A/Z - an easy X for me
X - Xeriscape
Xeriscape is VERY popular here. This is the front yard of our house. As you can see, trees and plants, shrubs, and rocks.
No grass. It makes perfect sense with water conservation, especially since this is considered a high desert.
They even put inserts into the water bill on water smart trees and shrubs.
Not that I would know any of the names of the trees and shrubs in our neighborhood. They are low maintenance though.
There are "normal" neighborhoods here that have green grass yards, mostly I think the older homes. Most of the newer ones are going with xeriscape.
I like the low maintenance of it, but also like green grass. Since we are renting, "all" we are responsible for is removing weeds and leaves when they fall off the tree come fall. The owner is responsible for maintaining the shrubs, trees, etc. There is a drip system for watering, can't quite figure out how it works. Not sprinklers like we have had at other places we've lived, but tubing here and there that water drips from, not sure how long it drips when it is on, but I'm thinking the plants must not need a lot of water.
What about you? Xeriscape or luscious green grass?