Front yard landscape design drawing on the modern farmhouse architectural style of this Edina, MN home.
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For shade and shelter. An arbor, pergola, pool house, or trellis will add functionality and interest to your landscape design.
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.
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?
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In addition to adding visual interest, retaining walls are often used to control erosion, manage runoff, or create level spaces for patios, gardens, or structures. Retaining walls can be used to literally sculpt the landscape and transform unusable hills into outdoor living spaces.
Boulder Walls are often built from smooth, round glacial boulders, but there are many other boulder wall options to choose from.
Modular Block Walls use pre-engineered, pre-cast concrete blocks that come in a variety of colors and textures.
Popular around swimming pools and fire features, low seat walls can also be free-standing or used to retain soil for a planting bed or elevation change.
Stacked Stone Walls are constructed by specially trained staff without mortar between the stones. Yet they are strong, stable, lasting and uniquely beautiful.
Not everyone understands how to plan or build a retaining wall correctly. Mistakes in design or construction of retaining walls can create serious headaches (particularly water problems) for you or your neighbors. Southview Design brings superior landscaping expertise to every project, often solving problems in advance that competitors don’t foresee.
Modular block retaining wall with naturalistic texturing and integrated lighting.
Burly boulder retaining wall on Lake Minnetonka.
Two-tiered formal block retaining walls add curb appeal to this home.
Elegant stacked limestone retaining wall is essential for creating this level backyard for sports and games.
Classic brick seat wall in a formal garden backyard in St. Paul.
Boulder retaining wall creates a level area for a swimming pool in this Eagan, MN backyard.
This hillside backyard landscape makes use of both boulder and modular block retaining walls.
Stacked-stone retaining walls fit the character of this hillside forest retreat.
Boulder wall and staircase lead guests from the front yard to the backyard at a lower elevation.
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These homeowners love their unique home. Unfortunately, their existing outdoor spaces were inadequate for entertaining.
Created with both privacy and fun in mind, this Eden Prairie backyard features an in-ground trampoline, putting green, semi-enclosed outdoor living room, paver patio, and cedar deck.
Intimate backyard captures the spirit and charm of a New Orleans courtyard with classic brick patio, fireplace, and fleur-de-lis accents
After a major remodel took a major toll on the yard, this lakeside bungalow needed a landscape upgrade to match. New lawn. New patio. New retaining wall. Fresh garden. Now, after some serious TLC, this home overlooking Excelsior Bay is the jewel of the block.
Steep slope transformed into a backyard inspired by nature. More than a patio! This design includes a backyard waterfall, stream, fire circle, and fly-fishing pond.
A spectacular paver driveway welcomes guests to this Eden Prairie home and backyard haven.