Xeriscape w/Pics Need Bones
I posted the thread "Xeriscape- no grass", but didn't get a response.
So, here are some pics approaching house from the street. Eye is automatically drawn to the driveway. (We keep cars in driveway)
I've got good decent shade in the summer, which softens the driveway considerably, but in the winter, it looks very hot and it glares. (I'm in Texas and summers are very very hot and winters are hot too)
Driveway view summer:
Driveway view winter:
Summer shade is from, oaks and pecan which are deciduous.
Most of the low growing plants, along this sidewalk strip: lantana, purple heart, and salvia are partly deciduous.
The lantana in the winter pic is blooming, but it is wirey and looks messy.
Do you think I need to provide a soothing horizontal evergreen monotype interest, like a hugging groundcover in the foreground? (In place of the lantana)
But it also needs something taller to screen the driveway a bit....
I just don't seem to know how to go about doing this.
Although the area might appear a bit "overgrown" in the summer, here is the neighborhood view. House blends in well: