DIY drip irrigation
ground cover in sunny location
This looks like a gorgeous groundcover: Sedum spurium 'John Creech.' Hardy to zone 3, heat tolerant, low maintenance once established, good alternative to lawn. Also nice between pavers.
I saw this garden when I was walking in Kent. A clever mixture of planting: vegetables, salad leaves, herbs, lavender and flowers. Great use of a corridor shaped garden with a focal point to draw the eye.