“From my first meeting with Tim, he took time to hear my vision for my yard and also give suggestions based on the space, the direction the house was facing, and the fact that I mentioned to him that I don’t have a “green thumb” and wanted something low maintenance that would last without a lot of extra care from me.

He put together a design and it was beyond what I could have imagined. I was absolutely in love with it and we moved forward with his plan. The crew worked for two days and got everything done and all the plants in and were very efficient and friendly. It looked fabulous! I have recommended Tim and his company to several of my neighbors as I’ve had lots of compliments on our landscaping.

Thank you Tim for all your hard work and creativity. I absolutely love our landscaping and it will be enjoyed for years to come.”

Molly S.
Apple Valley, MN

“We have used Tim in the past, and that is why we used him for our current project.

From start to finish Tim was always involved. He listens and communicates with you from the planning stages through to the completion of the project. His attention to detail and the hard work of his crews made it easy on all of us. I would highly recommend him and his company to anyone who wants the job done right, and on time.”

Mark & Karie C.
Vadnais Heights, MN

“I have used Tim Johnson, President of LIVIT Site + Structure, LLC, for several landscape projects at my home and couldn’t be happier with the results. Tim has the keen ability to translate vague customer requirements into beautiful landscape designs that truly enhance the appeal of any property.

His unique customer satisfaction skills prove valuable, as he easily provides guidance through the entire design and build process, delivering beautiful landscape solutions within schedule and budget. Your landscape goals will definitely be realized through Tim and his team!”

Ruth D.
Shoreview, MN

Storybook Charmer by Tim Johnson of Livit Landscape Design

“The proof of a job well done and a more-than-satisfied customer is repeat business. I have used Tim Johnson on two separate custom-built homes and a third separate project that involved adding a pool and surrounding deck, plantings, grasses, shrubs, etc. to our second custom-built home.

Tim is equal parts artist and engineer. He has the best judgment for picking plantings, patio materials, fences, use of boulder walls, all of which have turned out beautifully. But just as important, he stands by the occasional small tree that doesn’t make it through the winter and his work is stable (referring to the walls specifically) and lasting. He is dedicated and by that I mean, he SHOWS UP. And finally, he knows how to communicate. I have never wondered what is going on with a project, because he keeps his customers informed, always.

Livit’s work is of such a quality that I have referred countless friends, neighbors, even people I barely know (“Hey, check out our property, it’s awesome”) if they take a wrong turn up our street.

So: Quality. Engineer. Artist. Communicator. Value.”

Jackie C.
Mendota Heights, MN

“Tim immediately understood our vision for how we wanted to use our back yard and what we wanted it to look like. He gave us multiple entertaining spaces within a fairly small space and left us plenty of green space for the kids. The firepit, the outdoor TV area, the way he designed the outdoor nature areas make us feel as if we have our own private space to enjoy amidst closely neighboring homes.

We wanted things like a mature spruce tree and planting areas to offset the hardscapes along with an easy-on, easy-off firepit area so he suggested a gas line that we could piggyback off of an outdoor kitchen in the future. We executed 80% of the project in a short time frame while planning for future expansion and changes by putting in concrete footings that would support a larger deck or pergola.

It was the little things like drainage planning, low-voltage plans and planting mix that ensures there’s blooming color not just in summer but throughout the spring, summer and fall. Tim’s consultative approach was welcoming and once you meet with him it’s obvious he has a lot of experience. Tim’s teams were friendly with us and our young kids when they were on site. Tim and the LIVIT team delivered. We’re very happy with the results.”

Heather and Jason B.
Lakeville, MN

“Tim had worked with my family on several projects, but it wasn’t until I hired him for my home that I truly realized why he is of such value to our properties. Tim created such inventive solutions to make my home more beautiful, useful and livable. He designed a new garage complete with a finished interior that connects by a new porch to my home. My yard has been landscaped to include an exterior hot tub and water feature.

Working with Tim is worry free and always educational. Tim’s communication is excellent and his workmanship is top notch. I would recommend Tim to any potential client looking for quality, service and communication.”

Griffen K.
Tonka Bay, MN

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“We have had Tim Johnson design, implement and refresh our whole yard landscape over the years. Our number one reason for our repeat business with Tim is his attention to detail and his amazing organization.

He meets and truly listens to what the customer wants, then will lay out a design to present. During the presentation of his plan he listens and advises about any changes requested. He will work with you until you are completely happy with the design.

During the construction process he was consistently checking on the work and the progress. He was timely at returning phone calls, emails and answering any questions.

Upon completion of the project he will check in from time to time to be sure all is going well. His experience in landscape design shines through from beginning to end of project. We highly recommend Tim and his team.”

Tim and Kris M.
Inver Grove Heights. MN

“We used LIVIT Site & Structure for an extensive backyard makeover, including an addition onto our home. We were not only pleased with Tim’s artistic vision, but his ability to alter his design to fit our family’s needs. What resulted was a beautiful, functional outdoor living space that has already created wonderful family memories.

Communication was thorough and complete. This ensured a smooth design/build process. No detail was overlooked. We highly recommend LIVIT Site & Structure if you are looking to create a unique, comfortable outdoor living space.”

Melissa & Jeff W.
Lakeville, MN

Everything and more landscape design by Livit

“Tim and the LIVIT Team are the BEST! If you are considering making the exterior of your home a showpiece or you want to create an outdoor living space you need to contact Tim Johnson! His creativity is unsurpassed, he truly listens to the clients wants and needs, sticks to budgets large and small and performs in a timely manner. His Team is always so professional and have always left our home and yard spotless. We could not recommend LIVIT enough! We have already been brainstorming with him on our next project. “

Beth & Mark R.
Excelsior, MN

We’ve worked with Tim on several outdoor projects and have been extremely pleased. Our most recent was a complete re-imagining of our outdoor living space including the addition of an outdoor kitchen, pergola, bar and fire table. An existing deck on the main level needed to be connected to the new lower level patio and kitchen which we accomplished with a spiral staircase. And, the fire table was added to change the deck from an eating area to a leisure seating area.

A unique feature of the project was to incorporate an area for brewing beer – not an easy task and required several design iterations to get it right.

Once the design finished, Tim guided us through the selection of hardscape materials, lighting and furniture. He just knew the right places to visit and the products/materials that would look great!

Construction oversight was an especially important phase as Tim and his LIVIT Site + Structure subcontractors gave attention to the incredible details that were needed to convert our ideas into reality. He even had a solution when we discovered a surprise fresh water spring running under the area planned for the lower level patio.

The finished project is a comfortable and fun place to entertain guests and to relax after a busy day. We’re grateful for the support Tim gave us along the way!”

Cindy & Brian B.
West Saint Paul, MN

Happy Hour Haven low-maintenance landscaping by LIVIT Site + Structure

“Tim has been our -go to- Landscape Designer through five properties we have owned. His creativity combined with his genuine and trustworthy nature has earned him our business again and again. He’s designed and built amazing outdoor living spaces and structures for our family. Each design is as diverse as the home itself and makes the quality of our lives better with each project.

Tim’s recent construction projects with us have been large in scope. His ability to organize and manage a successful project reduced what we thought would have been a stressful process. He provided added value by managing the city’s complex approval process. His drawings, budgeting, approval process and streamlined billing has made each design decision flow efficiently. I am looking forward to future projects with LIVIT Site + Structure.”

E. H.
Minnetonka, MN