Raised beds, collecting rainwater as well. - perhaps tiered beds can have a French drain at the end that catches excess water run off from the rain. It would be a larger area to collect rain water and would only be extra If the other plants were all watered.
Add Water-Whether it's a little (fountain and koi ponds) or a lot (hot tubs and swimming pools), water is a pleasing outdoor design feature.
The oak block water feature, nicknamed "Chunky," was the hero for this project. In the building contract, Baker and Handley specified that a particular furniture builder, Stephen Iino, be awarded the realization of "Chunky" who was made out of an oak block sourced from a Pennsylvania mill and can be used as a bench.