Design The Desert Landscape

Design your landscape

Think about the look that you want to create. Read through magazines and look at lots of pictures to get ideas of what you want for your backyard. Coming up with the design could be the hardest part of the whole landscaping process. Keep in mind how much space you have and the amount of time and money you want to put into your project.

Bring the desert into the landscape

Instead of having plan rocks and boulders in your yard, add some fun colored rocks with different shapes and styles. You can add original desert plants around the rocks to soften them up.

Gardens in the desert

It is possible to have a garden in your desert. You can add flowers as long as they are suitable for the climate and location. Add some texture with plants and flowers will give your desert landscape a whole new look. Remember to keep the lower plants in the front and the higher ones to the back.

The view from indoor

You want to place your garden of beauty where it can be enjoyed from the windows in your house. This way all you have to do is look out and see your paradise waiting for you. This is good also for guest to appreciate your new landscape even from indoors.

Bringing water to your desert landscape

If you live in a climate that is hot and dry, then you may want to think about adding a water feature to your landscape. This is not only fun and creative, but may also offer relief from the heat for you. You can add water gardens or ponds to your landscape. You can also go bigger and design the perfect pool for you and your family. This will defiantly bring more people over for entertaining.

Do not forget the lights at night

One great idea for your landscape is lighting. This is important to show off your new and improved landscape at night. The lights on the rocks will create different shadows and bring your new design alive at night.