When you spot an outdoor space you love or look out your bay window and envision your perfect backyard retreat, what do you see?

Is it a grand pergola focal point with a climbing wonderfully scented vine growing up one side? A patio gathering spot that calls the family together? Maybe beds full of lush floral colors, textures, and scents. Emerald green grass begging for bare feet? A fire pit to bring warmth and light on cool fall evenings?

If you’re ready to turn your backyard dreams into reality, we’ve got you covered.

Our award-winning landscape design services in the Greater Chicago area can make this happen for you.

Take a look at your current landscape. A worn, tired lawn. A wavy, crumbling concrete patio. Flower beds that have seen better days and fewer weeds. Lack of consistency, direction, order, and ambiance. It’s a bit of an embarrassment.

Your neighbors might be quietly whispering behind your back, but we won’t judge.

We will work with you to establish a plan from the ground up, literally, looking at each necessary detail so you can enjoy your new outdoor lifestyle. Whether you like to relax and unwind, entertain, play, or birdwatch, there are ways to incorporate all of your wishes into your space in a cohesive, aesthetically pleasing and functional way.

patio and fire pit

The Residential Landscape Design Process

Envisioning how you can fit all of your desires, ideas, and goals into your space can feel overwhelming.

We understand that feeling. There are so many options. Where do you even start?

But the process should be fun and exciting, and we make it easy for you so you can focus on what matters most: enjoying your finished outdoor environment.

We look at all five of the important elements in the design equation:

  1. Functionality – An outdoor space that is practical and functions as you hope it would. It meets the most basic design requirements.

  2. Reliability – A landscape that is reliable in its designed purpose and is built with stable and consistent performance.

  3. Usability – A space that is useful for all of your needs; one that is easy to use.

  4. Proficiency – A space that becomes fundamentally better than it was previously.

  5. Creativity – A landscape that creatively moves you. All of your needs have been satisfied and you are able to interact with the design in innovative ways.
Family on patio

To ensure your needs are top-of-mind during the residential landscape design process, we start by asking you essential questions (some gained during our conversation, as well as an on-site review of your property).

This way we can keep the answers front and center during the entire process:

  1. What are your needs?
  2. How do you use the space?
  3. What are your priorities?
We listen to you. These factors incorporated thoughtfully into the process guarantees your yard doesn’t look like every other one in your neighborhood. It’s unique and serves your specific purpose.
We think of all of these details, so you don’t have to. You just have to get ready to spend time in your new landscape. You might as well stock up on steaks for grilling and marshmallows for roasting right now.
Outdoor kitchen

More than Landscape Design Services

From the initial consultation through the creative design process to the installation and cleanup, when we work with you, we want you to feel like you’re working with a friend. We want you to feel warmth and sincerity throughout the whole process. No stress. No hassle. We bring genuine engagement and a passion for the process. We love what we do, and it shows.

Let us show you what we can do. Ready to transform your landscape?

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"Everyone KD Landscape brought in to work on our property was someone I felt I could trust and we have already recommended KD Landscape to family, friends, and neighbors"

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