Oh goodness! What to do with this yard!??
This is the little ranch-style house we have that is now rented out. The tenants are not interested at all in caring for the outside of the place and watering, although they do keep the inside neat and clean. The lawn has since all died out.
We're in So Cal and would like to re-do the front yard so this wouldn't be the most unattractive place on the block, yet be we'd like it pretty, water-wise and easy care for us.
Putting in a dry creek bed of rocks wouldn't fit with the neighborhood, nor would a front yard of gravel interspersed with rocks, boulders, or plants placed willy-nilly. Artificial turf looks too...well, artificial. We'd like to avoid having it look like a desert landscape.
We go over there to water about every 7 to 12 days. The europys daisies in front of the one window have all been taken out and not replaced with anything. The plant off to the far right is hardy rosemary.
Any help, ideas, or suggestions are welcome!