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Our designers can customize your yard to how you want to use it, no matter the size.
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.
Water flows downhill, which is a bit of a challenge when you want a backyard swimming pool but live on a hill. Fortunately, with the right design and careful construction it is possible to build a swimming pool anywhere.
We asked Mike Goergen of Southview Design about his thoughts on the landscape industry. He has a few tips for homeowners.
The patio is one of the most important features of your outdoor living area. It’s important to plan carefully, choose the right materials, and above all, build a compact and secure base before installing pavers, stone, or concrete.
Learn how to create tabletop succulent garden pots with this easy DIY tutorial.
As homeowner’s begin the vetting process, they may notice that there are two primary classifications of landscape design professionals, ‘Landscape Architects’ and ‘Landscape Designers”. This observation often pegs the questions, “What’s the difference?” and “Which is the right fit for my project?”.
Water pollution threatens the delicate ecological balance of our waterways. High levels of chemicals, nutrients, and sediment harm vegetation, kill wildlife, foul drinking water, and destroy pristine recreational areas.
In past years, landscape designs were hand-drawn to scale with pencils and pens. Today, CAD tools made the creative process easier for professionals and more fun for clients!
Learning how students gravitate toward a career in the landscaping industry is always interesting. Who or what influenced them to study landscape design/horticulture? Here is one student’s path.
The pandemic has reshaped the industry and inspired a new era of landscape design trends. What changes are on the horizon for the landscape design industry? What innovations lie in store?
Your backyard oasis is a convenient and comfortable space to relax and unwind. And what better way to relax than with your favorite show or even some music?
Do you think you might be interested in a modern landscape design for your yard? What is a modern landscape?
Since the pandemic, homeowners have increasingly sought ways to optimize the use of their backyard spaces.
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.
Examples of the different types of outdoor lighting: path lights, uplights, downlights, and wash lights.
The front entry is the gateway to your home. It should welcome guests or be a comfortable place to pause before saying good night. Over the years, Southview has installed hundreds of front yard living spaces. From charming front porches, to cobbled walkways and even front yard Zen gardens.
A client with a serious and very frustrating water problem asks Southview for help!
With drought conditions continuing, it should come as no surprise homeowners are leaning toward water-saving landscape options such as rain gardens, rain barrels, and drought-tolerant/native plants that don’t need much water.
Consider artificial turf for its low maintenance, water-saving benefits, and year-round green appeal, providing a durable and aesthetically pleasing alternative to natural grass.
More homeowners are asking for space to grow tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, beans, and a variety of fruits. How great to cut fresh herbs for one of your kitchen masterpieces or make a fantastic salsa with peppers from your own garden?