrete blocks to build our seating walls because these materials are strong and will last. What's more, these materials can be customized in a variety of designs and colors, so you'll be able to create a seating wall that meets your aesthetic preferences and blends in perfectly with your existing landscape.
We install seating walls wherever additional seating is desired

The decision of where we place your seating wall is determined by your particular needs. If you have features around your property that people like to gather around, such as a patio or fire pit, we can place a seating wall around it to provide extra seating. If you would like to have it installed around another area on your property, we can do that too! We can install it anywhere you would like to meet your specific needs and goals.

We can create a 2D or 3D design rendering so you can see how your seating wall will look on your property before the installation ever begins!

Protect your seating wall with our hardscape cleaning & sealing service
One of the best ways to keep your seating wall looking its best is to regularly have it protected using our hardscape cleaning and sealing service. During this service, we'll clean any grime or dirt buildup from the pavers or concrete blocks of your seating wall so they look as good as new. Then, once they are cleaned, we can seal them to provide long-lasting protection from the elements.

We will restore the natural beauty of your hardscapes

Cleaning & Sealing

Many areas such as fire pits, fireplaces, walkways, and other outdoor living spaces are manufactured from durable materials. Even so, they still will get dirty over time and need to be cleaned and sealed to restore their appearance and protect them from the elements. That’s where our cleaning and sealing service comes in! After a thorough cleaning gets them looking their best, we’ll then seal the surfaces of your hardscapes to protect them from weathering and the elements. Our cleaning and sealing service is a great way to restore the natural beauty of a variety of materials. And while we’re cleaning, we’ll also watch for any areas that may need repair. We can also repair any damaged areas if you would like. We offer our services to property owners in Morehead City, Newport, and Atlantic Beach, as well as other nearby areas in North Carolina. Give us a call at (252) 727-5301 to schedule our cleaning and sealing service to protect the hardscapes throughout your outdoor living areas and keep them looking great for years to come.

Our cleaning and sealing process
To begin our cleaning and sealing process, our team will come to your property and remove any necessary items such as limbs, leaves, or any debris that may have accumulated in the area to be treated. We also remove any movable furniture so we can get to all areas for cleaning. We'll use our high-pressure washer to deep-clean the surfaces of your hardscapes of any dirt, grime, or mold that may have accumulated over time. Once the surfaces of your hardscapes are cleaned, we will then apply our sealer which will protect them from the elements.
We can clean and seal a variety of materials
Even the most hearty materials need a good cleaning and sealing to protect them from the elements and keep them looking their best. Hardscapes are commonly constructed out of materials such as concrete, natural stone, and brick. All of these materials will benefit from our cleaning and sealing service. Our cleaning process is a great way to restore all the natural colors of each surface. Once they are cleaned, we'll apply our sealer to lock in their natural beauty and protect them from damage due to the natural elements and wear and tear. We recommend cleaning and sealing the hardscapes in your outdoor living areas every 3-5 years to keep them properly protected.
We can repair any damage we find during our cleaning and sealing service
As we perform our cleaning and sealing service, we'll keep an eye out for any damaged areas due to rot, cracking, or weathering. Our experience in creating hardscapes and outdoor living areas has given us the ability to identify damaged areas and the know-how to repair them properly. We will let you know about any damage we find, and if you would like, we can make the necessary repairs for you.
clean and sealed walkway