Looking for landscaping ideas and inspiration? Take our quiz to find out what style fits you and build your personal gallery.
Patios of natural stone, classic brick, and concrete pavers with industry-leading warranty.
Southview clients share their stories
From the initial meeting to the final walk through, our process is design to deliver a positive experience every time.
Consider these low-maintenance landscaping ideas for your yard and garden. Spend less time on upkeep and more quality time with friends and family.
Trees are a big investment in money, space, and time, so we’ve created this guide to help you find and plant the perfect tree for your yard.
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.
Our Design-Build Process
Your perfect outdoor living space begins with a simple conversation. Let’s talk about your landscaping project!
Schedule a Meeting
This backyard blends modern and natural elements together to create a low-maintenance outdoor living space with a plunge pool, terraced patios, a fire table, water feature, and a outdoor great room.
A dog-loving couple envisioned an outdoor space that would satisfy humans and canines alike. Featuring a patio and pergola, fireplace, and a low-maintenance garden.
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.
In just 10 days, Southview Design transformed this Eden Prairie landscape into an idyllic setting for a wedding.
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.
New construction is a blank canvas for Minneapolis landscaper to create a classic design with curb appeal and a backyard patio with a view in Edina, MN.