Today’s homeowner is much more involved in the design process than ever before. At K&D Landscape we take the time to get to know you – your personal tastes, entertaining styles, outdoor interests and activities, in order to design outdoor spaces and features that reflect who you are.

 

New-Lenox-Bluestone

New Lenox Landscape

 

Lincoln Park Residence

Lincoln Park Landscape

 

Flossmoor Residence

Flossmoor Landscape

 

Bluestone Patio

Bluestone Patio

 

One realm of design is functionality. Our clients expect innovative design ideas for even the most challenging site issues that will not only provide long-lasting solutions, but do so WITH STYLE.

The best solutions may look effortless but often require more than a cursory understanding of engineering principles and systems, construction techniques, materials applications, weather, botany, chemistry, geology, etc., in order to provide successful solutions for:

– Landscaping on a slope or preventing erosion

– Controlling wind and sun exposure

– Preserving mature trees or other valuable attributes

– Planting in heavy shade or where drainage is poor

– Building living spaces and structures to withstand the elements

– Controlling and improving access, safety and privacy

– Adapting design concepts to meet building codes

The other realm of design is an appreciation of aesthetics – understanding architectural styles; color, texture, proportion; creating moods; and rewarding all five senses. Today’s residential landscapes are a testament to a new, more illuminated vision of site development that aims to provide a more enjoyable living experience far beyond an affinity for plants and gardening.

It is now routine that research precedes design. Influences from the architecture of a home are often reflected in hardscape design/layout while the softscape and site amenities may reflect a new era of influence.  Today’s designers are fortunate enough to have an influx of new plant varieties each spring, as well as innovations in water gardening, landscape lighting, pool/spa, and outdoor kitchen technologies to create these personally rewarding spaces.

K&D Landscape approaches design from both functionality and aesthetic aspects to provide our clients with home landscapes of lasting beauty and value. We invite you to review our design gallery showing our design capabilities.