Desert Southwest Front Yard Design Ideas

The way this front yard is landscaped is so typical and common in front of Southwest style homes. Often mistakenly refered to as xeriscaping, it is more of a cactus garden than a xeriscape. Xeriscaping, which is a method of water wise landscaping common in desert landscapes, can actually be applied to most garden design styles.

While more and more southwest and desert front yards and landscapes follow this trend of mass planted cactus and native plants, there are still quite a few southwest yard designs that are elaborate and detailed with more costly materials. And while there is a big difference in the way the different gardens look, even the lavishly planted in can be a xeriscape.

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