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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Backyard Games: How About a Game of Chess?

Or Maybe Checkers??

Backyard Games:  How About a Game of Chess?

Did you think backyard games meant the standard basketball or football?  What if you were looking for games anyone could play at any age?  How about chess or checkers?  That’s just what a Woodbury, Mn family was hoping for.  With six grandsons (between the ages of 7 to 17) and all of them interested in […]

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 […]

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