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For shade and shelter. An arbor, pergola, pool house, or trellis will add functionality and interest to your landscape design.
Southview clients share their stories
From the initial meeting to the final walk through, our process is design to deliver a positive experience every time.
Like the construction industry, landscaping has long been a man’s world. That reality may be starting to change.
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.
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!
"Pollinators help plants that bring us food and other resources. By carrying pollen from one plant to another, pollinators fertilize plants and allow them to make fruit or seeds. Pollinator health is critical to our food system and the diversity of life across the world."
University of Minnesota Extension
For more information on Minnesota Native Bees check out the University of Minnesota Wild Bees and Building Wild Bee houses handbook. (Wild Bee Houses near the middle of the document)
For more information pertaining to pollinator education check out the Learning Center at Pollinator Partnership.
Bee on a Dahlia
To attract more pollinators to your garden be sure to ask your designer to include these flowing plants into your plan or look for these plants at your local garden center. These are not the only flowering plants that attract pollinators.
For planting guides check out the Planting Guides at the Pollinator Partnership.
In order to give the pollinators the best treatment possible in your garden use these pollinator friendly practices:
Bumble Bee Ballet, UMN Extension
It only takes 5 minutes to complete this survey to find out how your backyard measures up on plants, habitat and gardening practices that help bees and other beneficial insects.
Our Design-Build Process
Learn how Southview Design works to protect Minnesota's precious waters from erosion, reduce runoff, and create habitats for native plants and animals.
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.