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7 Farmhouse Landscape Design Ideas

The farmhouse style has always been characterized by the feeling of life outside the fast lane. Broad, open, warm, and relaxed—homes and landscapes that follow this style tend to call back to a lot of design details and trends from the country and naturalistic trends. 

However, even if you do live closer to the urban jungle, there is not much stopping you from creating your own little farmhouse styled oasis in your home. All you need is a bit of space, some plants and gardening supplies, a bit of elbow grease, and a heart and soul that longs for that feeling of rural relaxation. 

Check out the following seven examples in this article for a few extra dashes of inspiration if you’re trying to put together your own farmhouse landscape at home.

1. Nook Under the Stars

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This beautiful outdoor patio space is a relatively fancy, but otherwise excellent example of how far you can incorporate the farmhouse look and feel into your outdoor spaces. 

Comfy outdoor seating wraps around the outside edge of the space, maximizing space along the inside for people to move around. Beautiful potted plants and warm lighting are placed strategically around the seating to envelop it and its occupants in a warm and cozy setting. 

All of this is framed by the space’s main attraction—the large pergola that is built out of wide, solid wood with a bit of a rustic stain that really helps to sell the country or outback feel. 

2. Lush Garden Path

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Lush greenery is one of the hallmark qualities of the farmhouse style, and one of the best things about it is that you can incorporate it into just about any place it will fit in. 

Take, for example, this outdoor pathway. The thick greenery lining both sides gives the path a lot of visual interest for not a lot of effort. And if you have access to a good gardener, the possibilities are endless when it comes to the kinds of colors and textures that you can incorporate into this otherwise innocuous outdoor space. 

3. Home on the Range

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It is important to understand that the farmhouse style does not strictly apply to landscaping design; as you can probably guess from the name, “farmhouse” is very much used to refer to the architectural style of a home—just like the one we see in this example.

The landscaping used in this home doesn’t have the lushness of some of the other examples on this list, but it does have a significant amount of variety that homeowners can and should take note of. Variety is, after all, the spice of life, and having a good mix of both greenery and colorful flowers can add a lot of character to an otherwise simple-looking home.

4. Overhanging Greenery

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As we touched on at the beginning of this article, farmhouse landscaping is incredibly versatile in that you don’t need a whole lot of space to incorporate its features.

A great example of that is in this home, which makes up for its limited garden space on the ground by planting a lot of flowering shrubs and creeping vines on the house itself. The plants produce a very beautiful overgrown effect that mimics similar plant creeping on rural architecture. 

5. Manicured Meadow

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Traditional farmhouses out in the countryside are often accompanied by very wide and open fields, which are typically kept in fairly good shape. Even though this home does not have the more rustic qualities of the farmhouse style, its wide but otherwise trimmed lawns definitely do.

Another great way to bring the feel of the countryside to your home’s landscape is to have trees and taller shrubs around the edge of the property. The height and thickness of the trees creates a visual and physical wall of sorts that wraps and frames the home. 

6. Conversational Corner

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Another great implementation of farmhouse landscape design in a relatively small space is this conversational corner out by the front of a rustic gate. The flowers and greenery envelop the seating of this space to give its occupants the very visceral feeling of sitting amongst the flowers. 

Besides that, the space is thoughtfully paved with gravel and rocks, which is connected to a tiled path for clean and defined entry and exit. The rough-hewn and stained bamboo chairs also contribute to the country tones of this mini garden. 

7. Hedge-Walled Garden

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Our last example on this list goes all out in its landscaping, making full use of the fenced-in garden space to create a beautiful secluded outdoor space that is bordered by tall and vibrant red shrubbery along the outside. 

Compared to some of the other examples on this list, the sole metal swing seems a bit spartan in terms of furnishings; however, it still serves the landscape relatively well. 

Tips for Farmhouse Landscape Design

We have seen from the examples above that there are a wide variety of ways with which you can incorporate the farmhouse style into your gardens, patios, and other outdoor landscapes. To help you out on your next landscaping project, we have a few more tips below that you can use:

  • Make use of local plants and materials. One of the hallmarks of farmhouse landscaping is that it is connected with the surrounding nature. Using rock, wood, and plants local to your region allows your landscape to blend in seamlessly.
  • Choose plants that fit your region. Following the previous tip, it is also usually a good idea to choose local plants as they are accustomed to the climate of your region. While those exotic plants might give your landscape a very unique look, they might not be able to survive in your region without very costly care.
  • Find and repeat patterns. Your surroundings will almost always have patterns of some sort—a line, a color, or even texture. Take advantage of this and repeat these patterns in your own landscaping to create a distinct look that blends well with your home or the surrounding foliage. 

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