The exteriors of ranch style houses are notoriously boring, as they are typically long, flat and have low-pitched roofs, which means the roofs are nearly flat with just a slight slant. Landscaping ideas for the front yard of a ranch style house allows you to introduce some excitement into your outdoor space and makes your guests feel welcome. The ornamental grasses are one of landscaping ideas for ranch style house. Group ornamental grasses on your ranch landscape for vertical interest that’s not too tall. Grasses provide texture, movement and a natural look. These members of the Poaceae family are extremely drought-tolerant and require only that you cut them back before the new spring growth begins. The gracefully swaying Miscanthus sinensis, hardy in Zones 5 through 9, is well-suited to a ranch. It grows to about 6 feet tall and is topped with wheat-like plumes.