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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 […]

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 […]

Southview Design – Best of…SW Metro Magazine

Southview Design - Best of...SW Metro Magazine

We are proud to announce another win for Southview Design!  This time we won the “Best of…SW Metro Magazine” as Best Landscaper.  Everyone at Southview Design is honored our clients in the southwest metro voted for us!  Thank you!  We appreciate each and every one of you. What is the Best of Southwest Metro? A […]

Fall Favorites

What's in Your Container Garden?

Fall Favorites

Some of us spend time each September/October traveling across the Upper Midwest, chasing the fall color show.  How about we bring that fall color a little closer to home this year with easy-to-assemble container gardens? Our gardeners suggest putting a pansies-grasses-kale-chrysanthemums combination in your containers.  Keep in mind the mums will only be blooming about […]

Fire & Light

Practical and Beautiful

Fire & Light

In a recent ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects) survey, fire pits/fireplaces and night lighting topped the landscape wish lists of what homeowners want. But there are two camps when it comes to why homeowners want those elements. There are those who look at the practicality of adding a fireplace (fire pit) or outdoor lighting […]

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Or What Didn't?

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Now is the time for a garden review. What worked and what didn’t? Were there times when you didn’t have flowers? Do you want more flowers? If so, spring, summer or fall? Did everything in your garden perform to your expectations? As the spring and summer colors in your garden start to fade, do you […]

Front Porches Are Back….and Gaining in Popularity

What's Old is New Again

Front Porches Are Back....and Gaining in Popularity

The front porch. A porch swing. Two rockers. Flowers. A game of chess. Did you grow up in a home with a front porch?  I have always loved the front porch swing myself. Life on the front porch – it has always been a place to enjoy the lazy, hazy summer afternoons and evenings, a […]