Exceeding Expectations

Whether we are working with a commercial business, a planned residential community or an individual homeowner, Exceed Landscape Solutions is in the business of creating images. That means we believe any green space can be beautiful and reflective of your personal style. When it is building a patio, undertaking a complete landscape makeover, or simply providing lawn maintenance and upkeep, our job isn’t finished until you’re impressed with your outdoor living space.

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Exceed Landscape Solutions, Inc., founded in 1998 by Holcombe Smith, brings a new level of professionalism and consistency to the green industry in South Carolina. Our staff is knowledgeable in everything from sprinkler repair and driveway repair to outdoor lighting, irrigation, and landscape management. Over the past two decades, we’ve grown to over 40 motivated employees equipped with a fleet of trucks, ample resources, and the knowledge and skills to make your property special. No matter whether we’re working with builders and homeowners’ associations on multi-family properties and patio homes, or individual property owners and businesses on their homes and buildings, we give each customer unmatched commitment and quality on every budget.

Trade Associations:

Building Industry Association of Central South Carolina (BIA) | South Carolina Landscape and Turfgrass Association (SCLTA) | Greater Columbia Landscape Association (GCLA) |
Homebuilders Association of Greater Columbia (HBAGC) | Apartment Association of Greater Columbia (AAGC) | Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce | Association of General Contractors (AGC)


Landscape Design

We know each of our customers – whether a family or a homeowners’ association – is unique, as is each green space. That is why we utilize in-house staff as well as outside designers to ensure we choose vegetation, concrete, fencing and other materials that are not only right for your landscape and climate, but also suit your individual tastes. From fire pits to water features, we can make all your landscape design dreams come true.

Landscape Construction

Our services expand far beyond the realm of vegetation to include everything from outdoor kitchens to French drains. We employ a diverse set of workers including a stonemason, brick mason, and paver to ensure that our work beyond the greenery remains top-notch. On each job, we also employ a construction manager and on-site supervisor — from start to finish — so you can be assured your landscape makeover is on budget, on design, and on schedule. That attention to detail is why you will see us working at some of our area’s most beautiful homes, multi-family properties and businesses.

Landscape Maintenance

Landscaping is an investment that improves property value, whether commercial or residential. Our goal is to do just that while enhancing your property’s curb appeal year-round — carefully, efficiently and with minimal disturbance.

Our Maintenance Division consists of a maintenance manager and on-site supervisors for each job. Operating designated landscape trucks and equipment, this division provides customized landscape care along with all scheduled fertilizer, herbicide, and pesticide applications.

Landscape Architecture

Ideally your whole site design – the buildings, parking areas, walkways and outdoor spaces – blend together and complement each other. Parks, corporate campuses, healthcare facilities. That’s just a few of the kinds of projects we bring our landscape architecture expertise to. And remember, it is not just about beauty: using trees, shrubs, and other plants – or even creating a green roof with living plants – can help reduce energy costs.

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    “Adam stopped by today to introduce himself and walk the property.  He is setting up the irrigation guy to come and inventory our system.  I am super excited to have access to such user-friendly people.  Adam showed true concern and desire to get our property back to the way it should be.  I’m pumped!  Thanks again.” – Jonathan C., Director of Facility Maintenance

    “I had the opportunity to visit Legacy last week.  The property landscape looks absolutely beautiful.   I really love the flower designs as well.  They are probably the prettiest that I have ever seen.  Great job and thank you very much!!” – Wanda Siniard, Executive Vice President, Wilkinson Real Estate Advisors,  Atlanta, GA  

    “We have used Exceed Landscape Solutions, Inc. for the past three years. As their name implies, they are a “solution” driven company. I am pleased with the quality of their work and the professional services they provide. I would recommend Exceed Landscape Solutions, Inc. to be your partner in solving your landscape needs.” – Ed Beard, STS, Inc., Columbia, SC 

    “I am a four-time repeat customer, so I would recommend Exceed Landscape unconditionally. Over the last two years, they have seeded my lawn, upgraded my beds, installed sprinklers, and put in a special irrigation system. On each occasion, Exceed has been extremely courteous, professional, prompt and not once have they exceeded their quoted price. Exceed, indeed!” – Charlene Riley, Lexington, SC

    “Since we have been in Columbia, Exceed Landscape Solutions, Inc. has maintained our property in a very professional manner. We appreciate the excellent care given to our home.” – Margaret & George Bullwinkel

    “We have been using Exceed for our home landscaping needs for the past three years. It is such a treat to have this part of home ownership taken care of – Exceed makes our life easier.  Always punctual, always attentive to detail, Exceed goes above and beyond! We are frequently complimented on our well-maintained yard and proud to recommend Exceed Landscape Solutions!” – Elizabeth D.

    “Thank you for your advice and expertise with our fence and landscaping! We didn’t realize how much we were going to enjoy our “new look” and privacy. This past weekend we had company over and I was pleased to hear their compliments. We especially love the design of the brick fence and gates. Thank you for your attention to details and for your assurance that we would get what we wanted. We trusted you and felt comfortable that you would follow through. Our project was done in a timely manner, too. If we have other landscaping adventures in the future, we will be contacting you.” – Cindy Lavender

    “My husband and I are more than happy with the services provided by exceed. They were very professional and easy to work with. We had a wonderful experience and are really enjoying our beautiful new patio!” – Marjorie Stuart

    “I am a property manager and have been using Exceed for years on my properties. Stephen and Cathy are always great and will go above and beyond to make my properties beautiful and will pull all the stops out! Great service, great people!” – Heather L.