Landscaping for Your Home Style
Your home's architecture – formal and imposing, casually horizontal, whimsical or evoking a specific region – can help you design a complementary landscape. We talked to Mary Palmer Dargan, ASLA, author of Timeless Landscape Design and Susan Cohan, APLD, for landscape design tips for 10 home styles.
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Arts and Crafts
Earthy adobe walls, enclosed courtyards and rounded exteriors with square windows and heavy wood doors are signatures of this ancient home style. Lawns and plants that need plenty of water are not compatible with pueblo revival homes, which originated in the desert. Instead, plant masses of low-growing native plants –cactus and succulents in the Southwest; yuccas and native cactus in the East – and blanket them with gravel instead of grass. Finish the look with gravel or stone pathways and a shade structure like an arbor (called a ramada in the Southwest).