These homeowners' main concern is that the exterior of their home be very drought friendly, so they used a gabion wall, made of reclaimed materials, to add to the ambiance of their desert oasis. The plants featured in this design are drought resistant and can go for quite a time without a drop of water. Some of the plants include: cactus, agave and yucca.
This eco-friendly Southwestern style landscaping features modern terraced steps to lead to the home's front door. The plants featured in this garden are drought resistant to stand up to the extreme temperatures of this home's desert location. Other aspects of this design include sustainable materials such as reclaimed stone for the gabion wall and the stone that requires no watering.
Smooth lines coupled with modern design is reflected in the home's exterior as well as the front landscape. Plants that require little water and lots of sunlight work perfectly with the desert climate.
This rustic, steel gate provides the perfect entryway to a Texas home that won the ASLA 2018 Award of Excellence in the residential design category. This reclaimed wood fence by Word + Carr Design Group provides a barrier, but doesn’t overpower the delicate grasses.
To add dimension to this front yard, the homeowners have used their steps to give the space height. Instead of adding plants of varying heights that could obstruct a direct view of the house, the homeowners have terraced their steps, and also their flowerbeds, to give their drought friendly front lawn a little extra pizzaz.
A fence made of curving perpendicular white rods adds visual interest and safety to the pool area of a south Florida property. The white fence is part of the landscape design by ArquitectonicaGEO, a Florida ASLA Annual Design Award winner.
Beds of flowering plants are interrupted by a steel planter, creating dynamic textures and patterns that earn this design at Yard, a project by 2.ink Studio an ASLA 2018 Honor Award in the residential design category. This functional feature manages stormwater runoff for this rooftop garden in Portland, Oregon.
This gabion wall was installed in the back of the garden to help prevent erosion in the dry climate. The cacti and the yucca plants give the wall a pop of color, while the grey stones in the flower beds add an elegant touch to this desert landscape.
The homeowners did not forget the side yard when they did their renovations. The contemplation pool is lined with cactus plants-a drought resistant plant that will thrive in the hot summer months. The green of the cactus plant gives a pop of color to the grey stone of the house, while the dark gray stones that rest around the cactus plants give the space an elegant look.
To the side of this modern, Southwestern style home, rests a long, slender contemplation pool. This pool is lined by drought resistant plants, and stylishly separates the upper level from the lower patio.
The sleek design of this contemporary concrete home by Word + Carr Design Group earned the ASLA 2018 Award of Excellence in the residential design category. Large windows reflect the open sky in Austin, Texas, while the garden of succulents and native grasses capture sunlight.
The neutral material palette of this contemporary open-concept home blends with the site’s natural and restored vegetation in Austin, Texas. The clean design of the backyard pool by Word + Carr Design Group lets the surrounding nature command attention, earning this site the ASLA 2018 Award of Excellence in the Residential Design Category.
The yucca plants in this yard have their own planter box to make the spaces for each type of plants defined. Behind the yucca, there are cacti lining the gabion wall. Each of these species of plant are drought resistant, so they will not need much water in the coming summer heat.