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Play “I spy” a Southview Design truck!

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Tell us when you spot a Southview truck, and you’ll be entered in a drawing to win a $75.00 gift card to the Mall of America. The rules of the game are simple: 1. Spot a Southview Design truck 2. Post your siting on one of our social media sites Facebook.com/southviewdesign Instagram.com/southviewdesign Twitter.com/southviewdesign REMINDER — DRIVE […]

We Should be Watering

Plants, Trees, and Lawns

We Should be Watering

Here in Minnesota, we are in a moderate drought.  After winter, most people hope for the blue sky, sunny days during the spring.  But at this point, we should be hoping for some rain….a gentle, soaking rain.  The kind that lasts the whole day, maybe two or three days. Until the rains come, here are […]

Team Efforts to Create a Backyard

Creating indoor/outdoor spaces that work together

Team Efforts to Create a Backyard

More people are looking to connect with the outdoors…specifically, their own backyard.  Whether it’s bringing the indoors out or the outdoors in…sometimes all it takes is a little team effort.  Desi Creswell, an interior designer, and one of Southview’s landscape designers, Meg Arnosti, together with a builder and an architect create a beautiful backyard oasis for […]

The Big Reveal

Welcome to KARE 11's New Backyard!

The Big Reveal

KARE 11 Backyard Project Page | More Backyard Posts Southview Design is proud to have been a partner in this project.  Working with the Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC), KARE 11, and all of the partners who stepped up to make this project a success – this was an incredible collaborative effort on everyone’s […]

KARE 11 Backyard Landscape Renovation Nearing Completion

Reveal should be week of July 23rd - stay tuned!

KARE 11 Backyard Landscape Renovation Nearing Completion

Wednesday, July 9th:  The folks at the Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC) and KARE 11 can hardly contain themselves.  We can see the light at the end of the tunnel – or rather Backyard!  The fence is being painted this week.  Southview Design’s crew will be back in KARE 11’s Backyard during the […]

The Fireplace is Just About Done

After a brief setback due to the weather, we are on track

The Fireplace is Just About Done

After the torrential rains of the past several days, the fireplace is looking good.  Jason from Twin City Fireplace & Stone said the last few finishing touches should be done on Monday.  Then the pergola will go in. These large pieces of stone will be artistically cut for the fireplace….hint:  look at the top of […]

A Long-blooming Perennial for any Minnesota Garden

Happy Little Yellow Flowers

A Long-blooming Perennial for any Minnesota Garden

This perennial is one to seriously consider for your Minnesota gardens.  What’s not to like?!  Coreopsis ‘Zagreb’ has the unfortunate common name of Tickseed but it is a beautiful plant that will bloom from June to September with a little deadheading along the way.  Zagreb and all of the other cultivars of Coreopsis have a […]

KARE 11 water feature and pavers

The KARE11 Backyard water feature has a bubbler boulder at the headwaters that is over 5,000 lbs.  The boulder is from Oklahoma, brought in by Denny Sandin from The Mill Pond.  Denny is also crafting a copper tree to go atop the boulder when the water feature construction is complete.  Take a look at the […]

Fireplace is Taking Center Stage This Week!

In spite of the weather

Fireplace is Taking Center Stage This Week!

Southview and Twin City Fireplace & Stone are working side-by-side this week in the KARE11 Backyard.  Click here to watch the live stream camera each day as the landscape elements start to take shape in the Backyard.  Just look for the “Watch” icon on the upper left side of the KARE11 website.  Of course, it’s […]

Pavers and More

Permeable Pavers for the KARE11 Backyard

Pavers and More

A big thank you to our friends at Anchor Block for the permeable pavers and retaining wall block.  They have been great partners in the KARE11/Builders Association of the Twin Cities project.  Check out the Anchor website for a look at other pavers and retaining wall block in a variety of colors and styles.  There […]

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