Fertilize Your Lawn in the Fall

Fertilizing can be done at any time of the year, but experts agree that the best time for this chore is in the fall.

Nine Flower Bulbs For Minnesota Gardens

Here are nine, gorgeous spring perennials that you can plant every weekend until Halloween.

Land of 10,000 Lakeshores

Learn how Southview Design works to protect Minnesota's precious waters from erosion, reduce runoff, and create habitats for native plants and animals.

Women in Landscaping

Like the construction industry, landscaping has long been a man’s world. That reality may be starting to change.

The Fortress of Solitude: When something goes wrong, how do you make it right?

Mistakes can happen in any business. Whether you are a mailing house, a restaurant, or a landscaping contractor. When something goes wrong, how do you make it right? Here’s what worked for us.

Luxury Backyard Ideas That Will Actually Make You Happy

Fine craftsmanship. Refined aesthetics. Superior comfort. Over-the-top grandeur. These are the elements that define luxury.

Enhancement Team is Hard at Work This Spring

Not all landscape projects are design/build construction. Smaller landscape upgrades that improve the aesthetics and health of a residential or commercial property are called enhancements. Meet the enhancements team.

Spring Yard Tips

When to prune. How much to mulch. Secrets for a greener lawn. Plus, growing flowers that thrive.

Secluded Outdoor Spaces

While the outdoors can make a great place for entertaining, sometimes they are better enjoyed without the company of too many other people.

Meet Jacob Hong & Jennifer Johnson

Jacob Hong and Jennifer Johnson are two of Southview Design’s Landscape Care Representatives. Two enterprising individuals, Jennifer and Jacob heard the call of the outdoors at an early age but in different ways.

Step-By-Step Guide to Planting a Tree in Your Yard

Trees are a big investment in money, space, and time, so we’ve created this guide to help you find and plant the perfect tree for your yard.

New Year, New Roles

Congratulations Mike Mathwig, Mike Goergen, and Ross Inselman on their new roles at Southview Design. We are lucky to have you!

Design-Build Process Illustrated: Classic Backyard & Swimming Pool

Not sure what it takes to make a basic backyard beautiful? Follow along, step-by-step, through the process of creating this award-winning landscape design in Shoreview, MN.

Vote Southview Design

Every year, Tiger Oak publications asks their readers who is the best in your city. Don't forget to vote Southview Design for Best Landscape Designer – here's how.

Koller Bros

The Koller brothers started their landscaping careers in South Dakota. Josh was intrigued by the creativity of landscape design. Adam loved the challenge of landscape construction. It comes as no surprise they were a team from the beginning.

Low-Maintenance Design Features

Consider these low-maintenance landscaping ideas for your yard and garden. Spend less time on upkeep and more quality time with friends and family.

Patio Design 101

Brick, concrete, pavers, or stone – and that's just the beginning. Here's everything you need to know about creating the patio of your dreams.

How to Create Christmas Porch Pots

Evergreen winter porch pots are a quick, easy, and festive winter decoration that will last from Black Friday to New Year's Day – and beyond.

Meet Landscape Architects Meg & Justin

Landscape architecture is a multi-disciplinary profession combining creativity and engineering with a passion for the natural world and designing beautiful spaces. Meet two of the landscape architects on our team at Southview Design.

Decorating With Gourds

It’s easy to decorate for fall when you use pumpkins and gourds... and it’s budget-friendly too! Here are a few decorating tips from our pros on the landscape care team.

11 Outdoor Rooms & What To Do In Them

Over the years people have embraced outdoor living and landscape designers have responded by creating better and better spaces.

How to Plant Flower Bulbs in Minnesota

Step-by-step guide to planting fall flower bulbs in Minnesota. Once planted, most bulbs need little maintenance and will reward you with a show of color every spring.

How To Overseed Your Lawn

A step-by-step guide to regrowing your patchy lawn and restoring dead brown spots in your yard.

Wood Vs. Gas Vs. Propane

Any fire feature is sure to become a focal point and central gathering place of your landscape design. Here are the pros and cons of the most popular fuels: wood, natural gas and propane.

How to Create a Mood Board

Share your landscaping style and personality with a professional landscape designer by creating a mood board. Collect images, then choose your favorites.

Care & Tips: What to do in the Fall

Plan ahead and take care of these chores to give your backyard a head start next spring.

Ohm Sweet Ohm Wins Awards for Sustainable Building

Net-zero home with energy-saving features and a sustainable landscape design is recognized by Green Builder Media, AIA Minneapolis.

Outdoor Living Design Ideas – Friendly competition at home

Are you trying to perfect your short game, start a neighborhood pick-up league, or host family-friendly competitions at home? We've all seen backyard pools and basketball hoops on the garage. Consider these less common backyard games.

Show Your Love for Pollinators This Growing Season

Many often wonder why pollinators are important in their garden. Pollinators are important because they are vital in the reproduction of flowering plants and the fruits and vegetables. So if you want large blooms, seeds, fruits, and vegetables in your garden, make it a pollinator friendly garden!

Outdoor Living Under the Deck

If there is enough headroom, why not create a living room, dining area (with or without a kitchen), or kids’ play area under the deck? Put a hot tub in the corner. Add a fireplace. Extend the indoor living space under the deck.

Fire & Light

In a recent ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects) survey, fire pits/fireplaces and night lighting topped the landscape wish lists of what homeowners want. But there are two camps when it comes to why homeowners want those elements. There are those who look at the practicality of adding a fireplace (fire pit) or outdoor lighting and those who focus on the aesthetics. Either way, both of these elements are a sound investment in the landscape.

Summer Heat and Your Plants

This is not our first summer heat wave and I am sure it won't be the last. Our plants and trees suffer right along with us in the heat. Here are a few things to look for and a couple of tips to help your landscape through this heat.

3 Qualities to Look for in a Landscape Company

Hard to believe but it’s not always “about the price.” For some, it’s more about getting good value for the money. Part of that value is feeling confident in your choice. Here are a few qualities to consider to increase your chances of a successful relationship.

6 Ways Landscaping Can Save Energy & Money

Landscaping is the most natural way to keep your home cool in the summer and warmer in the winter.


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