MNLA Member Profile: Southview Design

Aug 15, 2017

An interview with President Chris Clifton on what makes Southview Design thrive.

Front Porch Revival

Aug 14, 2017

Even beyond the city limits we are seeing a big increase in front yard patios. In this Midwest Home article, an award-winning Southview landscape architect weighs in on the front porch revival trend sweeping the Twin Cities.

Minnesota Net Zero Home Relies on Geothermal

Jun 27, 2017

Landscaping by Southview Design surrounds this incredible energy-saving home.

Eagan Backyard wins landscaping award

Jun 27, 2017

North Shore inspired landscape provides a secluded retreat in this Eagan MN backyard.

Cool Offices: Southview Design turns vacant lot into savvy company headquarters

Jun 27, 2017

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal article features design of Southview Design headquarters in Mendota Heights.

Great Home Project: Turn Your Driveway Into A Basketball Court

Jun 27, 2017

A unique driveway by Southview Design features a basketball court laid out with concrete pavers.

Story of a Landscape: Gas Lamps Light Up a New Orleans-Style Project

May 15, 2017

This year-long project in St. Paul MN included gas lamps, red brick, wrought-iron, and a water feature.

Backstory: Ryan Slipka

Jan 27, 2017

Behind the scenes profile of Southview Design Partner and General Manager, Ryan Slipka from Landscape Management.

Big Picture: Making a Point

Jan 27, 2017

Managing the drainage was a technical challenge in the lakeside project. See how we solved the problem with a boulder wall and bio-swale.

Fantastic Finish

Jan 24, 2017

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes of a landscaping project? This article goes in depth with the elements that make a successful landscape.

MNLA Landscape Award Winners

Jan 24, 2017

In 2015, Southview Design won two MNLA Awards for Excellence in Landscape.

Nature Refined

Jan 24, 2017

Qualified Remodeler takes a closer look at a project by Southview Design that incorporates massive boulders into the retaining wall design

Spa Day For Your Landscape

Jan 24, 2017

A step-by-step guide for giving your garden the spa treatment featuring projects by Southview Design.

Raise the Patio

Jan 23, 2017

Goodbye high-maintenance deck. Hello eye-catching raised patio. Great Backyards magazine takes a look at this award-winning backyard.

Erin Hearst’s Minnetonka Home Gets a Stunning Exterior Renovation

Aug 03, 2016

When Erin Hearst moved into her Minnetonka home in 2013, there was nothing in her backyard but an expanse of grass and a small 1970s hot tub. After two rounds of renovations by Southview Design, her patio door now leads to an idyllic outdoor living space ...

Best Landscape Services In Eagan

May 25, 2016

Southview Design won the 2016 Sun Media Readers' Choice Award in Eagan for Best Landscape Services.

All Decked Out

Dec 16, 2015

Container Gardens are taking off. Short on space? Looking for color year-round? Want to grow your own vegetables? Container gardens may be just right for you!

Dramatically Defined Spaces

Jun 04, 2015

Adding structures to the landscape helps to define outdoor living spaces and rooms. They can provide protection and privacy or create separate living spaces.

Fall Gardening - 'Tis the Season

Jun 04, 2015

Southview Design Landscape Architect offers a few fall gardening tips and ways to prepare for winter.

Best of… Edina Magazine 2015

Feb 27, 2015

Edina Magazine readers voted Southview Design Best Landscape Design/Architect for 2015! Thank you dear readers!

Best of... Edina Magazine 2014

Mar 14, 2014

We are proud and honored to be voted as Best Landscaper by the readers of Edina Magazine "Best Of 2014".

SW Metro Magazine "The Best of 2014"

Feb 28, 2014

Southview Design has been voted "Best Landscaper" in 2014 by the readers of SW Metro Magazine.

Day in the Sun

Jul 29, 2013

These two Twin Cities families dreamed of having a swimming pool in their back yards. By maximizing their outdoor space, they got their wish. With challenges specific to each, these swimming pool designs both had the ultimate goal of creating a backyard resort.

Lakeside Legacy

Jul 29, 2013

Three generations of the Knudsen family have lived in this Bryant Lake home in Eden Prairie. The interior was remodeled to fit their family's needs but the exterior required a complete renovation, including three paver patios, front entry, three basalt-column bubblers, outdoor rooms, stream, waterfall, boulder walls, stone walls, and more.

Backyard Sports & Games

Jul 26, 2013

Twin Cities landscapers add the element of fun with sport-related design details. From paver basketball courts to swimming ponds to a horseshoe pitch.

Empty-Nesters

Jul 26, 2013

Southview Design worked with builder/remodeler, Mackmiller Design|Build to renovate this Twin Cities couple's home of 34 years. Featured in METRO Magazine

A Fine Reflection

Jul 26, 2013

Spaces Magazine features Southview landscape designer Tim Johnson's challenging landscape and garden renovation of a historic 100-year old St. Paul home.

Wooded Haven

Jul 25, 2013

Natural stone patio, firepit, seat wall and steps enhance the rustic Charm of this suburban Edina Mn back yard.

Inspired Design

Jul 25, 2013

Southview Design brings the landscape of an historic St. Paul home back to its roots.

Outdoor Haven

Jul 24, 2013

This Big Lake Minnesota family was looking for a swimming pool design and didn't hesitate to call Southview Design.

Unruly Field to Family Playground

Jul 24, 2013

Southview Design landscaper tames wild open space, transforming it into a luxurious backyard resort.

Small Back Yard, Big Potential

Jul 24, 2013

Function dictates this Twin Cities landscape design. A fireplace, a firepit patio, and an outdoor dining area combine to create a cozy atmosphere.

Go Big!

Jul 23, 2013

Minneapolis landscaper transformed this Edina home into a wooded escape - complete with a fire pit, a waterfall and natural stone.

Paradise Found!

Jul 22, 2013

Determined Minnesota family make their back yard the relaxing, resort experience they had been dreaming about. This design featured in Woodbury magazine.

Tricky Terrain

Feb 21, 2013

SOUTHWEST METRO MAGAZINE, September 2011, Eden Prairie residence of Tim & Laurie Hahn.

Reshaping Lake Country

Feb 20, 2013

Twin Cities SPACES Magazine, August/September 2012. Minnesota GreenStar project, Pete and Sue Jacobson Residence


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