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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

3 Qualities to Look for in a Landscape Company

Choosing is Easier than You Think

3 Qualities to Look for in a Landscape Company

Hard to believe but it’s not always “about the price”.  For some, it’s more about getting good value for the money.  Part of that value is feeling confident in your choice. Take the time to look at a company’s values and you increase your chances of a successful relationship.  Here are a few qualities to […]

Top 3 Maintenance Tips for Swimming Pool Owners

How to Keep Your Pool Sparkling

Top 3 Maintenance Tips for Swimming Pool Owners

If a swimming pool is on your must-have list, here are the three most important must-dos in maintenance: 1) A balanced pool is the most important factor in swimming pool maintenance.  You may be surprised to find out a “balanced” pool has nothing to do with the chlorine level.  Regularly check and keep the pH, […]

Swimming Pool FAQs

Should I get a Swimming Pool?

Swimming Pool FAQs

I recently sat down with Scott London from Sundays Off Pools in Minneapolis to talk about what homeowners should think about before buying a pool.  He shared the top 3 most frequently-asked homeowner/client questions:   1)      Can I get a pool to sit by? It’s not always about swimming.  Homeowners asking this question are looking […]

2013 Outdoor Living Trends

What Does Your Dream Back Yard Look Like?

2013 Outdoor Living Trends

Outdoor living spaces have moved beyond the simple patio or deck with way too much furniture in a too-small-space.  Each designed space is unique and reflects the homeowner’s needs and wants.  However, the list of must-haves has changed a bit over the last few years.  Outdoor kitchens were all the rage just a few years […]

Backyard Design – Award-winning and Stunning

Home Sweet Resort

Backyard Design - Award-winning and Stunning

This Minnesota lakeside project won an award from NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry).  Southview’s designer, Tim Johnson, won the 2012  Contractor of the Year for Residential Exterior.  The clients’ overall goal was entertaining family and friends.  The original wish list included a pool, fire pit, and an outdoor kitchen (which was a surprise […]

Backyard Potential

Changing ho-hum into WOW

Backyard Potential

Originally, just a plain white house with a standard deck, a huge yard that dwarfs the play system, evergreen screening from the neighbors and a whole lotta lawn to mow. Pretty standard stuff. But is this house and yard really “all it can be”? With a little vision and planning, the transformation was spectacular. The […]

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