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By replacing a normal lawn with a mixture of perennials and shrubs you can create a lush space while using half the water

Large, stained concrete pavers lead through a dramatic CA garden to the front door. A low fence separates public space from private, makes front yard liveable. March '12 Sunset Magazine

Low-water landscaping made easy When Claudia Armann and her husband, Kurt, moved in, the first-time homeowners faced a boring patch of lawn and little else. Two years later, they enjoy a vibrant landscape composed of succulents and drought-tolerant perennials that win admiring looks from passersby.

Low maintenance, low water, front yard landscape makeover by Forget Me Not Landscape Design.

Pots with succulents at entry stairs from street by David Feix Landscape Design, via Flickr, so gorgeous