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Big Trees possible to be planted in Kansas City


Big Trees



The two trees on the left were planted 5 years ago as part of a project I worked on with a  customer.    These trees were planted by Instant Shade using a large tree spade.  If you want a large tree – this is a great option!


Landscape in Kansas City gets Wedding Make Over

One of the landscaping projects I am most excited about this year is the remaking of a new clients complete backyard in Brookside.  These clients called me in April, looking to have the work done by their wedding in May.  In order to get things done in time I knew we would have to work fast to be able to schedule, plan and get everything ready.  Right now, we are on track.

The Landscaping Plan

The plan was fairly simple and drawn out on the spot since we were going to have to move fast.  Essentially, we will be removing all the existing shrubs in the back since they were not part of a cohesive plan.  New beds would be created around the perimeter of the property and then new sod would be installed.


The Plants

Here are the plants that we will be using in this landscaping project.



The Dirt

Dirt is quite a misnomer.  I don’t use dirt for many of my Kansas City Landscaping Projects.  This is 8 yards of pure compost.  Generated organically from a local yard waste recycling center.  It is the single most important thing to the the landscapes I plant not just surviving, but thriving.  This dirt will be spread out and tilled into all bed and new lawn areas.

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The Removal

A lot of plants had to be removed before anything else could be accomplished.

Once all the shrubs were removed.  This is what it looked like as it filled my trailer! P5090347 There is a lot of plant material in that trailer !

Moving the Dirt

Here are progress shots as the

compost is trucked around to the back.  Because of the layout of this yard, the dirt could only be moved by wheelbarrow.  10,000 – 12,000 pounds of compost was used for this project.


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That was the stage 1 of the project.  Next, will be the more exciting part of preparing the beds and installing the plants.

Stay tuned :)


It is COLD!


Kansas City Landscaping is feeling the cold this winter as we experience a true Zone 5 Winter!

It will be interesting to see how some of the newly release plants in KC fare in this typical winter.  We haven’t had one in a  while.

Overland Park Landscaping


Simple but Elegant Rain Garden Project in Kansas City

Kansas City Rain Garden

Rain Gardens can be a great way to solve landscaping problems in Kansas City.  landscapers can use them to effectively deal with drainage issues that have been plaguing homeowners for years and are often  better solution than simply sending the water further down the hill to the neighbors yard.

Here is a concept rendering for a rain garden I will be installing soon in a customer’s landscape.  I will chronicle this build and update the blog with its progress including before and after shots.

If you have any questions about rain gardens please be sure to leave a comment and I would be happy to share what I know,.