The yucca plants in this yard have their own planter box to make the spaces for each type of plants defined. Behind the yucca, there are cacti lining the gabion wall. Each of these species of plant are drought resistant, so they will not need much water in the coming summer heat.
Concrete pavers in a gravel path lead the way to the front door. Drought-tolerant grasses line the landscape and are easy to maintain. It's black-thumbs approved! --> http://www.hgtv.com/design/hgtv-smart-home/2015/front-yard-pictures-from-hgtv-smart-home-2015-pictures?soc=smartpin