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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.
Northern Tool Director – Real Estate + Facilities, Scott Stocke was looking for a way to dress up the property for employees. The project team created an outdoor patio with the Northern Tool logo inlayed in pavers. Engineering a new entry was a challenge! Scott says it was an amazing construction process that turned out "better than anybody expected it to be."
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When regulations prohibited a patio, Southview worked with city planners to find a beautiful solution that maximized space and complied with the law.
When Mr. Homeowner says "no deck, please," designers get creative with tiered retaining walls and paver patios.
Mendota Heights backyard is specially designed for big parties with a large social patio and swimming pool. This project also added some curb appeal with a friendly garden.
Starting with the blank slate of new construction, both the front and back yards have been tailored to the needs of this growing family.
Play all day. Rough gravel driveway transformed into a one-of-a-kind backyard paver driveway with an inlaid basketball court.
Retaining walls transform a featureless slope into a multi-level backyard resort with a swimming pool, patio, wood-burning fireplace, and hot tub.