Kevin Manning

Kevin Manning

Kevin has deep roots in the Chicagoland area, growing up in Plainfield and now residing in Naperville. He holds a degree in Ornamental Horticulture from the University of Illinois and serves on the board for the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association (ILCA). Since KD's inception in 1998, Kevin has loved creating outdoor environments to match the lifestyles of thousands of customers. In his spare time, you can find him spending time on the water with his wife, daughter, son, and labradoodle.

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Meet Our New Landscape Designer: Kevin Barnes

Meet Our New Landscape Designer: Kevin Barnes

Your Greater Chicago area backyard is your refuge. You want a place that’s designed specifically for you and your needs. You want a place for you and your family to have dinners al fresco, play games on the patio, enjoy time reminiscing and making memories under the shade of trees and surrounded by greenery.

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5 Tips To Hiring a Landscape Designer Near Elmhurst, IL

5 Tips To Hiring a Landscape Designer Near Elmhurst, IL

Your backyard is a reflection of your style and personality, as well as that of your home.

As you stare at your new construction or outdated Elmhurst, IL home landscape, you could be wondering what kind of landscape design professional might best fit what you want. After all, if you love an English garden or more traditional look, you don’t want someone to push a modern or contemporary feel on your space. You want your designer to understand your viewpoint.

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2 Best Pergola Materials: How to Choose What’s Best For You

2 Best Pergola Materials: How to Choose What’s Best For You

Pergolas have been accents in Chicagoland landscapes for years. While they have modern touches today, they’ve actually been around since 1400 B.C. where a garden entrance pergola adorned an Egyptian high court offical’s property.

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6 Outdoor Living Space Design Mistakes to Avoid

6 Outdoor Living Space Design Mistakes to Avoid

Your indoor rooms are fairly easy to figure out.

Your kitchen is used for preparing food. Your dining room is used for eating dinner with your family. Your bathroom is for cleaning up and bathing. Your bedroom is your place for rest and sleep. How you decorate and furnish these rooms follows their natural identities.

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6 Reasons To Use Container Plants in Your Landscape Design

6 Reasons To Use Container Plants in Your Landscape Design

If you really want to enjoy nonstop creativity, color, and interest throughout the seasons, container gardens can make it happen.

Think about it. They can be changed up regularly. They are easy enough to move around for a fresh look. They add instant height, elegance, and intrigue to any spot.

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6 Questions To Ask a Landscape Lighting Designer in Elmhurst or Naperville, IL

6 Questions To Ask a Landscape Lighting Designer in Elmhurst or Naperville, IL

Your landscape is your refuge. It’s a place to escape to after long days where you can just take a deep breath and enjoy the scenery and sounds of birds chirping. You might even find yourself choosing to have your meal outdoors because you crave the freshly grilled flavor your outdoor kitchen produces, and you long to dine al fresco.

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