No way does the front yard of this 1950s home feel outdated. Landscape designers gave it a simple, contemporary look with low-maintenance plants that thrive in the California climate, gravel and edgy touches like concrete walls and walkways.
Drawing on the home's charming French country style, the landscape architects decorated the front yard with pretty trees and flowers. Mass planted Russian sage and ornamental grasses fill the beds, while stone columns offer symmetry and balance.
The designers of this beautiful Southwestern style landscape use natural colors to make the space standout. The brown hues of the rocks in the gabion wall and the tile accent steps compliment that natural green hues of the desert plants that surround them, making the landscape of this house match the natural landscape of the land that surrounds it.
Natural wood shingles weather with age, becoming the lovely dove gray color seen on this home. Landscaping on the front slope provides privacy from the street, and a bench tucked off to the side makes a quiet garden retreat.
Beautiful tropical landscaping frames the front of the HGTV Smart Home 2013. The Florida home features a covered porch, beautiful tropical landscaping, and a paver driveway to a matching detached garage.
The landscaping needed to be drought tolerant, given this home's location in San Luis Obispo, California. So texture dominates the landscape design, a stylish blend of gravel, wood, concrete and succulents. Low-voltage lighting gives off an inviting glow.
Landscaping incorporates native plants around this charming home. The mulch eliminates the need for chemical fertilizers and requires little irrigation – which means more time spent on the spacious front porch.