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KMS Gardens and Design Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to the questions most frequently asked by our future and current clients. KMS provides creative garden solutions, value and sustainability. Every garden creation is one-of-a-kind, unique, and customized for each client.

What services do you offer?

We are a full service design and install landscape firm, specializing in urban and city residential landscapes. In addition to planting design, our services include space planning for gardens, rooftops and outdoor living areas, hardscape and carpentry installation, water features and lighting. In addition to creating a beautiful landscape environment on your property, we offer maintenance, seasonal planters and holiday décor services to insure your landscape investment remains beautiful in all seasons.

Our trees need pruning. Our yard floods. Our shrubs have died from too much shade. Help!

KMS specializes in the distinctive and specific needs of small urban gardens and landscapes. Our design services take into consideration the vagaries of your property and correct the problems you thought could not be solved. If we cannot do the work ourselves, we can refer you to someone who can and supervise the project along the way. Our goal is to create a beautiful and sustainable environment for you to enjoy, for the way you live.

How long will it take to install our new landscape?

Depending on the size and scope of the project, the design and install process usually takes 8-10 weeks from start to finish. We encourage clients to begin to develop their projects in the winter months, so the installation can proceed in spring as soon as weather allows.

Can you provide an estimate for our project?

We pride ourselves on our creative landscape installations, tailored to the unique aspects of your property. Our designs are not “cookie cutter”, thus we only give estimates once the design process has progressed to the point where we have a clear idea of what the scope of the project will be.

Does your company provide weekly lawn maintenance?

Although KMS installs sod, we do not provide weekly lawn services. We are happy to refer you to one of our qualified contractors to help you with this type of maintenance.

How long have you been in business? Can you provide references?

KMS Gardens and Design has been in business since 2003, providing services to our clients for 13 years in Chicago. Our business is based on our clients; 90% of our new business is referred through our customers. Of course we are happy to provide client references upon request!

Do you work in the suburbs of Chicago?

KMS Gardens and Design maintains its customer base in the city of Chicago. Our clientele is mostly on the north side, with a few downtown customers. We find that limiting our location is the best way to provide for our customers on a timely basis, while maintaining the high quality of service that has built our reputation. We are members of various landscape trade organizations and are happy to refer a qualified designer or landscape firm from one of these associations, in your area.