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KEENKUT LANDSCAPING

How a Landscaper Integrates Nature into Landscaping Projects

Certified woman-owned landscape construction company owner, Lonnie Keene, began incorporating the elements of nature into their projects when their love for maintaining parks and natural recreational resources with open spaces became a part of their beliefs. For KeenKut, the process flowed organically. Since KeenKut opened in 2001, there was always a drive to create beautiful spaces that could be enjoyed by everyone. As we went through the process, we began to correlate our service maintenance and ideas with our love of these elements—earth, water, air, fire, and space.

As a result, these elements serve as the five pillars of creativity that we employ in all of our work. With these principles in mind, KeenKut is able to maintain and/or create projects in wide spaces.

Large open spaces put us in a state of awareness which is calming to the soul. Employees have expressed that their job satisfaction is higher working here because of their sense of freedom when their time is spent in these open spaces.

The awareness of self near the waters at this dam site glistens as the sunlight illuminates on the water and accentuates the vastness of the earth. Everywhere you look there is open space with light. Becoming one with nature gives us an immediate feeling of peace when we let ourselves become absorbed with the natural world. It’s the place where we can reflect on the meaning of life.

Patio areas can be uniquely created with elements of fire and water as shown in this stacked slate sphere. The impressive flame illuminates the night as the water gracefully cascades over the stacked slate texture. Thanks to Aquascape and our in-house certified Aquascape installers, the lightweight, durable fiber-resin composite construction is built to last and the natural-looking stacked slate finish provides years of enjoyment.

Equally important to KeenKut’s creative element of work is the connection between breath,
movement, and the mind—or flow, where, in this case, water moves dynamically incorporating that energy to run together. Similar to the book of Tao, like water, KeenKut’s creative element is yielding, and we have learned that timing is everything, and “Water tends to cleanse and refresh all creatures without distinction and without judgment . . . freely and fearlessly going deep beneath the surface of things.” Like the flow of water, KeenKut does not resent or resist—instead we are yielding to what our customers want, but we will speak honestly and simply in order to shed light and create harmony.

This kitchen features a large island in this outside dining area. As meals are prepared, the avid cook can socialize with guests all in one room or simply gaze out into the yard and gape at nature.

Another element of creation is air and breath. This is the number one element in life and nature—being open to whatever emerges. Without criticism, KeenKut perceives all people with a natural tendency to be good and truthful, and like the air, “openness is simply more potent than any system of judgments ever devised.”

Kinetic sculptures are another way to reflect air as a classical element in the garden with the design principle of movement being the key—waiting for that little breeze to make them come alive with the spirit of the wind. This can be achieved by adding a dramatic stainless steel wire fairy sculpture to any garden dancing in the wind . . .

Associated with the 3rd chakra, Manipura, which is located deep within your abdomen, is the element of fire. The creative element of fire, like in nature and creative features in our projects is captured as the heart of any backyard. With heat and warmth, there is plenty to go around sharing with others. This true blessing benefits everyone. The award for doing this work becomes apparent naturally.

KeenKut loves this practice of promoting business-to-business relationships with other diverse businesses, and as we tap into our frequencies daily, we have something the world needs. This is so important to understand as we all have a gift and the keys to the universe! When we pay more attention to the moon cycles and the algorithms, it's incredible to see how things we all started have grown. Thanks to all who continue to tap into your frequency because the world needs us now more than ever. We all have gifts, and by example, we share this spiritual experience with folks from near and far. We know, without a shadow of a doubt, how cool this is. We give thanks every day for being able to be the best version of
ourselves. We tapped into this great experience and we’re abundantly grateful because of our alignment where we can serve the world selflessly. It has never been about us. It was about helping others and what we give. In doing so, we also have the experience to learn. Together, let's continue to look for solutions for opportunities to grow.

Like the flow of water, KeenKut does not resent or resist—instead we yield to what our customers want, but we speak honestly and simply in order to shed light and create harmony.  

  • This outdoor kitchen features a large island. As meals are prepared, the avid cook can socialize with guests or simply gaze at nature.
  • Kinetic Sculpture

Equally important to KeenKut’s creative element of work is the connection between breath, movement, and the mind—or flow, where, in this case, water moves dynamically incorporating that energy to run together. Similar to the book of Tao, like water, KeenKut’s creative element is yielding, and we have learned that timing is everything, and “Water tends to cleanse and refresh all creatures without distinction and without judgment . . . freely and fearlessly going deep beneath the surface of things.” Like the flow of water, KeenKut does not resent or resist—instead we are yielding to what our customers want, but we will speak honestly and simply in order to shed light and create harmony.