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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 […]

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 […]

Big Easy in Highland Park

Or How to Fit New Orleans in Your Back Yard

Big Easy in Highland Park

Landscape designer Matt Burton packed a lot of landscaping in a very small urban St. Paul back yard.  In just 800 square feet, he created  outdoor spaces for a gas-burning fireplace, a water feature, and a private patio/seating area…all surrounded by a cedar privacy fence and done with a New Orleans flair. The ‘before’ pictures […]

Time Just Flew By…in the KARE 11 Backyard

How Does It Look Today?

Time Just Flew By...in the KARE 11 Backyard

Hard to believe it’s been a year since the landscape renovation of the KARE 11 Backyard was completed and the reveal was broadcast on the evening news.  In recognition of the 1-year anniversary of the Backyard, KARE 11 put together a video – a fast-forward look through the seasons in the backyard: The First Year in […]

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 […]

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 […]

Honorable Mention in Residential Exterior Category (NARI)

National Association of the Remodeling Industry

Honorable Mention in Residential Exterior Category (NARI)

Each year, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry-Mn Chapter (NARI) has their Contractor of the Year (CotY) Awards in November.  This year, Tim Johnson took home an Honorable Mention in the Residential Exterior Category for his project in North Oaks. With no cabin or other vacation property, this North Oaks family of four decided […]

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