A small front yard in St. Paul, Minnesota is planted with a mix of low-growing deciduous and evergreen greenery in place of a traditional turf lawn.
  • Location: St. Paul’s Mac-Groveland Neighborhood
  • Property Type: Residential¬†
  • Year: 2019
  • Project Size: 1915 SF
  • Services: Design
  • Collaborators: N/A

About The Project

The existing splendor of a lone native Tamarack (Larix Laricina) tree in front of the Mac-Groveland neighborhood house in St. Paul anchored this lawn replacement design, capturing the home’s quaint cabin-like charm. The client sought to get rid of all traditional under-functioning lawn in the front yard and boulevard while updating to a lower maintenance landscape using minimal flowering species and instead focusing on swaths of unique textural foliage shades of blues, greens, silvers, and chartreuse native sedge, ferns, and grasses and shrubs with some non-native accents. Previously outdated and failing plastic edging housed uninspired foundation beds. Adding gentle topography gave the space depth and movement while dwarfed conifers provide winter interest to this simple yet elegant Northern Minnesota inspired landscape.

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