Since the pandemic forced families to hunker down, the value of outdoor living spaces and well-landscaped yards has become paramount. Southview Design, which launched in 1978, has completed more than 8,500 outdoor projects in the Twin Cities metro and western Wisconsin, and excels at transforming challenging sites into gorgeous outdoor living spaces.
No matter the size of the yard, the difficulty of the site, or the complexity of the dream—which these days might include a swimming pool, hot tub, pool house, putting green, fireplace, outdoor kitchen, dining area, patio, pergola, and gardens—Southview Design has the expertise to design and build to the highest standards, and uses hardworking crews led by expert project managers.
Intricate hardscapes, shoreline restoration, steps, outdoor lighting, sport courts, massive retaining walls, steep slopes, architectural design elements, and environmental considerations (like controlling runoff into lakes and streams) are all in their wheelhouse. Using 3D modeling and drones, Southview Design can “walk” and “fly” homeowners through their proposed outdoor living areas and gardens. During hands-on meetings, Southview’s designers and landscape architects guide clients through design, planning, budgeting, and construction.
Southview Design’s exemplary work has earned the company more than 45 awards for excellence in design, including from Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association (MNLA), the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP), regional and national awards from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), the Minnesota Chapter of NARI, Midwest Home magazine, and Professional Remodeler magazine.
“Southview recently redesigned our front yard,” says one client. “We were impressed with the designer’s ability to incorporate our existing plants into a new design, and the plant guide they created that helps us manage and care for our new landscaping. The entire crew was professional and always took time to answer our questions.”
As homeowners continue to want integrated interior and exterior spaces, to extend the seasons and embrace life outdoors, Southview continues to innovate outdoor rooms and amenities seamlessly connected to the home. From luxury lakeside homes to small urban yards, Northwoods-inspired trellises and walls to terraces along the forest’s edge, Southview’s professional landscape designers plan robust outdoor living spaces and landscapes that thrive even in Minnesota weather.
“After searching for five years, we finally found Southview, which designed and implemented a landscape project in front of our home,” says one relieved client. “The plan perfectly accommodates our home’s design and our location along the river bluffs. The landscape crews were friendly, hardworking, and skilled; the project supervisor and design manager worked together during installation. We’re totally satisfied with all facets of the project.”
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