Create a border between the different areas of your lawn. Use small rocks, potted plants and flowers, or black plastic edging to create decorative borders between the Tucson sod and gravel portions of your front lawn.
Xeriscape garden by Susan Blake of Santa Fe, features many beautiful drought tolerant species, including Zauschneria, Stachys, Centranthus, lavender, Yarrow, Iris, Russian Sage, Gaillardia, and many ornamental grasses. photo by Charles Mann
Big on features, not on grass Bridges, islands, and a shaded fireplace add plenty of whimsical details to this Albuquerque backyard—no water necessary. And a smattering of carefully chosen drought-resistant plants offer just enough no-fuss greenery to create a lush feel.