About four years ago we decided to remove our front lawn. As it turns out, it has been perfect for the last several drought years.
Low maintenance plants, a pea gravel undefined walkway, and a semi-wall have given us new privacy and new sitting area. The front is especially beautiful at night with low-voltage lights highlighting the olive trees and select grasses.
Also, you can see here that we are decorated for the Halloween season. This will be a constant reminder that we began our demolition for the project in October of 2014 and finally finished our project in October of 2015. Also, I like the way the spots of orange contrast nicely with the green tones of the foliage.