Landscape Designs in the Press

Recognized for Design and Construction Excellence

Front Porch Revival

Summer 2017 | Midwest Home Magazine
Even beyond the city limits we are seeing a big increase in front yard patios. In this article, award-winning Southview landscape architect Meg Arnosti weighs in on the front porch revival trend sweeping the Twin Cities.
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Member Profile: Southview Design

August 2017 | Scoop Magazine
An interview with President Chris Clifton on what makes Southview Design thrive.
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Minnesota Net Zero Home Relies on Geothermal for Comfortable Living (video)

June 2017 | Proud Green Home
Landscaping by Southview Design surrounds this incredible energy-saving home.
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Great Home Project: Turn Your Driveway Into A Basketball Court

Houzz.com | April 2017
One of our favorite projects – a paver driveway basketball court – is featured. Tim Johnson chimes in on this deep dive into home basketball courts.
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Story of a Landscape: Gas Lamps Light Up a New Orleans-Style Project

Turf Magazine | May 2017
This year-long project in St. Paul included gas lamps, red brick, wrought-iron and a water feature.
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Cool Offices: Southview Design turns vacant lot into savvy company headquarters

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal | April 2017
Take a look behind the scenes in our brand new central office in Mendota Heights.
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Eagan Backyard wins landscaping award

SUNThisWeek | April 2107
North Shore inspired landscape provides a secluded retreat in this suburban backyard.
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Best Landscape Services In Eagan

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

Scoop | March 2015
In 2015, Southview Design won two MNLA Awards for Excellence in Landscape.
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Raise the Patio

Great Backyards | 2015
Goodbye high-maintenance deck. Hello eye-catching raised patio. Great Backyards magazine takes a look at this award-winning backyard.
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Spa Day For Your Landscape

Lavender Magazine | May 2015
A step-by-step guide for giving your garden the spa treatment – featuring projects by Southview Design.
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Big Picture: Making a Point

Landscape Management | January 2017
Managing the drainage was a technical challenge in the lakeside project. See how we solved the problem with a bolder wall and bio-swale.
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Backstory: Ryan Slipka

Landscape Management | January 2017
Behind the scenes profile of Southview Design Partner and General Manager, Ryan Slipka.
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Nature Refined

Qualified Remodeler | July 2015
Qualified Remodeler takes a closer look at a project by Southview Design that incorporates massive boulders into the retaining wall design
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Erin Hearst’s Minnetonka Home Gets a Stunning Exterior Renovation


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 ...
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Fall Gardening - 'Tis the Season

Minnesota Fall Gardening Tips and Chores
Southview Design Landscape Architect offers a few fall gardening tips and ways to prepare for winter.
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All Decked Out

Minnesota Outdoors - Trending: Container Gardens
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!
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Fantastic Finish

Professional Remodeler | April 2015
Every wonder what goes on behind the scenes of a landscaping project? This article goes in depth with the elements that make a successful landscape.
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Best of....Edina Magazine 2015


Edina Magazine readers voted Southview Design Best Landscape Design/Architect for 2015! Thank you dear readers!
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SW Metro Magazine 'The Best of 2014'

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

Edina Magazine March 2014
We are proud and honored to be voted as Best Landscaper by the readers of Edina Magazine "Best Of 2014".
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Pergolas, Arbors & Trellises

Structures Can Make an Outdoor Living Space
Adding structures to the landscape helps to define outdoor living spaces and rooms. They can provide protection and privacy or create separate living spaces.
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Day in the Sun

Artful Living Magazine | Summer 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.
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2012 NARI MN CoTY Award-Winner

Fall 2012
Southview Design won the top award for outstanding achievement in the 2012 Residential Exterior category at the 16th annual Contractor of the Year (COTY) Awards, hosted by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI).
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Lakeside Legacy

SPACES magazine | Summer 2011
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.
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Reshaping Lake Country

TWIN CITIES SPACES | August/September 2012
Twin Cities SPACES Magazine, August/September 2012. Minnesota GreenStar project, Pete and Sue Jacobson Residence
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Tricky Terrain

SOUTHWEST METRO MAGAZINE | September 2011
SOUTHWEST METRO MAGAZINE, September 2011, Eden Prairie residence of Tim & Laurie Hahn.
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Backyard Sports & Games

LuxDesign Magazine | Fall 2010
Twin Cities landscapers add the element of fun with sport-related design details. From paver basketball courts to swimming ponds to a horseshoe pitch.
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Empty-Nesters

Eden Prairie Magazine | May 2010
Southview Design worked with builder/remodeler, Mackmiller Design|Build to renovate this Twin Cities couple's home of 34 years. Featured in METRO Magazine
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A Fine Reflection

SPACES magazine | April/May 2009
Spaces Magazine features Southview landscape designer Tim Johnson's challenging landscape and garden renovation of a historic 100-year old St. Paul home.
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Paradise Found!

Woodbury Magazine | April 2009
Determined Minnesota family make their back yard the relaxing, resort experience they had been dreaming about. This design featured in Woodbury magazine.
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Wooded Haven

Luxury Home & Renovation | Fall 2008
Natural stone patio, firepit, seat wall and steps enhance the rustic Charm of this suburban Edina Mn back yard.
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Go Big!

Edina Magazine | July 2008
Minneapolis landscaper transformed this Edina home into a wooded escape - complete with a fire pit, a waterfall and natural stone.
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Outdoor Haven

Luxury Home & Renovation | Summer 2008
This Big Lake Minnesota family was looking for a swimming pool design and didn't hesitate to call Southview Design.
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Inspired Design

Luxury Home & Renovation | Spring 2008
Southview Design brings the landscape of an historic St. Paul home back to its roots.
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Small Back Yard, Big Potential

Luxury Home & Renovation | Fall 2007
Function dictates this Twin Cities landscape design. A fireplace, a firepit patio, and an outdoor dining area combine to create a cozy atmosphere.
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Unruly Field to Family Playground

Luxury Home & Renovation | Summer 2007
Southview Design landscaper tames wild open space, transforming it into a luxurious backyard resort.
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