Front yard swimming pool with views of the St. Croix River Valley

You Put the Pool Where?

Nature provided this riverfront home with a stunning backdrop, but the yard lacked sufficient space for family gatherings. The homeowners envisioned a classic landscape design. They wanted a swimming pool for their two active kids and more space to gather with friends and family to enjoy the views of the St. Croix River Valley. As for plantings, they requested low maintenance everything.

Several locations were considered for the pool before deciding on the least assuming place of all - the front yard! The landscape architect worked hard to create a unique plan that checked all the clients boxes and more. Easy care perennials and fade resistant pavers were carefully selected to ensure the overall plan was as low maintenance as possible.

Front yard view featuring a fire patio, hot tub and fenced swimming pool

The patio and spa are positioned to overlook the St. Croix River

All the boxes checked

The new yard features a fully fenced swimming pool, hot tub, paver patio and low maintenance plantings. There is still plenty of green space for the kids to run around!

Walkway with low Maintenace plantings

Low Maintenance Plantings

Scarlet Flame Phlox, Goldsturm Rudbeckia, Asclepias Tuberosa, Karl Foerster Feather Reed grass and May Night Salvia line the walkway to the front of the home.

The homeowners love their new yard. The kids spend their summer days splashing in the pool, while mom and dad enjoy entertaining their friends and family.

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