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The Best Landscape Styles for Your Home

Beautiful and aesthetically pleasing landscape design can go a long way in making your home feel consistent and put-together. While tastes differ, there a number of common landscape styles you can incorporate in the look and feel of your exterior spaces. Whether you are looking for a Tuscan retreat or a desert oasis, there is sure to be a style that fits the aesthetic of your home. At Creative Environments, we have decades of experience helping homeowners craft their dream spaces. If you are looking for some inspiration for your next project, here are some common landscape designs you should consider.


Desert landscape styles are a great option for Arizona homes, reflecting the flora and fauna of the Valley. Our model at Saguaro Estates is a great example of incorporating and showcasing desert design elements. A triangular-shaped water feature in the corner of the property contrasts effortlessly with desert plant elements and a bamboo cutout backdrop. The entertaining space located in the front of the property mixes marble surfaces with cacti and rock elements, making it feel like a true desert oasis and the perfect spot to enjoy time outside.


Modern and minimally inspired design elements have become very popular choices for homeowners and homes whose landscaping features clean lines and hardscape elements are highly sought after. Our Seville model showcases the geometric and angular features commonly seen with this style, with a pool area in particular that plays with contrast and sharp lines. A clean stone backdrop is highlighted by a metallic waterfall feature cascading into an edgeless pool with overlooking black-tiled tub. Stylistic touches that can serve as attention-grabbing focal points are also a great way to help more minimalist spaces stand out, like the bold hanging swing overlooking the pool area at our Bridle Ranch model.


Tuscan style landscaping takes inspiration from classic Italian homes and aesthetics, and features warm, earth tones and a lot of green elements. Opulent gardens and floral touches are landmarks in Tuscan design, and our Whisper Ranch Westin features an elegant outdoor entertaining space offset by a stone wood-fired pizza oven and a number of manicured flower beds. The overhanging string lighting gives homeowners the perfect place to spend time with friends and family on warm nights while enjoying a homemade slice.

Entertaining is an important part of the Tuscan lifestyle, and any home drawing inspiration from classic Italian design prioritizes well-designed areas for eating and spending time with loved ones. In our Sterling Grove Hastings Model, a large tree overlooks a spacious, centrally-located outdoor entertaining space, complete with plush seating and a fire table. Ornate iron window guards and other green elements easily make you feel like you’re spending time in a Mediterranean villa.

As the #1 Phoenix Landscaping and Build Company, we have decades of experience giving Arizona homeowners exceptional spaces they can enjoy for years to come. Our design process ensures we can bring the ideas for your space to life. For tips on designing a backyard oasis everyone can enjoy, please contact us today.

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