The back yard has a lushness that the front yard lacks. However, it also requires water.
The landscaping, walkway, and distant patio were all completed about ten years ago.
Don't let the green color fool you. If you look closely you can see how our lawn has suffered from the drought. We are fortunate that all of the plants in this yard are established and are able to survive with a minimal amount of water. Most of our smaller plants are in containers making it much easier to saturate with grey water salvaged from the shower.