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Ranch Landscape Design

Use this design sheet to help you create the perfect ranch-style landscape. You'll get ideas for color, décor, materials, plants and fabric. It is a great starting point for any Texas landscaping project.

Ranch Landscape Design (PDF)

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Texas can be a challenging place to create and maintain beautiful landscapes. Drought is common and weather can be extreme. However, with a little knowledge and professional help you can have the landscape of your dreams. Browse the Texas landscaping resources above to begin gathering ideas for your project.

Your property offers a great opportunity to extend your living space and create a gathering spot for family and friends. Many parts of Texas have a climate that is suited to outdoor living during most of the year. For this reason, swimming pools, outdoor kitchens, and fire features are popular additions. If you have the space, consider adding a sports court such as bocce ball or volleyball. With features such as these your home will quickly become the place everyone wants to be.

Get these tips

In this section you'll find tips from landscaping professionals on:

  • What paving materials are best for a desert landscape
  • How to make the most of Texas' warm climate with an outdoor kitchen or swimming pool
  • Ways to create shade in your garden
  • What type of patio furniture is best suited for sunny Texas
  • Landscaping your property for fire safety
  • Creating a sustainable landscape that uses little water
  • How to choose plants that will thrive in a Texas garden
  • What plants to use to create a colorful, low-water garden
  • Picking plants that grow in full sun
  • Selecting boulders based on the details of your house and landscape
  • Grouping large rocks to create focal points in your front or backyard
  • How to landscape around your foundation and keep it from cracking
  • What materials to use in a ranch-style landscape design
  • Selecting décor elements for a Texas landscape
  • Screening your porch or patio to keep out mosquitos
  • Creating a focal point with a bold fountain
  • How to make a giant chess board in your backyard
  • Installing an outdoor shower
  • Creating an Asian-inspired entrance to your garden
  • Bringing a tropical resort atmosphere to your backyard

It's easier than you think to have a beautiful and functional Texas landscape. Contact a local landscaping professional today to get started on your new yard.

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