Southview Design in the Press


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Southview Design is one of the largest and fastest-growing landscaping companies in MN. With more than 210 employees during the landscape season, we provide both residential and commercial landscape design, construction, and maintenance services. Founded in 1978, the company has completed over 8,500 landscaping design-build projects. Southview's landscape designs have garnered awards from the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association, the Minnesota Chapter of NARI, the National Association of Landscape Professionals, and Professional Remodeler Magazine.

Team Building: Crafting a Successful Internship Program

Jan 19, 2024

Karen Filloon, Marketing Director at Southview Designs, provides valuable expertise on the essentials of developing a successful internship program.

Team Building: Logistics of an Internship Program

Jan 01, 2024

Southview Design's, Karen Filloon, shares insight on intern recruitment in the landscape industry. From logistics to recruitment methods, discover how Southview and other reputable landscaping companies nurture talent within the industry.

Lawn and Landscape: Outsourcing Made Easy

Aug 31, 2023

Southview Design's Johannes Louwers weighs in on outsourcing and improving efficiency.

Afton Oasis

Jun 01, 2023

2023 winner of the Newcomer of the Year award from the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association.

Mariani makes third acquisition in a month

Apr 27, 2023

Mariani Landscape, No. 20 on the 2022 LM150 list, continues its growth pattern with the addition of Southview Design of St. Paul, Minn. This is Mariani’s third acquisition in a month, following the recent addition of Glengate and Borst Landscape & Design.

Mariani Landscape Acquires Southview Design

Apr 27, 2023

Mariani Landscape has acquired Minnesota-based landscaping firm, Southview Design. Both companies ranked on Lawn & Landscape's Top 100 list last year (Mariani at 21, Southview at 93).

Southview Design Featured in Midwest Home Magazine

Aug 10, 2022

Southview Design's 'Luxurious Lakefront Lodge' is featured in the August Edition of Midwest Home Magazine. This complex shoreline restoration project was honored with a Silver Award of Excellence from NALP in 2021.

Landscaper Meets Demand For Maintenance Services

Dec 09, 2021

Southview Design's commercial maintenance division relies on Zeigler Cat equipment to get the job done.

Southview Design's Steve Smythe Featured in Snow Business Magazine

Oct 28, 2021

Southview Design's Steve Smythe was featured in the member corner of this month’s SIMA's magazine, Snow Business.

What should I consider before installing a Landscape?

Aug 26, 2021

Ryan Slipka, President of Southview Design was featured in the Industry Advice column of MIDWEST HOME

A Modern, Classic Escape by Southview Design

Feb 24, 2021

MIDWEST HOME features this backyard renovation by Southview Design which maximizes outdoor living with an intimate patio, large play space, and more. It is also a 2021 MNLA Award winner.

Extending The Season for Pandemic-Safe Socializing

Oct 20, 2020

Southview families are turning to their outdoor spaces as a safe environment to host family and friends.

Tips For Upping Your Outdoor Living Spaces this Summer

Jul 16, 2020

With many families at home due to COVID-19, MIDWEST HOME shares how Southview Design is helping families make their outdoor spaces more enjoyable by incorporating these four tips.

Outdoor Inspiration

Jul 12, 2020

Originally published in SPACES Magazine, this article was also featured in the HOME section of the St. Paul MN Pioneer Press.

Outdoor Inspiration

Jun 18, 2020

Updating your living space doesn’t have to break the bank – Southview Design offers tips and estimated costs to trick out your backyard.

More Businesses Deemed Essential in Minnesota

Apr 13, 2020

Katie Steiner reports on how some local businesses are permitted to open their doors again. WCCO 4 News at Noon – April 9, 2020

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.

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.

The Stigma of Millennials

Nov 09, 2019

Theo Lenneman, production manager at Southview Design shares his insight on attracting and retaining millennials in the landscape industry.

A Gem on Gem Lake

Jun 11, 2019

Luxury resort style backyard in Gem Lake, MN featured in the Sunday Homes section of the Pioneer Press.

A Gem on Gem Lake

May 15, 2019

Luxury resort style backyard in Gem Lake, MN featured in SPACES April/May issue.

Southview Design in Midwest Home Jan/Feb 2019

Mar 15, 2019

Southview Design was featured in Midwest Home's 2019 Homebook.

Gather around the fire

Nov 19, 2018

Here are some tips from leading landscape contractors for creating safe, timeless fire features that provide resort-like experiences for customers.

10th Annual Green Home of the Year Award Winner: Ohm Sweet Ohm

Apr 23, 2018

2,400 square foot single family home in Roseville MN is net-zero, and then some... The home produces its own energy, with enough leftover to power two electric cars. Sustainable landscaping by Southview Design.

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.

Eagan Backyard wins landscaping award

Jun 27, 2017

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

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.

Minnesota Net Zero Home Relies on Geothermal

Jun 16, 2017

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

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!

Fall Gardening - 'Tis the Season

Jun 04, 2015

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

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.

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.


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.

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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