Idyllic stay-at-home backyard with a pool house, outdoor sound system, putting green, outdoor kitchen, hot tub, lighting, lower-level fire pit, and fire table.
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Throughout the Twin Cities, Southview Design landscaping customers are enthusiastic about referring us to friends, neighbors, and family.
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.
Evergreen winter porch pots are a quick, easy, and festive winter decoration that will last from Black Friday to New Year's Day – and beyond.
Elegant circle drive in North Oaks feels like a cobbled village lane.
Today’s homeowners have plenty of options when it comes to driveway design. Black asphalt, plain gray or stamped concrete can all a driveway make – but, without a doubt, pavers are the pinnacle of driveway design. The perfect combination of durability, aesthetics, and long-term value – pavers add style to every step. We stand behind the quality of our work with an industry-leading warranty.
Contemporary or classic, cars look sharp when they’re parked on pavers.
The number one stress on outdoor surfaces isn’t cars, SUVs, footsteps, or the sun. It’s the annual cycle of freezing and thawing which causes the earth to swell and contract, and concrete to buckle and crack. Even stamped concrete succumbs to this annual trial, leaving unsightly spiderwebs and mismatched patches.
Pavers (whether they are concrete, brick, stone, or permeable) all weather the freeze-thaw cycle with grace. In the unlikely event that an individual paver breaks, you can always replace it, leaving its neighbors undisturbed. If, over time, this driveway shifts and becomes uneven, the structure can easily be repaired by removing individual pavers, re-leveling, and then reinstalling the same pavers. Simple. Easy. No mud-jacking, jack hammering, or ugly patching necessary.
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Herringbone patterned driveway adds curb appeal in Minneapolis, MN
Whatever material you choose, no other option comes close to the level of beauty and customization offered by pavers. Paver driveways can enhance the home with color, stone or paver inlays, or stamped designs. Herringbone or versailles patterns, a circle, or a fleur de lis – nearly anything is possible.
Newly installed permeable paver driveway protects the lake from runoff
While the up-front cost of pavers is higher than an asphalt or concrete driveway, the long-term value over their entire lifespan is unquestionable. Because they are relatively easy to repair, a properly maintained paver driveway can last between 25 and 50 years! The initial cost of an asphalt or concrete driveway may be low, but those initial estimates often don’t take into account the labor-intensive and expensive process of breaking up and hauling away those surfaces when it’s time for a new driveway.
Besides being gorgeous, pavers can help control toxic runoff. Water can seep between individual pavers, entering the soil below instead of washing chemicals onto the street and down the drain. Permeable pavers are specifically engineered to facilitate this process. With a traditional concrete slab driveway, water will collect oil and carry it into the street and storm drains, eventually entering local lakes and streams.
Negative slope paver driveway.
Driveway with contrasting pavers forming a path to the front entry and decorative circle.
Long and elegant paver driveway.
Two-tone paver driveway.
Unique paver basketball court driveway with inlaid foul and three-point lines.
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This shady backyard in the forest has it all: a pool and patio, colorful flowers, a fire pit, and a bubbling water feature.
This home is a walk-out, but you have to wonder "a walk-out to where?" A steep hill and tiny footprint complicated this backyard landscaping project.
Minnesota backyard resort with swimming pool, pond, putting green, pergola, outdoor kitchen, and fire pit.
Working through uncooperative weather and into December, our designer and installation crews went the extra mile (or ten) to create this suburban luxury landscape.
We've worked with these clients for several years. For this project, they called us in to design and install a new patio off the kitchen and screen porch, as well as install outdoor lighting, and redoing the steps and retaining wall.
Empty nesters in the process of moving back to Minnesota from California, these homeowners envisioned a tranquil and relaxing backyard with a walk-out patio with wood burning fireplace. Upstairs, they wished for a private dining patio close to their kitchen.