Throughout the Twin Cities, Southview Design landscaping customers are enthusiastic about referring us to friends, neighbors, and family.
Landscape designers and architects from Southview Design share their knowledge and expertise with ideas, news, knowledge and trends.
Some of our favorite backyard swimming pool designs from past seasons.
Over the years people have embraced outdoor living and landscape designers have responded by creating better and better spaces.
Learn how the introduction of smart technology in landscapes transforms spaces from great to excellent.
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!
Our four-legged friends are part of the family. Their undeniably cute faces, waggy tails and unconditional love bring immense joy to households around the world. As cute as they may be, sometimes pets can really “ruff” up our outdoor living spaces.
Examples of the different types of outdoor lighting: path lights, uplights, downlights, and wash lights.
Did you know that Minnesota was once home to 18 million acres of the prairie? Today, a little over 1% of native prairie remains, making it one of North America's most endangered habitats.
Now more than ever, we need our backyards as tranquil space to relax and recharge. Here are a few ideas for creating a relaxing and joyful space in your backyard.
If there is enough headroom, why not create a living room, dining area (with or without a kitchen), or kids’ play area under the deck? Put a hot tub in the corner. Add a fireplace. Extend the indoor living space under the deck.
Some landscaping preferences will last forever. The primal appeal of fire features will endure for years to come, and the function and beauty of outdoor lighting is indisputable. But what changes are on the horizon for the landscape design industry? What innovations lie in store?
Sweater weather is just around the corner and with it hints of red, orange, and yellow peeking through fading green canopies. Here’s a list of some of the best annuals and perennials to brighten your fall landscape.
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?
Fine craftsmanship. Refined aesthetics. Superior comfort. Over-the-top grandeur. These are the elements that define luxury.
Share your landscaping style and personality with a professional landscape designer by creating a mood board. Collect images, then choose your favorites.
Are you trying to perfect your short game, start a neighborhood pick-up league, or host family-friendly competitions at home? We've all seen backyard pools and basketball hoops on the garage. Consider these less common backyard games.
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.
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 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.
If a pool is on your must-have list, consider the three most important must-dos in maintenance.
Net-zero home with energy-saving features and a sustainable landscape design is recognized by Green Builder Media, AIA Minneapolis.
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.
We asked Mike Goergen of Southview Design about his thoughts on the landscape industry. He has a few tips for homeowners.
In 2020 we face a unique challenge: how do we get all the benefits of a change of scenery without being able to travel? Enter the staycation – taking your time off from work at home.
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.
The days are slowly growing longer as we say goodbye to one year and welcome the next. In the spirit of the season, we’re sharing our landscaping resolutions.
While the outdoors can make a great place for entertaining, sometimes they are better enjoyed without the company of too many other people.
Brick, concrete, pavers, or stone – and that's just the beginning. Here's everything you need to know about creating the patio of your dreams.
Consider these low-maintenance landscaping ideas for your yard and garden. Spend less time on upkeep and more quality time with friends and family.
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.
Do you think you might be interested in a modern landscape design for your yard? What is a modern landscape?