Yard Plans Gallery
The landscaping ideas on this page are free for you to look at and get examples from. These are the actual designs for front yards and backyards that have been created for our own clients. Do not publicly reprint.
Some of these designs include complete layout renderings, guidelines, and extended instructions for planting schemes, patios, courtyards, xeriscaping, entryways, and more.
These designs were created for specific shape yards and lots and may not go perfectly with your exact property. However, that's not necessarily important or should it keep you from incorporation any of the specifics of these designs into your own plans. Simply mix and match different characteristics, shapes, planting schemes, and materials from different designs into something that will work for your own yard.
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This plan has a really unique shape and demonstrates continuity of a lawn area that has a natural stone path running through it. The mediterranean style of the home as well as the plants give this front yard landscape design its atmosphere and style.
A large project for a Mediterranean Italian style home. Design includes ideas for the front yard, backyard, backyard waterfall, and enclosed courtyard. See courtyard designs if you're interested in more ideas for courtyards.
A really cool backyard landscape design with play area, sand box, tricycle trail, outdoor kitchen, dog run area and more. A very universal plan whether you have children or not.
The largest residential yard we've done so far. A very clean design with a lot of ideas for landscaping different areas of the yard. This design includes a segment specifically for backyard, front yard, and swimming pool.
We used native locally grown limestone rocks to create a dry stack wall for this multi level design. This is a very natural looking free flowing backyard landscape that will go well with almost any Southwest style home.
A circular driveway on a hill with xeriscape landscaping and plants surrounding it and the home. See front yard landscaping ideas for more designs, ideas, and pictures of front yards.
A very large front yard design at the end of a culdesac street. A lot of good design ideas and tips for shape, plants, and planting.
This design uses a lot of different elements to give it its unique design, atmosphere, and appeal. There's also fake dry river bed to help drainage on the curb corner. Very unique design idea.
This is an example of a southwest, Santa Fe style front yard landscape. We used a lot of free curves in this design which gave the illusion of even more space.
This free Southwest Santa Fe style xeriscape design could be used for a slightly sloped lot or house on a small hill. Also see hillside yards for more pictures, plans, and ideas for landscaping yards on hillsides and slopes.
A small lawn and retaining wall on a sloped lot help make this Mediterranean yard very appealing.
This is a good example of asymetrical design. If you have an odd out of the ordinary shaped yard, you might find the shape and elements in this one helpful.
Most yards are unique in shape and character. In turn, odd shaped yards can be quite a challenge to landscape. This design may hold some ideas for you if you're dealing with a challenging project.
This design is of an odd shaped front yard in a cul-de-sac combined with extreme shade. A fairly plain and simple plan with a few good tips for shape, materials, and plants.
Here's yet another Southwest xeriscape. This is a very simple free flowing design for a square yard. As you'll see in this plan, it's the type of plants used and not the design shape that give this yard its Southwest flavor.
This Southwest xeriscape landscaping idea uses a lot of different elements to create color and contrast even in Winter months when there are no plants growing.
These pictures show how we created a sunken brick patio and small garden out of an old unused inground swimming pool. Not many people will do this with an old pool. However, regardless if you have a pool, there are some great landscaping ideas here for how to build a sunken patio garden.
Again, in order to get the most out of these plans you may want to keep a few things in mind while going through them.
- Mix And Match Design Ideas and the different shapes of different designs and layouts. If you can't find a layout to fit your exact front yard or backyard, find two or more that you can incorporate together to create a plan that will work.
- Don't get hung up on specific materials, hardscapes, and plant materials that we use in these yards and gardens. Focus more on shape and functionality. The materials will be determined mostly by what is available in your area.
- These Landscaping Styles can work with other styles. If one of our layouts is for a Mediterranean front yard, don't think that you can't use it for a Southwest home, different style, or even a backyard. Sometimes simply changing the types of plants is all that's necessary to change the entire atmosphere and style of a design.
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