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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.

Basement Flooding and Landscape Drainage

Every year, one of the top pain points facing our clients is landscape drainage. Caused by melting snow or heavy rainfall, uncontrolled water creates soggy areas in your lawn and can cause serious damage to your home. So, how do you prevent a flooded backyard?

Vote Southview Design, Best Landscape Designer 2022

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

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.

Fire & Light

When it comes to fire features, some look at the practicality of adding a fire feature or outdoor lighting to their landscape, while others focus on the aesthetics. Either way, both of these elements are a sound investment in the landscape.

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.

Southview Saves The Day

A client with a serious and very frustrating water problem asks Southview for help!

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.