Southwest Style Yard Designs
The Desert Southwest design style is catching on in a real big way. And not just in Arizona, New Mexico, and other arid desert regions. You can see at least hints of it in the landscaping ideas, gardens, yards, and homes in many other parts of the country as well.
As the popularity of Santa Fe and Southwest style architecture increases along with an interest in Xeriscaping and desert landscaping methods, so will fresh new yard and garden designs that reflect the style.
The types of materials, color combinations, and architecture of homes is obvious and shares a lot of the same characteristics as Mediterranean style of homes. And while the types of plants and hardscape materials common in southwest yards and gardens are perfect for these design styles, they actually work well with and transition easily with many other garden styles. The simplicity, hardscape, southwest plants, etc. adapt well with many different home styles and themes.
The sites that made it into this directory are to some of the best and most creative Southwest landscaping ideas from Santa Fe, Arizona, and desert style design firms and sites. There is a lot of real good stuff here to get ideas and inspiration for your own yard.
A Few Of Our Own Designs, Plans, And Ideas
There's a lot of detail in this design. Not only is this front yard a circular driveway but it also addresses a hillside slope on the lot. Some more good desert southwest planting examples as well.
We used native limestone to create a natural dry stack wall for this xeriscape design. This is a very natural looking landscape design for almost any Southwest style home.
This Santa Fe style yard design has a lot of curves which makes it flow and feel like it is actually bigger than it is. You'll also get some good southwest planting ideas from this one.
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Plants Of The Southwestern U.S. Desert Region
Chihuahuan Desert Plants
A great example of planting around the front door entrance of a Southwest style home. Depending on climate, desert plants and cactus like these work well together to create the right atmosphere.
This house and front yard has all the right elements combined to create the southwest atmosphere. Earth tones, subtle colors, stucco, natural stone, and desert plants combine well to create the unmistakable look.
This front courtyard surrounded by a stucco wall give a good idea of color combinations used to create the rignt atmosphere. A simple planting scheme of drought resistant desert plants also adds to the design.