Stunning Stone, Brick and Paver Patios

Southview Design's landscaping crews are trained by professionals with 20 years or more of experience building hardscapes. Translation: our crews know their stuff. From the elegance of natural stone, the timelessness of classic brick, or the practical beauty of concrete pavers, they know their way around a patio. Here's what you need to know about patios and hardscapes.

Southview design crew installing and herringbone brick patio in Minneapolis Metro Area

What's Right For My House?

Proper placement and sizing of your patio will mean the difference between having a relaxing area you will use regularly and for most of the year or one hardly used because it’s cramped and uncomfortable. The size of the patio should be based on the number of people who will be using it on a regular basis. There should be room for table/chairs, a grill area, and extra seating.

What to consider in your patio design

Outdoor chilton stone dining patio next to an outdoor bar under a pergola - Minneapolis Metro Area

The shape and size are determined by the elements on your wish list as well as where you put it and how much space you have to work with.

Northwoods style multi-level natural stone and paver patios. Minneapolis Metro Area

Conquer Steep Slopes with a Multi-Level Patio

If the grade is steep, multi-level or tiered patios can add hundreds of functional square feet to a landscape. A multi-patio design with different areas for eating, a fire pit, and sometimes grilling, or an outdoor kitchen is a common solution for hilly landscapes.

multi-level backyard patio with room for furniture and a fire table by the lake in edina, MN

When Mr. Homeowner said "No-way!" to a deck, we created this award-winning tiered patio design instead.

Multi-level terraced patios on a lake shore in eden prairie, mn

This multi-level patio in Eden Prairie was completed in 10 days – just in time to host over 120 wedding guests!

Small Yards, Great Patios

Small yards deserve love too. Defining key areas in a small space increases functionality. A distinctive hardscape creates a focal point for the design, and an open space for entertaining or dining.

Small modern urban backyard with neatly divided walkways plantings and patios in Minneapolis Metro Area

The wide Bluestone walkway and dining patio make a big impression in this urban backyard.

Beautiful Natural Stone patios

Natural Stone, such as flagstone, has a distinctive appearance but is more difficult to install. In order for the patio to be level, the depth of the base must be adjusted to accommodate the varying thickness of the stone. Natural stone is extremely durable and can last for centuries.

Lake Minnetonka fire pit and patio in Wayzata, mn

Natural stone patio and firepit overlooking Lake Minnetonka in Wayzata.

Northwoods natural stone patio and fire pit in Minneapolis Metro Area

This award-winning natural stone patio is fit together like a puzzle.

If properly installed, your paver or stone patio will last at least 30 years! So it makes sense to think through the design, choose the right materials, and invest in proper installation.

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