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Landscape Career – Best Choice Ever

Written by Jacob Lichty, Intern

Landscape Career - Best Choice Ever

Growing up every kid has a dream. Mine was always to be a professional hockey player.  I carried that with me from mites through high school to juniors.  But being an Iowa hockey player was no easy task. The prices to play the sport went through the roof. As I got older, the cost to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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