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Let's Talk About Outdoor Lighting

Examples of the different types of outdoor lighting: path lights, uplights, downlights, and wash lights.

2023 Landscape Design Trends

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.

Wood Vs. Gas Vs. Propane

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.

Southview Saves The Day

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

Bringing Designs to Life

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!

Landscape Designers & Architects

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?”.

5 Ways to Enhance Your Front Yard

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.

2022 Landscape Design Trends

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?

What Makes a Landscape Modern?

Do you think you might be interested in a modern landscape design for your yard? What is a modern landscape?

Insider Scoop: Mike Goergen of Southview Design

We asked Mike Goergen of Southview Design about his thoughts on the landscape industry. He has a few tips for homeowners.