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.
These homeowners have continued their water-conscious design into the backyard. Here, they have also replaced the grass with gravel, and the plants they have used can withstand the drought. The gazing pool in the yard is the perfect place to relax on a warm day, but will not need constant refilling.
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 modern front entrance of this Midcentury Modern home welcomes guests into the space. Instead of traditional landscaping, gravel, concrete and a few native, drought resistant plants create a low maintenance space that will be durable throughout California's dry summer months.
In the backyard, some height is added with a tree, which is drought resistant, just like the rest of the plants that have been planted in this yard. Throughout the backyard, different colored stones have been used to help add some color and distinction to the space without having to plant more plants or grass.
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.
A public gathering area at a Malibu, Calif., market is trimmed with trees, drought-resistant plants, ample lighting and benches to both encourage mingling while keeping crowds contained to one location.
A metal planter displays the house number just outside this modern courtyard. Drought-resistant plants fill the rustic container, which accents the contemporary concrete wall that separates the patio from the street.
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.
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.
In desert areas, choose drought-resistant plants and flowers for landscaping that's beautiful and environmentally friendly. Here, drifts of Mexican sage, lavender, Lamb's Ear, Lantana, Senecio Serpens and rosemary fill the front yard and cascade along the walkway.
This modern Southwestern style home is eco-friendly-something the homeowners are concerned about. The drought resistant plants will hold up in the harsh desert climates, and instead of grass, the homeowners have used gravel and other rocks to cut down on their water consumption.
The homeowners wanted their estate to blend into the surroundings without detracting from the natural beauty of the desert, so designers used natural colors and materials in the design. By planting native, drought resistant plants, they were even able to merge the lines of the property with the surrounding deserts.