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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 […]

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 […]

KARE11 Backyard Project – Southview Starts

Team: BATC, KARE11, and Southview Design

KARE11 Backyard Project - Southview Starts

Saturday, May 31st – After a week of deconstruction and debris removal by Better Futures and All Metro Excavating, the electricians and plumbers had their turn putting in lines for the new Backyard.  The concrete landing, walkway, and steps just outside the studio door the meteorologists and guests use will be heated during the winter.  […]

Edible Gardens Making a Comeback

Put vegetables and herbs in your existing landscape

Edible Gardens Making a Comeback

When you shop for flowers, consider buying a few edibles. It’s not necessary to designate a spot in your yard for a vegetable garden.  You can easily incorporate edibles into your yard, gardens, or containers. Why put edibles in your landscape?  Three good reasons top the list: Vegetables straight out of the garden just taste […]

Garden Whimsy – Fun for All Ages

Fairies, and Gnomes, and Elves - Oh My!

Garden Whimsy – Fun for All Ages

There is something enchanting about the miniature-sized fairy gardens. Haven’t seen one? Look closely in your neighbor’s garden. Mystical, magical, and unexpected, these tiny gardens stir up our imaginations. Don’t believe in fairies? Tinkerbelle would be disappointed. But these gardens can also harbor elves, gnomes, and leprechauns. The idea of a fairy garden goes back […]

KARE11’s Back Yard

Southview Design to help with the renovation

KARE11's Back Yard

The KARE 11 Backyard has been part of the community for nearly 30 years, and it’s time for a new look. This spring, with help from the Builders Association of the Twin Cities, the Backyard is going to be remodeled. KARE 11 and BATC (Builders Association of the Twin Cities) have asked Southview Design to […]

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