Pioneering Landscaping and Hardscaping Solutions

South Side Specialties

stands as a comprehensive landscaping company dedicated to serving the Fairfax, Virginia, and its surrounding NoVa areas.


In-Person Consultation

The best way to address your needs is through direct, meaningful interaction


3-D Design

Where creativity meets precision, innovation takes shape, and where spaces come to life in vivid detail



A dynamic and cohesive team of professionals who exemplify excellence in every aspect of their work

About South Side Specialties

South Side Specialties: Where Dreams Blossom in Northern Virginia and Beyond

At South Side Specialties, we go beyond conventional landscaping. We are the architects of outdoor dreams, crafting vibrant living spaces that transcend ordinary expectations. From inviting patios and decks to enchanting outdoor kitchens and alluring pergolas, our expertise extends to every facet of outdoor living.

In 2019, our journey began in the unlikeliest of places—a one-bedroom apartment—with Jeremy South at the helm. Transitioning from his role as an Operations Manager in a local landscaping business, Jeremy embarked on an extraordinary odyssey marked by boundless creativity and unwavering determination. He pounded the pavement, driven by the belief that the great outdoors held limitless potential.

The cornerstone of our success lies in our dedicated team, with José Barerra making a pivotal entrance. Jose shared our unwavering passion for excellence and sought to redefine industry standards. His joining, at the very precipice of the pandemic, brought 20 years of invaluable experience, enabling Jeremy to shift his focus to building the company.

As the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the nation, presenting unprecedented challenges, South Side Specialties stood as a beacon of hope. We adapted swiftly, implementing rigorous safety protocols to protect both our team and clients. Jeremy’s personal connections with clients offered reassurance in uncertain times, as trust and understanding became our guiding principles.

In the face of adversity, we remained steadfast, restoring faith in the great outdoors as a sanctuary. Within a remarkably short year, our dedication and adaptability not only preserved our existing client relationships but also attracted new ones, resulting in an impressive doubling of our client base.

What’s even more remarkable is that South Side Specialties became a source of solace, not only for our valued clients but also for employees who had lost their jobs at other companies due to pandemic-related shutdowns. Our team grew from just 3 dedicated members to nearly 25, offering employment and stability to individuals seeking a fresh start in challenging times.

Jeremy’s ability to connect with clients on a personal level ensured that their unique visions weren’t just honored but brought to life with a level of excellence that defied the challenges of the pandemic. Our team’s unwavering commitment to delivering impeccable results, even amidst uncertainty, solidified our reputation as a company that thrives in adversity.

Today, South Side Specialties stands as a testament to our unwavering commitment, adaptability, and the belief that outdoor spaces can offer solace, beauty, and endless possibilities, no matter the circumstances.

Jeremy South

Introducing Jeremy South: Owner and Visionary

From Jeremy’s Perspective:

“Completing a project fills me with an exhilarating mix of gratitude and purpose. Reality may not always be picture-perfect, but I see potential and beauty in every challenge. As a dreamer, these projects aren’t mere tasks – they’re beacons of hope, tangible proof that the courage to dream can make anything possible. Clients bring their dreams to us, and together, we mold them into the breathtaking reality they’ve envisioned. We’re not just crafting landscapes; we’re shaping our world, and that’s precisely why I’m passionate about what we do.”

Originally hailing from the vibrant city of Greensboro, North Carolina, Jeremy South has been captivated by the world of design and architecture since his earliest days, nurturing an ambition to build his own business. In 2018, he made the bold decision to move to Virginia, driven by his unwavering commitment to breathe new life into Northern Virginia’s suburban landscapes.

With over seven years of hands-on experience in the realm of the landscape industry, he seamlessly merged his expertise with his lifelong dream. At the age of twenty-four, the prospect of owning a business may have seemed daunting to some, but Jeremy’s outgoing and determined personality propelled him forward. He embodies the spirit of persistence and resilience, tirelessly delivering top-tier services to our clients. His unwavering ambition, unshakable confidence, and delightful sense of humor define his character.

Beyond the confines of work, Jeremy thrives on exploring the local treasures of our region, savoring new culinary experiences, and honing his leadership skills at national conferences. South Side Specialties isn’t just a company to him; it’s his second home, a place where dreams are cultivated and transformed into stunning realities.

Jeremy South

Jeremy and his crew were amazing to work with! I was looking for a flagstone patio that would step up beautifully on the hill in my backyard. Not only did they do an amazing job on the design, but they were professional and kind as can be! I would highly recommend South Side Specialties to anyone looking for a new addition to their home.
L. Stroup