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For shade and shelter. An arbor, pergola, pool house, or trellis will add functionality and interest to your landscape design.
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Like the construction industry, landscaping has long been a man’s world. That reality may be starting to change.
This is not our first summer heat wave and I am sure it won't be the last. Our plants and trees suffer right along with us in the heat. Here are a few things to look for and a couple of tips to help your landscape through this heat.
Southview Design has constructed thousands of boulder walls throughout the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. If your designer suggests boulder walls and a picture of those smooth, round, stone boulders of various sizes (aka glacial boulders) jumps to mind, then you are not alone. But there are different stone boulders to choose from, such as Superior Trap or Mesabi Red, or a number of different Limestone or Granite boulders. In addition, you have shape choices – round, rectangular, or angular.
Boulder retaining walls need proper drainage of landscape rock and drain tile behind them to prevent the wall from failing. A wall over 4-feet high will require engineering. Boulders are heavy, and some require equipment to move them. A 2-foot diameter limestone boulder is roughly 650 lbs; a 3-foot diameter boulder is approximately 2200 lbs. Southview Design stands behind our work with an industry-leading warranty.
Boulder wall creates space for a swimming pool in this sloping backyard.
This boulder retaining wall on Lake Minnetonka is maybe the burliest retaining wall we've ever built.
Boulder retaining wall supports this award-winning landscape on a hill.
Boulder wall blends into the landscape in this backyard resort.
Boulder wall with swimming pool in this tranquil backyard.
Boulder walls with garden terraces bring guests from the front yard to the lakeside backyard.
Stacked stone boulder retaining wall creates a level space for an outdoor dining patio.
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