Thyme Thyme is a drought resistant plant that is a beautiful shade of purple. Save water and glam up your lawn at the same time! While a little foot traffic won't hurt, you should set up a walking path through the thyme to keep from damaging the plants.
DROUGHT TOLERANT ALTERNATIVES TO LAWNS With drought a perennial problem even in typically greener parts of the country, homeowners might want to reconsider the thirsty, maintenance-intense lawn and try some of these ground covers instead.
Blond Mexican feather grass dances in breezes. Near wild land where it’s a weedy nuisance, try similar Slender Veldt Grass (sold as Pennisetum spathiolatum)—“the closest I’ve found to it,” says Grace.
In front of fence in side yard Deer Grass – Deer Grass is dependable and fast growing. This ornamental grass is the perfect softening contrast to harsh cacti and boulders in your landscape. It thrives in full sun and harsh hot temperatures
Dymondia "lawn," Los Altos offers a visually soothing expanse of greenery that can handle foot traffic. To temper dymondia's silver hue, dotted with swaths of 'Dragon's Blood' sedum and thin-bladed Carex divulsa.
In many parts of the country, water resources are becoming scarcer. That& why it& a good idea to landscape your home using waterwise techniques. Called xeriscaping, this process will help you have a less thirsty backyard.
Right-side of yard as a visual divider between neighbors driveway and mine. With this drought-tolerant garden bed, all of the plants can withstand drier conditions -- although naturally they’ll look fuller and more vigorous with ample moisture.
Creeping thyme at the bottom of a gravel path helps prevent water. Ornamental grasses offer color and structure in this drought-resistant garden. Purple catmint and allium edge the gravel path in this flowerbed.