Hardscapes. Softscapes. Just-rightscapes

Kneehow Meow's roots trace back to Kelly Riker's deck in Edgewater, Chicago, where a window box of lettuce sparked her passion for plants. What began as a personal obsession blossomed into a successful landscaping venture. Kneehow Meow stands out for its tenacious blend of passion and creativity. Kelly goes beyond mere talk of composting; she grows herbs, crafts soaps from oils, and transforms spaces to create woodland retreats.

Specializing in landscape design, vegetable gardens, seed starting, sod installation, drainage solutions, hardscapes, and native plants, Kneehow Meow brings commitment and enthusiasm to make your project a personal backyard endeavor. Kelly ensures transparent pricing as we collaborate to craft a lasting Eden in your yard.

Our Services

Landscape Design

From concept to completion, we ensure every detail is perfect, using high-quality materials and plants suited to your local climate.

Vegetable Gardens

We design, install, and maintain productive vegetable gardens tailored to your space and needs. Enjoy the freshest, healthiest produce right from your backyard.

Seed Starting

We use premium seeds, the finest soil blends, and optimal growing conditions to ensure successful germination and growth.

Sod Installation

Say goodbye to patchy grass and long wait times - enjoy a beautiful, dense lawn instantly. Make your yard the envy of the neighborhood!

Drainage Solutions

We offer a range of customized solutions, including French drains, dry wells, swales, and permeable paving, to effectively manage water flow and prevent pooling.


From elegant patios and walkways to retaining walls, fire pits, and outdoor kitchens, we use the highest quality materials to build structures that stand the test of time.

Silva Residence

Kneehow Meow revitalized this home's ambiance with bursts of elegance and order in challenging low sunlight conditions. Incorporate exquisite plants like Oakleaf Hydrangea ‘Alice’ and Baptisia 'Twilite' to infuse sophistication, while maintaining balance with a variety of low-light tolerant plants in pastel pinks, turquoise, whites, and purples.

We enhanced the architectural style by updating exterior lights, seamlessly blending modern flair with the timeless Georgian aesthetic, satisfying the homeowner's desire for a harmonious entrance

Warner Residence

Spengler Residence

Strauch Residence

Munhall Mustangs Grow

We Use Only The Best Brands

What Our Customer Say

My lawn is the envy of MTV cribs!


Master P

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Sod isn't just for your parent's yard anymore, we love our new grass!


Typical Doctor

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Our new flowers have added a ton of rizz to our curb appeal!


John Smith

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

At Kneehow Meow, we specialize in landscape design, vegetable gardens, seed starting, sod installation, drainage solutions, hardscapes, native plants, and more.

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