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Landscape Career – Best Choice Ever

Written by Jacob Lichty, Intern

Landscape Career - Best Choice Ever

Growing up every kid has a dream. Mine was always to be a professional hockey player.  I carried that with me from mites through high school to juniors.  But being an Iowa hockey player was no easy task. The prices to play the sport went through the roof. As I got older, the cost to […]

Southview Design’s Projects on Garden Conservancy Tour

Public Invited to Tour Two Very Different Projects

Southview Design's Projects on Garden Conservancy Tour

Talk with the Experts!  Do you have questions about Koi Ponds, Perennial Gardens, Large Tree Care?  Or maybe you are interested in energy-efficiency, net zero homes, and sustainable landscaping.  Now is your chance to get the answers! Where and When:  On Saturday, July 29th, the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Program invites the public to visit […]

Outdoor Living Design Ideas | Backyard Games

Backyard Games – Southview Design, St. Paul, Minnesota

Outdoor Living Design Ideas | Backyard Games

Are you trying to perfect your short game? Create a home for your neighborhood pick-up league? Or host family-friendly competitions at home? Adding a sport court creates a convenient place stay fit and play everyday right in your backyard. We’ve all seen pools and backyard hockey rinks courts; but consider these less common additions: Putting Green This family […]

Beneficial Predators for a Healthy Garden

Written by Emily Morton

Beneficial Predators for a Healthy Garden

If pests have been getting the better of your garden this growing season, there may be a handy alternative to harsh chemical treatments.  Do you have pests in your garden? Biological pest control may be the most sustainable decision as well as the most long-term solution for managing pests. Bioagents, as they are more formally […]

How Did a Romanian Student End Up at Southview Design?

Written by Andreea Stoica, Intern

How Did a Romanian Student End Up at Southview Design?

Southview Design is proud to have a wonderful group of interns this year.  Andreea Stoica is from Romania and has been shadowing me this week.  As we traveled across the Twin Cities metro area, she remarked on how similar and yet different Minnesota is to Romania.  I thought it would be interesting to hear those […]

Show Your Love for Pollinators This Growing Season

Written by Sarah Kickert and Photography by Teresa Kickert

Show Your Love for Pollinators This Growing Season

  Many often wonder why pollinators are important in their garden. Pollinators are important because they are vital in the reproduction of flowering plants and the fruits and vegetables. So if you want large blooms, seeds, fruits, and vegetables in your garden, make it a pollinator friendly garden! For more information on Minnesota Native Bees […]

Design Ideas | Four Trends in Backyard Design

WHAT'S NEW AND WHAT'S COMING UP FOR LANDSCAPE DESIGN

Design Ideas | Four Trends in Backyard Design

Trends are the grand forces that motivate people and are not specific to any one industry. They reflect needs and desires that we want answered in all parts of our lives. When it comes to designing a landscape that will be beautiful and functional for decades to come, it’s important to know the difference between […]

Southview Design Grand Award Winners 2016

From the National Association of Landscape Professionals

Southview Design Grand Award Winners 2016

We are proud to share some great news. Southview Design has won 4 Grand Awards from the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP – formerly PLANET).  The award-winning designers include Matt Burton and Tim Johnson. First project: Matt Burton, designer – Pool and landscape on a point: This project was three years in planning and […]

Searching for a Home?

Curb Appeal Can Be Fixed!

Searching for a Home?

According to the National Association of Home Builders, the Builders Association of the Twin Cities and CNBC, the number of mortgage applications has been up and down in recent weeks. However, the number is still more than 40% higher than this time last year – meaning more people are looking for a home.  Whether it’s […]

Outdoor Living Under the Deck

Don't Waste the Space!

Outdoor Living Under the Deck

When dreaming of outdoor living spaces you would like to see in your back yard, why not take advantage of the most overlooked space? Under the deck. The majority of homeowners think it’s good for nothing more than storing yard/garden tools, children’s toys, or overwintering patio furniture. If there is enough headroom, why not create […]

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