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.
The landscape designers for this expansive property were among the first to use Southern Living's Sunshine Ligustrum. The brilliant yellow plant has a compact look and despite its delicate appearance is a hardy evergreen.
Just as you would coordinate colors in your house’s rooms, select tones to carry through your outdoor space. Here, Shades of Green tied together this inviting area with olive trees and drought-tolerant plants in green and gray tones.
Native plants are famous for their carefree personalities and ability to thrive on rainfall. Mexican hat plant is no exception. It delivers season-long color to the landscape in plants that demand minimal care and water.
Surrounding the stone court, formal masses of pachysandra, crimson barberry, azalea, and oak leaf hydrangea flow among sculpted boxwood hedges, sugar maples, and spruce offer a full range of color, texture, and seasonal interest to the home's landscape.
A serene swimming pool is positioned in the spacious, vibrant backyard of this dreamy home. Tiers of planted shrubs and flowers create levels in the landscaping and add gorgeous color against the light, neutral exterior walls.
The concern for this design was sustainability, so to landscape the exterior of the house, the designers used mostly reclaimed materials, like the stones that make up the gabion wall, and plants that wouldn't require much water, such as the cactus.
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.