Lake home landscape designed around a swimming pool for the extended family to enjoy.
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Some of our favorite backyard swimming pool designs from past seasons.
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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Maple Plain, MN patio divided into an outdoor living room and dining room by an elegant Bluestone pathway.
Designers and crews had to carve out a portion of a hill to create a level space for a swimming pool and hot tub in this backyard.
Modern cabin-in-the-city home gets a boulder retaining wall to match.
Award-winning landscape design in North Oaks. Relaxed outdoor living spaces with fire table, hot tub, and Bluestone hardscaping.
Luxurious modern landscape design complements this Rustic Belgian inspired dream home.
Award-winning lake home landscape combines natural materials with Midcentury modern design, making the most of the surrounding trees.