Simple landscaping ideas for a ranch style house is available in various designs; you can choose one of them and apply it to your house. In arranging the garden on your ranch house, there are things that you need to pay attention of. First, you need to avoid arranging your garden in casual manner; because it will make your house look plain. Ranch house is known for its simple design, but it stands out for its colorful painting that improves the performance of the house. In balancing the exterior design, you might need to create an advance looking garden to support the simple design of your house. Adding more plants is considered as the easiest way in improving the exterior design of your ranch house; you can add hedgerows, trees, and any other plants that give shape to your garden. You can also make natural stone arrangement on your landscape to strengthen the classical or the country side looking of your house. If you have more money on your project, adding small pond can also be possible.
To improve the front yard, you can add curved walkway to soften the angularity of the house, while straight walking part will only make your house look less attractive. Some people prefer to mix the color of the grass to give more shape on the exterior design, but sometimes it will give an odd look to your exterior designed. Rather than playing with grass, we recommend you to plant more plants to give volume on your landscape. Some of designers argue that applying single plant on your ranch house will give an accent, but others exterior designer argue that adding colorful flowers plants will give energy to your house. You can choose the one that you preferred, since both of them are fit to any type of ranch house.
Rather than applying small flowers, we recommend you to apply larger plants such as Kousa dogwood, Amur maple, Flowering cherry, Lamium, Ajuga, and Bishop’s weed. Basically, the plants for front landscape can be combined from these following categories including scrub, ground cover, perennial flower and tree. It doesn’t mean that you have to plant all of them, but combining each of them will improve the look of your house. You can add the tree next to window to protect your house from the heat and add the ground cover or scrubs next to the walking path. You can let the rest of the landscape as an empty space if you have children, because it can be treated as the playground. But adding more plant spots can also be preferable, especially if you enjoy the gardening.