To keep the grounds sustainable, the landscaping incorporated permeable paving, mulches, recycled materials, locally sourced and site-salvaged materials and low maintenance, low-water demand and drought-tolerant plants.
Drought tolerant succulents like Echeverias, Agave Attenuata, Flap jack Kalanchoe and sedum are planted inside the concrete of this patio. A wooden/metal pergola adds balance to this contemporary backyard space.
Thyme is the beautiful, soft greenery growing between this segmented paver path. In the gardens on either side, drought-tolerant succulents and grasses provide a wide range of complementary and contrasting colors.
The stylish side entrance to the renovated Eichler home features a paver footpath with drought tolerant ground cover between them and border plantings of ornamental grasses and other attractive low maintenance vegetation.
Beds of drought tolerant shrubs and ornamental grasses, sand finished concrete pavers, statuary, a raised deck for lounging and other features bring a zen garden feel to this private pool and patio area.
This 10-year-old garden belongs to a home in Utah. It features a lovely mixture of drought-tolerant perennials, ornamental grasses and native plants for an overall look that complements its high desert setting.
Coral paving winds around to a privacy courtyard planted with soft tipped aloe and 'fireball' bromeliads, creating a tropical, yet drought-tolerant secret garden. The low-maintenance design is by Nievera Williams Design of Palm Beach, Fla.
Bistro lights are the finishing touch on this modern courtyard, illuminating the wood furniture, bluestone paving with pebble accents, crushed granite and rustic container. Drought-tolerant plants surround the patio, adding a flair of green to complete the space.
There’s been an ongoing battle between Alabama, Georgia and Florida over water rights. Tennessee even recently jumped into the fray. These Georgia homeowners opted for a synthetic lawn bordered by drought tolerant plants, cutting their water usage in half.
An intricately patterned arbor crafted from aluminum casts lovely patterns of light and shadow across this backyard patio designed by Exterior Worlds Landscaping, including order shrubs for privacy, drought-tolerant plants and a bed of limestone chips for flooring.
The landscaping needed to be drought tolerant, given this home's location in San Luis Obispo, California. So texture dominates the landscape design, a stylish blend of gravel, wood, concrete and succulents. Low-voltage lighting gives off an inviting glow.
Trees shade a spacious and stylish courtyard accented by drought-tolerant plants and LED string lights. The hardscaping combines bluestone paving with pebble accents and crushed granite paving. Both existing trees were retained when the new garden was installed in December 2014.
Two deep-seated teak lounge chairs with red cushions covered in all-weather fabric make for a cozy outdoor seating area. Prairie-type, drought-tolerant grasses that surround the nook are found along roadsides and in edge-of-woodland conditions in Plymouth.