Square concrete paver walkways with Mexican pebble joints connect the studio with the house, fire pit area and nearby concrete patio, and pea gravel makes for a clean and budget-friendly mulch material. Minimal planting, modern details and exterior lighting complete the outdoor space with a polished look.
With a smooth circle driveway and sleek landscape lighting, the exterior of this Las Vegas Valley home is cool and modern. Layers of succulents and cacti decorate the yard for natural greenery with minimal maintenance.
Swap water guzzling plants for low water use beauties. Many drought tolerant plants feature leaves that are silver, spiny or succulent (thick) in nature. You can find low water use plants for any region, from desert to Northern Plains. Visit a quality garden center to explore the plant choices for your neck of the woods.
Low-water landscaping combines with sleek paver walkways and copper walls to create a rustic yet welcoming outdoor space. Stacked stone and stucco walls mix with terracotta roof tiles for a quintessential southwestern home.
A symmetrical, low water landscape works well with the Las Vegas climate. The modern home's exterior includes an outer mesh screen around the top portion to filter the direct sunlight and keep the outdoor space a little bit cooler.
This backyard art studio is designed as a contemporary work space outside of the main residence and paired with a functional and beautiful low-water landscape with clean lines to match. The studio features sliding glass doors and clerestory windows to maximize natural light and is surrounded by sleek concrete pavers and Mexican pebble joints.
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.
With an ongoing drought in California, landscape designer Katharine Webster turned to drought-tolerant plants, such as a yucca, rather than flowers to complement the existing boxwoods and ivy that frame the brick walkway leading to the front door of the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015.
Low water plants such as agave and cacti work well for this Las Vegas home's landscape. An outer mesh screen on the upper level and covered courtyard below encourage the homeowners to enjoy the outdoors, even in the heat.
Stacked stone walls create a rustic atmosphere for this welcoming covered patio. A brick walkway leads to the comfortable outdoor living space, while pebble beds are used throughout the backyard for low-water landscaping.