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Native Landscaping

Work with the nature- instead of against it- and everyone benefits.

The native landscaping movement has grown exponentially in the past several years, and for good reason. There are so many benefits to native landscaping, and K² Landscapes strives to incorporate these practices in every project. Native landscaping helps to provide a stormwater management, educational opportunities, erosion control, and wildlife habitats. By welcoming wildlife to your garden with the right plants, you will enjoy hours of entertainment as well as a well-pollinated landscape. K² Landscapes will assist you in selecting the perfect plants to attract the desired visitors, such as Hummingbirds, Goldfinches, and Monarch butterflies. The result is a symphony of colors, textures, and movement, as seen in the examples of our native landscaping projects below.

Talbott Residence

This homeowner had a backyard that had several issues they wanted to be resolved. The issues included lack of privacy, flooding, lack of visual interest and wanted a more usable space. The solution included reusing the existing decorative gravel in the backyard for a dry creek bed that includes a wood bridge to cross over to direct the stormwater.  A new brick pathway that connects the detached garage and patio area reused the existing bricks that were buried on site. A new wood fence provides the privacy and a new flatten gravel area with a structural grid underneath allows the homeowner to expand their patio space. The next phase will include native plantings.

Delong Residence

This homeowner had a front yard that they wanted to add curb appeal while introducing native plants. Phase 1 included taking the existing rock in the yard can creating a small rock swale to direct water from the downspout. New garden beds next to the street add not only add interest and color for the homeowners, but also for the community too. Native shade perennials add the extra layer of color in front of existing shrubs. A new ornamental evergreen helps anchor the corner of the house to provide year-round interest. Phase 2 will include a new stone wall and more native landscaping.

Brijin Residence

The homeowners were tired of their plain backyard and wanted something new. Phase 1 focuses the back patio area. A new stone wall helps redirect water from the patio while serving as seat. Native landscaping surrounds the patio providing color and interest throughout the year. Custom built raised planter beds allows the homeowner to grow herbs and vegetables. A stone stepping pathway helps access the raised planter beds.

Quinn Residence

A prime example of beauty and functionThe homeowners had a section of their yard eroding away due stormwater runoff. The homeowners had tried seeding and even placing new sod down, but nothing worked. The design solution was a three tier rain garden filled with native...

Liby Residence

Ornamental grasses create a new entranceThe homeowners had a yard that they were no longer happy. The yard contained a few dead plants and lacked color and curb appeal. The design includes native grasses and low maintenance plants that added interest to the front...

Roanoke Lookout Point

Stairway to stone walls The neighborhood wanted to provide a better user experience for its community when traveling up/down the stairs. The solution was a series of native stone retaining walls that would create small planting beds along the stairway. These newly...

Pam Residence

Creating curb appeal with colorful native plants The homeowner had a yard they were no longer happy with. They felt the front yard lacked color and interest while the backyard had become overgrown with vines and had stormwater issues. The design included native...

Raker Residence

A haven for the birds and butterfliesThe homeowners had a yard that they were no longer happy with. They felt that their landscape had become over grown, lacked color and contained plants that they didn’t like. The design was to add colorful plants that provided year...

Tory Residence

Lets connect driveway to front doorThe homeowners had a landscape that was overgrown, had a pathway that was crumbling and was lacking interest. They decided that they needed to give their front yard a new look that added color, interest. New retaining walls and a...

Post Residence

Prairie comes to Kansas CityThe homeowners had remodeled their house and wanted a landscape that would complement the remodel. The design was divided into two phases: phase 1 was the front yard and phase 2 was the backyard. The front yard design includes a limestone...
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Post Residence

Prairie comes to Kansas CityThe homeowners had remodeled their house and wanted a landscape that would complement the remodel. The design was divided into two phases: phase 1 was the front yard and phase 2 was the backyard. The front yard design includes a limestone...

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Chesen Residence

New plants lead to a fresh lookThe homeowner wanted to add some more curb appeal and color to a landscape that had become overgrown and lacked appeal. The design includes the use of native and naturalize plants that provide a low maintenance landscape while...

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