Great mix of drought tolerant plants - love this for the area along the street.

Front Yard Sidewalk Garden Ideas: Filling beds with low maintenance, easy-care plants, such as these ornamental grasses, including fountain grass (Pennisetum) and blue oat grass (Helictotrichon) Via BHG

Use black lava rock (apply water seal product for wet look), pea gravel, and basin for a water feature in yard.

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Woodside, CA - traditional - landscape - San Francisco - Keith Willig Landscape Services, Inc. This is what I call half & half: half of it is hardscaped & xeriscaped, the other half is not.