60 Southwestern Style House Landscaping Ideas (Photos)


Welcome! Step out of the desert into the oasis sanctuary created by these Southwestern-style landscaping ideas. Walk through the stone paths and experience the beauty. We hope to inspire you to create your own Southwestern-style oasis of your own.

Southwestern style home with front yard landscaping and brick pathway.

Welcome to our collection of Southwestern-style house landscaping ideas.  Check out various landscaping designs found in fabulous Southwestern-style houses below.

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The sunset sky is a wonderful pairing for this charming Southwestern-style landscaping. The simple exteriors of the home is elevated by the various tall shrubs and palm trees paired with decorative rocks and graveled plots that goes well with the carpet of grass.
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The sunset sky is a wonderful pairing for this charming Southwestern-style landscaping. The simple exteriors of the home are elevated by the various tall shrubs and palm trees paired with decorative rocks and graveled plots that go well with the carpet of grass.

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This is the large swimming pool of the backyard that is augmented by the tall hedge on the far side and the beautiful Southwestern-landscaping on the side adjacent to it. That side is filled with brilliant palm trees and decorative rocks that make the red flowers stand out.
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This is the large swimming pool of the backyard that is augmented by the tall hedge on the far side and the beautiful Southwestern-landscaping on the side adjacent to it. That side is filled with brilliant palm trees and decorative rocks that make the red flowers stand out.

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This view of the Southwestern-style home showcases its charming landscaping that has a simple yet eye-pleasing quality. The entryway to this small terracotta courtyard is adorned with a small wooden trellis. This leads to the small tree planted in a large stone planter with blue patterned tiles on the sides.
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This view of the Southwestern-style home showcases its charming landscaping that has a simple yet eye-pleasing quality. The entryway to this small terracotta courtyard is adorned with a small wooden trellis. This leads to the small tree planted in a large stone planter with blue patterned tiles on the sides.

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This beautiful arched entryway to this Southwestern-style home has a beige tone to its walls that are augmented by the yellow lights of the wall lamps. This is then adorned with tropical trees, flowering shrubs and potted plants that flank the entryway.
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This beautiful arched entryway to this Southwestern-style home has a beige tone to its walls that are augmented by the yellow lights of the wall lamps. This is then adorned with tropical trees, flowering shrubs and potted plants that flank the entryway.

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This wonderful backyard looks straight out of a postcard with its brilliant warm yellow lighting coming from rope lights tied to tall trees and the home exterior. This gives the small outdoor dining area an ethereal surrounding of Southwestern-style landscaping.
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This wonderful backyard looks straight out of a postcard with its brilliant warm yellow lighting coming from rope lights tied to tall trees and the home exterior. This gives the small outdoor dining area an ethereal surrounding of Southwestern-style landscaping.

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This is a charming plot of land that is filled with a well-manicured carpet of grass perfect for those home parties especially with the comfortable shades of the tall trees. This area is surrounded by low hedges of shrubs on one side and the beige walls of the home on the other side.
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This is a charming plot of land that is filled with a well-manicured carpet of grass perfect for those home parties especially with the comfortable shades of the tall trees. This area is surrounded by low hedges of shrubs on one side and the beige walls of the home on the other side.

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This charming Southwestern-style landscaping has a large white and beige stone structure that has stairs and planters filled with shrubs and pines leading up to the home on top of the hill. The white low walls on the sides are flanked by the thick foliage of the landscape allowing for an awesome walk up the stone steps.
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This charming Southwestern-style landscaping has a large white and beige stone structure that has stairs and planters filled with shrubs and pines leading up to the home on top of the hill. The white low walls on the sides are flanked by the thick foliage of the landscape allowing for an awesome walk up the stone steps.

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This is the backyard view of the home that has a quaint area shaded by the surrounding tall exterior walls. This area has an outdoor dining area under a large umbrella complemented by terracotta floors and the view of the amazing Southwestern-style landscaping filled with tropical trees.
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This is the backyard view of the home that has a quaint area shaded by the surrounding tall exterior walls. This area has an outdoor dining area under a large umbrella complemented by terracotta floors and the view of the amazing Southwestern-style landscaping filled with tropical trees.

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This is a Southwestern-style landscaping with a classic look to it. It has outdoor stone tiles that has a light hue matching the exterior walls. This is adorned with white planters that contain tall trees and shrubs neatly inside. This area leads to a wide carpet of grass.
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This is Southwestern-style landscaping with a classic look to it. It has outdoor stone tiles that have a light hue matching the exterior walls. This is adorned with white planters that contain tall trees and shrubs neatly inside. This area leads to a wide carpet of grass.

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This charming pool house is dwarfed by the large trees in the background that tower over the terracotta Gable roofs that contrast the bright white exterior walls that are reflected by the swimming pool that is flanked by miniature gardens and stairways.
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This charming pool house is dwarfed by the large trees in the background that tower over the terracotta Gable roofs that contrast the bright white exterior walls that are reflected by the swimming pool that is flanked by miniature gardens and stairways.

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The mosaic rock walkway of the backyard also leads to this comfortable and warm area that has a large stone firepit in the middle with various chairs around it for relaxing. This has a background of tall shrubs and thick foliage of brilliant green trees.
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The mosaic rock walkway of the backyard also leads to this comfortable and warm area that has a large stone fire pit in the middle with various chairs around it for relaxing. This has a background of tall shrubs and thick foliage of brilliant green trees.

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This is an outdoor dining area that is paired with this Southwestern-style landscaping. white table and its gray outdoor chairs are given a nice background of a tall tree that gives it shade and is surrounded by decorative rocks and shrubs.
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This is an outdoor dining area that is paired with this Southwestern-style landscaping. white table and its gray outdoor chairs are given a nice background of a tall tree that gives it shade and is surrounded by decorative rocks and shrubs.

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The large property is gated with a tall black wrought iron gate that opens to a courtyard and driveway with concrete blocks on the ground. This leads to three wooden garage doors adorned with colorful flowering creeping plants and lamps in between.
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The large property is gated with a tall black wrought iron gate that opens to a courtyard and driveway with concrete blocks on the ground. This leads to three wooden garage doors adorned with colorful flowering creeping plants and lamps in between.

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The walkway towards the charming home is made of bricks with some gray and some are terracotta in tone. This is adorned with Southwestern-style landscaping on both sides that are filled with colorful flowering shrubs and trees that bring an additional color to the beige exteriors.
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The walkway towards the charming home is made of bricks with some gray and some are terracotta in tone. This is adorned with Southwestern-style landscaping on both sides that are filled with colorful flowering shrubs and trees that bring additional color to the beige exteriors.

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This is the spacious courtyard and driveway in front of the house that has beige walls complemented by this Southwestern-style landscaping. The concrete gray driveway is surrounded by graveled area planted with various cacti and succulents with a highlight of a very tall cacti by the entryway.
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This is the spacious courtyard and driveway in front of the house that has beige walls complemented by this Southwestern-style landscaping. The concrete gray driveway is surrounded by graveled area planted with various cacti and succulents with a highlight of very tall cacti by the entryway.

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This is distinctly an example of Southwestern-style landscaping. This is the entryway near the main door with a concrete walkway that is flanked by graveled plots of soil planted with different cacti and succulents that are illuminated by the recessed lights.
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This is distinctly an example of Southwestern-style landscaping. This is the entryway near the main door with a concrete walkway that is flanked by graveled plots of soil planted with different cacti and succulents that are illuminated by the recessed lights.

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This is the view of this home from the vantage point of the asphalt road outside. You can see here that the property is fenced by a tall white wall with a central entryway arch in the middle with iron gates. The white walls are accented by the various Southwestern-style landscaping plants and trees.
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This is the view of this home from the vantage point of the asphalt road outside. You can see here that the property is fenced by a tall white wall with a central entryway arch in the middle with iron gates. The white walls are accented by the various Southwestern-style landscaping plants and trees.

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The classic wooden doors of the main entryway is paired with a terracotta stairway flanked with decorative golden jars on ledges. This main entrance has a nice foreground of a small stone bridge over a stream accented with tall trees and shrubs.
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The classic wooden doors of the main entryway are paired with a terracotta stairway flanked with decorative golden jars on ledges. This main entrance has a nice foreground of a small stone bridge over a stream accented with tall trees and shrubs.

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This is a relaxing backyard with a couple of large Ancient-looking trees that provide a wide canopy of leaves and branches over the outdoor dining area on the mosaic rock flooring surrounded by various shrubs and potted plants that contrast the red cushions of the dining chairs.
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This is a relaxing backyard with a couple of large Ancient-looking trees that provide a wide canopy of leaves and branches over the outdoor dining area on the mosaic rock flooring surrounded by various shrubs and potted plants that contrast the red cushions of the dining chairs.

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This Southwestern-style landscaping boasts of a beautiful curved pool adorned with various tall tropical trees placed in strategic spots to complement the large rock structure that serves as a miniature waterfalls for the blue pool that is contrasted by the red brick planters.
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This Southwestern-style landscaping boasts of a beautiful curved pool adorned with various tall tropical trees placed in strategic spots to complement the large rock structure that serves as miniature waterfalls for the blue pool that is contrasted by the red brick planters.

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This home is divided in two with its own distinct landscaping to complement the section. The right side has the brown garage doors paired with colorful flowering shrubs on the sides and a terracotta driveway. The left side is filled with various tall foliage to flank the terracotta walkway leading to the main entrance.
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This home is divided in two with its own distinct landscaping to complement the section. The right side has the brown garage doors paired with colorful flowering shrubs on the sides and a terracotta driveway. The left side is filled with various tall foliage to flank the terracotta walkway leading to the main entrance.

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This is a charming home with an off-white tone to its exterior walls that matches with the concrete walkway outside. Both of these are complemented by the Southwestern-style landscaping that has yellowish soil made to look like sand to match the various plants and shrubs planted on it as well as the in-ground lights.
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This is a charming home with an off-white tone to its exterior walls that matches with the concrete walkway outside. Both of these are complemented by the Southwestern-style landscaping that has yellowish soil made to look like sand to match the various plants and shrubs planted on it as well as the in-ground lights.

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The highlight of this Southwestern-style landscaping is the bright blue swimming pool that is bordered with stone walkways and an outer layer of short shrubs with flowers. These shrubs complement the beige outer walls of the house enhanced by the wall lamps.
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The highlight of this Southwestern-style landscaping is the bright blue swimming pool that is bordered with stone walkways and an outer layer of short shrubs with flowers. These shrubs complement the beige outer walls of the house enhanced by the wall lamps.

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This is the open area that leads to the poolside through a couple of arched entryways flanked by various potted plants with terracotta pots that go well with the patterned walkway that transitions to a carpet of grass at the seating area warmed by an outdoor fireplace.
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This is the open area that leads to the poolside through a couple of arched entryways flanked by various potted plants with terracotta pots that go well with the patterned walkway that transitions to a carpet of grass at the seating area warmed by an outdoor fireplace.

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This point of view allows for a look at the concrete beige wall that fences in the property. It matches with the beige exterior walls and has a brick layer on top that mirrors the clay roof of the house. This is augmented in front with shrubs and trees surrounded by graveled soil.
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This point of view allows for a look at the concrete beige wall that fences in the property. It matches the beige exterior walls and has a bricklayer on top that mirrors the clay roof of the house. This is augmented in front of shrubs and trees surrounded by graveled soil.

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This is the front view of this lovely home bathed in warm and welcoming yellow lights that also gives accent to the Southwestern-style landscaping filled with decorative rocks and stones in between shrubs and plants that have a dramatic look against the yellow light.

This is the front view of this lovely home bathed in warm and welcoming yellow lights that also gives accent to the Southwestern-style landscaping filled with decorative rocks and stones in between shrubs and plants that have a dramatic look against the yellow light.

This is the backyard swimming pool that stands out against the surrounding carpets of grass as well as the beige exteriors of the home. This pool is also adorned with flowering plants on the sides together with some thin and tall trees.

This is the backyard swimming pool that stands out against the surrounding carpets of grass as well as the beige exteriors of the home. This pool is also adorned with flowering plants on the sides together with some thin and tall trees.

This is a cozy backyard surrounded by tall fences covered with creeping plants giving it a distinct character and hue. This hue is contrasted by the stone structure that is mostly red bricks and concrete housing a fireplace on an L-shaped peninsula with firewood storage below.

This is a cozy backyard surrounded by tall fences covered with creeping plants giving it a distinct character and hue. This hue is contrasted by the stone structure that is mostly red bricks and concrete housing a fireplace on an L-shaped peninsula with firewood storage below.

This lovely home has exterior walls mostly dominated by red bricks. This matches with the walkway leading up to the entryway which is made of terracotta outdoor tiles with patterns lining the sides. This is paired with shrubs on one side and a carpet of grass on the other.

This lovely home has exterior walls mostly dominated by red bricks. This matches the walkway leading up to the entryway which is made of terracotta outdoor tiles with patterns lining the sides. This is paired with shrubs on one side and a carpet of grass on the other.

This backyard has gray fences made of tin ridged panels that are used for roofing most of the time. This fence is topped with a level of wooden planks as additional fencing. This gives privacy to those dining on the black modern dining set that is adorned by the awesome plants on both sides.

This backyard has gray fences made of tin ridged panels that are used for roofing most of the time. This fence is topped with a level of wooden planks as additional fencing. This gives privacy to those dining on the black modern dining set that is adorned by the awesome plants on both sides.

There is a small structure like a gazebo built inside the grounds of this home that has an outdoor dining area of wooden table and benches warmed by the fireplace that is mostly made of red bricks complete with a brick stone chimney jutting out of the roof that is adorned by the tall shrubs.

There is a small structure like a gazebo built inside the grounds of this home that has an outdoor dining area of wooden table and benches warmed by the fireplace that is mostly made of red bricks complete with a brick stone chimney jutting out of the roof that is adorned by the tall shrubs.

This outdoor dining area has a small square wooden table paired with four wooden chairs with a dark wooden tone that stands out against the terracotta flooring that is surrounded by ferns and flowering plants as well as tall trees with large tropical leaves.

This outdoor dining area has a small square wooden table paired with four wooden chairs with a dark wooden tone that stands out against the terracotta flooring that is surrounded by ferns and flowering plants as well as tall trees with large tropical leaves.

The terracotta flooring bricks that constitute the winding walkway passes through the middle of the well-manicured carpets of grass. This is peppered with a few medium-sized trees and shrubs that give a nice colorful contrast for the earthy exterior walls.

The terracotta flooring bricks that constitute the winding walkway passes through the middle of the well-manicured carpets of grass. This is peppered with a few medium-sized trees and shrubs that give a nice color contrast for the earthy exterior walls.

This is a cozy and charming sitting area that can double as an outdoor dining area. It has a square wooden table paired with a couple of wooden plank armchairs. These stand out against the sandy flooring and walkway adorned with the surrounding colorful shrubs.

This is a cozy and charming sitting area that can double as an outdoor dining area. It has a square wooden table paired with a couple of wooden plank armchairs. These stand out against the sandy flooring and walkway adorned with the surrounding colorful shrubs.

This is a Southwestern-style landscape dominated by the towering palm trees that give accent to the classic white exteriors of the home. Those who are walking through the mosaic stone walkway can enjoy this scenery that is blanketed with grass and bathed with sunlight.

This is a Southwestern-style landscape dominated by the towering palm trees that give accent to the classic white exteriors of the home. Those who are walking through the mosaic stone walkway can enjoy this scenery that is blanketed with grass and bathed with sunlight.

The exterior walls of this charming home has a sandy tone to its stone bricks that goes well with the terracotta walkways surrounding the home. This leads to small plot with a well-manicured carpet of grass perfect for home parties.

The exterior walls of this charming home have a sandy tone to its stone bricks that goes well with the terracotta walkways surrounding the home. This leads to small plot with a well-manicured carpet of grass perfect for home parties.

This is the walkway towards the house that is mostly made of various marble stone embedded into the brown sandy dry soil that blends with the brown stone walls. This walkway is also adorned with several in-ground lights lining the sides where there are ledges and terraces with small palm trees planted.

This is the walkway towards the house that is mostly made of various marble stone embedded into the brown sandy dry soil that blends with the brownstone walls. This walkway is also adorned with several in-ground lights lining the sides where there are ledges and terraces with small palm trees planted.

The earthy tone of the exterior walls of this home is augmented by the stone walls that match the pebbled soil of the Southwestern-style landscaping that is filled with various cacti and large succulents bringing splashes of color along with decorative rocks.
By Pascale Land Design

The earthy tone of the exterior walls of this home is augmented by the stone walls that match the pebbled soil of the Southwestern-style landscaping that is filled with various cacti and large succulents bringing splashes of color along with decorative rocks.

A charming earthy orange tone is applied to the stone walls of the fence that pairs well with the distressed blue wooden gate. This is further elevated by the colorful flowers of the surrounding shrubs and grass that flank the mosaic terracotta walkway.
By Designscapes Colorado Inc.

A charming earthy orange tone is applied to the stone walls of the fence that pairs well with the distressed blue wooden gate. This is further elevated by the colorful flowers of the surrounding shrubs and grass that flank the mosaic terracotta walkway.

The brilliant blue sky is a perfect contrast to the earthy palette of this Southwestern-style landscape that seem to match the stone walls. This is also augmented by the man-made stream that runs alongside the stone walkway leading to the entryway of the home.
By Overland Partners

The brilliant blue sky is a perfect contrast to the earthy palette of this Southwestern-style landscape that seems to match the stone walls. This is also augmented by the man-made stream that runs alongside the stone walkway leading to the entryway of the home.

This Southwestern-style landscaping is intentionally made to look like a ruin of a large stone structure. This gives the simple gray exteriors of the house a charming character augmented by the green hue of the various cacti and succulents planted on pebbled grounds.
By Thompson Photographic

This Southwestern-style landscaping is intentionally made to look like a ruin of a large stone structure. This gives the simple gray exteriors of the house a charming character augmented by the green hue of the various cacti and succulents planted on pebbled grounds.

The beautiful sunset background of this Southwestern-style landscape pairs rather well with the yellow spotlights directed on the mosaic stone walkway placed in intervals. This guides the guests as they enjoy the beautiful picturesque backyard.
By Caribou Construction Company

The beautiful sunset background of this Southwestern-style landscape pairs rather well with the yellow spotlights directed on the mosaic stone walkway placed in intervals. This guides the guests as they enjoy the beautiful picturesque backyard.

This is a neat and clean application of the Southwestern-style landscaping that matches well with the modern lines and angles of the home. The various cacti and succulents are planted in perfect measured sequence on the side of the rectangular swimming pool of the backyard.
By Kendle Design Collaborative

This is a neat and clean application of the Southwestern-style landscaping that matches well with the modern lines and angles of the home. The various cacti and succulents are planted in perfect measured sequence on the side of the rectangular swimming pool of the backyard.

This Southwestern-style landscaping maximizes the use of the colorful desert shrubs and plants to give a unique scenery that complements the simple earthy tones of the home that looks like it was shaped by hand out of clay which makes for a unique pairing with the landscape.
By Taos Landscaping

This Southwestern-style landscaping maximizes the use of the colorful desert shrubs and plants to give a unique scenery that complements the simple earthy tones of the home that looks like it was shaped by hand out of clay which makes for a unique pairing with the landscape.

This is a classic and traditional home with a matching landscaping. This is adorned by the Southwestern-style landscaping applied to a corner of the property. The carpet of grass were replaced by sand and pebbles that contrast the large dark planters that bear various small cacti and succulents.
By D-CRAIN Design and Construction

This is a classic and traditional home with matching landscaping. This is adorned by the Southwestern-style landscaping applied to a corner of the property. The carpet of grass were replaced by sand and pebbles that contrast the large dark planters that bear various small cacti and succulents.

This is the view of the house from the vantage point of the sidewalk. This concrete sidewalk is separated from the property with a lining of rough terracotta blocks that border the small plot. This is filled with various cacti and succulents that stand out against the soil covered with wood shavings.
By Houzz

This is the view of the house from the vantage point of the sidewalk. This concrete sidewalk is separated from the property with a lining of rough terracotta blocks that border the small plot. This is filled with various cacti and succulents that stand out against the soil covered with wood shavings.

The earthy and textured exterior walls of this home is warmed by the yellow lights from the wall lamps that also give accent to the Southwestern-style landscaping of the backyard. The various rock formations are adorned with different cacti and succulents along with beautiful flowering plants.
By Carter Photography

The earthy and textured exterior walls of this home are warmed by the yellow lights from the wall lamps that also give accent to the Southwestern-style landscaping of the backyard. The various rock formations are adorned with different cacti and succulents along with beautiful flowering plants.

The black asphalt road splits into this walkway that is made of small red bricks. This asphalt road also gives a contrast to the sandy Southwestern-style landscaping of the house in the distance. This gives plenty of space for the various cacti and and desert plants to create a lovely foreground.
By Desert Foothills Landscape

The black asphalt road splits into this walkway that is made of small red bricks. This asphalt road also gives a contrast to the sandy Southwestern-style landscaping of the house in the distance. This gives plenty of space for the various cacti and desert plants to create a lovely foreground.

The small plot in front of this house's white concrete fence is filled with  Southwestern-style landscaping that appears as if a square of desert land was cut out and transferred to this area. It has a wide variety of desert plants and decorative rocks as well as a small dried-up stream.
By Houzz

The small plot in front of this house’s white concrete fence is filled with  Southwestern-style landscaping that appears as if a square of desert land was cut out and transferred to this area. It has a wide variety of desert plants and decorative rocks as well as a small dried-up stream.

The mosaic stone walkway has a sandy tone to it that matches with the rough stones on the side. These contrast the dark soil of the surrounding Southwestern-style landscaping that are peppered with different desert plants and dramatic-looking aloe plants.
By Neumann Mendro Andrulaitis Architects LLP

The mosaic stone walkway has a sandy tone to it that matches the rough stones on the side. These contrast the dark soil of the surrounding Southwestern-style landscaping that is peppered with different desert plants and dramatic-looking aloe plants.

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