Given our current drought situation in Southern California, THIS was the best year to take out our front lawn and put in native, drought tolerant plants. // native drought tolerant plants for your yard, gardening, landscaping
Keep the garden vertical. That's why it's good to look for shrubs and trees that max out interest as they grow up, not out. Try dwarf varieties for a small backyard, as well as more columnar evergreens (bonus—they boost wintertime interest, too).
44 Small Backyard Landscape Designs to Make Yours Perfect