If you live at hot region, Southwest landscape design is fit for your outdoor view. This Southwest style landscaping is inspired from native American, Spanish and Mexican building architecture. You can still find their influence into this landscaping style. This landscaping design reflect condition with less water , dry climate, desert view, less rain and shiny sun. What make this landscaping style look interesting and fascinating, because of bright color, native plants and rough textures existing. Are you interested?
Think about native elements before creating Southwest landscape design. This landscaping style has simple geometric shape, specially curve shape is seen every where. This curve create welcoming impression for guests to come in, feel relax and enjoy. Build patio between garden and your house then put furniture from wood and rock. Don’t forget to add a broad walk to make strong statement. Some Southwest building complete their outdoor view with statue.
If at modern home landscaping, we use finished wood, here at Southwest landscape design, unfinished wood ( aspen, juniper, etc ) that is used. Add river rock, gravel, terra cota paving, brick, pebble and stucco. Brick and stucco are used as wall surrounding plants area or as garden edging materials. Benefits of these materials: low cost, smart and environment friendly.
Your Southwest landscape design ideas will not complete unless you add Southwestern accessories like rug, pottery, animal sculpture, cowboy pictures at terrace, handwoven basket and mural at the wall. These accessories make your outdoor view look really unique and traditional. Don’t put modern elements here, it will destructive your effort to build Southwest landscape style.
Choose the right plants
All Southwestern plants have characteristics need low water and less maintenance. You don’t need to watering every day. Some plants you can pick: cacti, yucca, pinion and succulent. These are common plants at Southwest landscape. Others plants you add to enhance your new landscape appearance are perennial and shrub. Perennials like blue fax, coreopsis, salvias and coneflower and shrubs like lavender and Texas sage are great choice. If you want enhance its beauty, add ornamental grass like yellow pampass and Mexican feather grass.