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Ranch Landscape Design

Get decor and plant recommendations that will work for a Ranch-style home. For a high-res, printable guide to this style visit:

By accentuating the color of the foundation and tying it into the front door, the designer gave this ranch-style home depth. By Shannon Baird Design in Portland, OR.

This rock garden variety of Daphne would fit in great in a ranch-style landscape. It looks so much sturdier than some of the more frou-frou varieties. Available from Arrowhead Alpines, a mail-order nursery in Michigan.

This Acer henryi tree shows marvelous fall color and would look great in the landscape of a ranch-style home. Available from Arrowhead Alpines, a mail-order nursery in Michigan.

This tapestry of plants enhances the backyard of this ranch-style home without overwhelming the architecture or feeling out of place. Beautiful contemporary design by Arterra Landscape Architecture in San Francisco, CA.

This contemporary update to a 1960's ranch-style home's garden shows what you can do with modern aesthetics, while still working with the lines of your architecture. Design by Arterra Landscape Architects in San Francisco, CA.

The majestic northern red oak, Quercus rubra, would make a beautiful addition to the landscaping for a ranch-style home. From the Arbor Day Foundation, which offers inexpensive trees for climates around the US.

  • JoAnn Bumiller

    Cactus garden

  • Diane Winger

    think about where you will plant this...I have one in my front yard close to the house and I clean up after it all year! The leaves start falling late summer in clusters, the pollen in the spring is off the charts, the tiny acorns get caught in the spaces between the boards on my porch. Beautiful tree but keep it far away from your house!

  • Landscaping Network

    Great points, Diane! I love the majesty of oaks, but yes, best to give them the space to do their thing.

The Russian sage seems to light up under the hot mid-day sunshine. Love them with the little pine and the smooth stonework. Design by Peak Landscape Inc in Truckee, CA.

  • Kristina Bascochea

    I like the "airiness" and movement you get with Russian sage - lavender gives you the colors but not the movement it is a more solid plant

  • Landscaping Network

    I am so with you, Kris! Lavender feels so much more static. -Genevieve

Dining, Western style. These side chairs are handcrafted of rustic teak wood reclaimed from old farm homes and ranching implements. Since teak is safe for the elements, you can dine indoors or under the stars. From King Ranch Saddle Shop.

This cedar split rail fence has a casual, country look perfect for a ranch-style home. The light-colored stonework on the other side of the fence makes a beautiful contrast. By Peak Landscape Inc in Truckee, CA.

This Wagon Wheel Lounger from King Ranch Saddle Shop gives a touch of high-end Western flair to the ranch-style home and garden. Just love the polished finish on this beautiful chair.

This fieldstone entry would make a beautiful design for a Ranch-style home, since so many Ranch-style homes have stone veneer on the house. Design by Lewis Garden & Landscape in Whitinsville, MA.

This modern Ranch-style home got a modern update with some bold, geometric twists on the traditional 1950's suburban front yard. Design by SHWA Landscape Architecture.