This modern, Southwestern style home gets a front yard makeover. The homeowners are concerned with water conservation in the summer months, so the designers used their desert surroundings to inspire their design. Because of the dry soil, erosion is always a worry, so a gabion wall was installed in the back of yard to help stave off any erosion issues. Flowerbeds were then added around the steps leading to the front door. Those beds were filled with desert plants that can easily handle the lack of water they will receive in the summer months. Then, landscapers added stones instead of mulch or grass to fill in the beds and in between the driveway and the stairs to keep down the reliance on water and to give the design a desert feel.
HGTV Dream Home 2010 landscape designer Tom Holmes grouped plants and boulders in vignettes that would lead the eye through the yard. Flowering crabapple trees and an assortment of conifers add color and structure to the landscape.
Earth-toned stacked stone is used to create a beautiful exterior for this Arizona home. Overlooking the desert landscaping is a large balcony with dining area and comfortable lounge chairs. Urns full of cacti bring the southwestern landscaping into the design.
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.
Beautiful neutral pavers create a welcoming patio that overlooks stunning Arizona views. Blue tile is used around the pool area for a brilliant pop of color, and southwestern-inspired tiles border the patio. Desert landscaping brings life to the space.
This home—and especially its landscaping—is a fascinating mix of Southwestern meets modern. Metal beams and concrete retaining walls pair with sandy-colored gravel and feathery grasses for a look that's minimalist yet inviting.
This Southwestern house combines stone and stucco facades. Heavy lintels span doors and windows and a chimney pokes up at the entrance and towers over the Spanish-tiled roof and formal, desert-style landscaping below.
Stacked stones in soft shades of sand and brown are used to create beautiful textured walls for this southwestern home. The angled wall provides a protected, private entry to the home and large courtyard. When the sun sets behind the cutouts in the wall, it creates a spectacular vision.
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.
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.
In the same landscape, landscape architect Keith Anderson also created this Southwest garden, complete with "musicians." Along with the Asian- and European-style gardens, the entire landscape fits into an acre lot. Social events held in the three spaces have seen up to 270 people at one time in the garden.
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.
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.
A flat roof and gray stucco exterior create an eye-catching house design rooted in Southwestern style. Desert landscaping consisting of native Arizona plants create curb appeal that complements the overall home design.
A flat roof and beige stucco exterior create an exterior design rooted in Southwestern style. Desert landscaping consisting of native Arizona plants, boulders and a gold-colored groundcover create curb appeal consistent with the overall home design.