Before the home renovation we had a large grassy area in the front yard with a walkway and river rock beds. Unfortunately our beautiful lawn was compromised during the renovation because we had a PODS storage unit sitting on top of it for months.
After the renovation we decided against the grass and went for full on drought-tolerant landscaping that we did ourselves.
We are all so pleased with the way it came out and receive constant compliments on it! I think it is great that we are able to save water and money, but also have a front yard that inspires. I have included pictures of our new landscaping below: