Green, Earth-friendly and Sustainable

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."

Experts in Landscaping Best Practices

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 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 Our Own Backyard

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 have completed many landscaping projects using permeable pavers and stormwater management practices.

A Video Story

"We spend the entire day out here"

These Minnetrista homeowners love to be outside entertaining family and friends. This project includes pool, fireplace, fire pit, putting green, outdoor kitchen and other outdoor living spaces, and water features. The last element added was the fireplace which was constructed to match the architectural features on the home. From 5' down to 14' above ground, the fireplace is one structure. The pergola had to be craned in around the home.

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Green Luxury

An award-winning sustainable landscape design featuring tall shady trees and permeable paver surfaces.

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Gala Backyard

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.

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Creating from a Blank Slate

The focus of this project was to make the back yard wheelchair accessible and add curb appeal. The project was completed over two years. The front yard was completed first, then the backyard.

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