Throughout the Twin Cities, Southview Design landscaping customers are enthusiastic about referring us to friends, neighbors, and family.
Landscape designers and architects from Southview Design share their knowledge and expertise with ideas, news, knowledge and trends.
Landscape architect, MIKE GOERGEN, joined Southview Design in 2015. He recently won an award for Excellence in Landscape Design from the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association. We asked him about his thoughts on the landscape industry. He has a few tips for homeowners considering a landscaping project.
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Landscape companies have been busy since the pandemic, making backyards restful, enjoyable spaces. If you have been thinking about renovating your landscape, don’t be stuck in “what-ifs”. Get the ball rolling, be real with the scope of the project, and have a budget number in mind.
Want to enhance your curb appeal? Consider a beautiful new sidewalk, low-voltage lighting, and fresh plants.
Functional, beautiful sidewalk to the front door, night lighting, and fresh plants.
The modern look of large format pavers softened with plant material and natural textures.
A “soft modern” look with clean lines.
Personally, I am over large water features. Many clients prefer smaller water features like bubblers and fountains. They are calming and create great ambiance, but don't require as much space or maintenance.
Clean and simple designs are a timeless addition to any backyard landscape.
Clean, simple lines and focal points. Focal points should be a “wow” moment in the landscape.
Considering all aspects of a site is important, from drainage to sun angles, how to build the project, and the effect on adjacent properties.
Small backyards top the list. Love the challenge in constrained spaces. You can do a lot with a little. I also enjoy designing poolscapes.
An experienced landscape designer will consider all aspects of the project, from drainage to sun placement and more.
There are a few ways to do this. First, responsible phasing – don’t do things twice; second, consider changing the hardscape materials; and third, review the scope of the project. The goal is to design a plan the homeowner can afford.
Over the last three years, we have seen a growing number of homeowners ready to invest in their outdoor living spaces. While many preferences have remained consistent, others have evolved and inspired a new era of landscape design trends.
Freeze-thaw-freeze-thaw. Warm days and cold nights can make walkways, sidewalks, and driveways an icy mess. Here are our pro tips for keeping your pavement safe.
Eager for Spring? Making maple syrup in your backyard is a great way to enjoy the outdoors while you're waiting for the snow and ice to melt. Step one: collect the sap.