This Southwest Front yard landscaping has a lot to offer for some good Southwest design ideas. A great example of Southwest colors and plants decorating a simple and quite common adobe and vegas architectural design.
The ground cover, plants, and other elements are earthy and natural which stays within the natural feel of the Southwest landscape and the architectural style of the home. The colors are characteristic and the plan is simply designed with plants. The plants themselves are neutral and used to accent areas as the front entry gate is framed and led into by the plantings.