Bringing the City Home

K&D Landscape ManagementLimited space and an unsightly structure didn’t stop K&D Landscape Management from creating a relaxing, foliage-filled outdoor area.


The clients wanted the landscape at their 1940s Chicago ranch to be built around a grilling station for frequent cookouts, the social space to be colorful and for no trees to be added that would shade the patio.

One challenge the designer had when creating the outdoor room was hiding a large, blank wall at the back of the garage. They crew hid the unattractive wall by centering the grilling station in front of it, along with an embellished cedar pergola.

K&D Landscape ManagementFor entertainment well into the night, the crew also installed low-voltage landscape lighting that focused attention to the pergola and grilling station.

A custom cedar fence encloses the 400-square-foot paver patio, which provides various seating areas for the family and their guests.

K&D Landscape ManagementThroughout the landscape, there are more than 20 decorative containers, which are planted each spring and rotated in the fall.

“When the Sedum, Astilbe, hydrangeas and Clematis chime in, the landscape is a frenzy of urban color,” says John Algozzini, director of design for K&D Landscape Management.

Project: Residential, Chicago, Illinois
Landscaping: K&D Landscape Management, Plainfield and Rockdale, Illinois

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