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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By helping our clients design and build sustainable, earth-friendly landscapes – and by changing how we think and act – Southview Design is committed to "green in action."
Southview designers and crews are Minnesota Green Star-Trained. This means we are experts at using landscaping best practices to reduce the environmental impact of building and remodeling projects, and to restore air and water quality. For an example of one of our sustainable landscape projects, see Green Luxury.
Our active participation in the Minnesota Green Star program, and service to the organization, is proof of our commitment to healthy and sustainable landscaping practices. Minnesota Green Star is a non-profit organization that educates homeowners, builders and remodelers, and certifies green building and remodeling residential projects.
In addition to our participation in Green Star, we look for ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle in our homes and at work. We’ve significantly cut the amount of waste we generate in the office, and we have completed many landscaping projects using permeable pavers and stormwater management practices.
No-mow backyard conserves water and time by replacing the lawn with a hardy garden.
Diminutive plunge pool and hyper-realistic artificial grass are two landscaping elements that can help conserve water.
We took extra measures to preserve a mature oak tree when we installed this garden and walkway. Trees that shade your home on summer's hottest days can keep you cool and save energy (and money).
Permeable patio with two contrasting patterns and colors.
Award-winning net zero home and sustainable landscape design.
Permeable paver sitting patio.
This brick paver patio is designed to protect nearby water ways by allowing stormwater to infiltrate into the ground to prevent toxic runoff.
A permeable driveway and garden of native flowers and grasses protect the lake from stormwater and fertilizer runoff.
In this hillside landscaping project, we were able to add a wrap-around patio, staircase, and waterfall without disturbing the established pine trees.
This rain garden mitigates storm runoff.
Use a rain barrel to water your garden with storm water all summer long.
This Apple Valley project won top honors in 2012 from the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association for transforming a steep and useless backyard into an "amazing" outdoor living space.
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