this is my idea of great landscaping. Sculptural shapes of the plants and rocks, gravel. No need to water, prune or clean up leaves/debris. Keep the weed out and run the hose over it once in a while. SOLD.
SO13 I like the idea of a fenced in front yard area. It could provide extra parking for the blue bonnet lot where there's no easy access to the back. its a good mud/grass free area for the dogs when it's raining to go to the bathroom & hose it down. Provides separation from the road noise.