1. Try xeriscaping. A fancy term for low-water landscaping, xeriscaping is all about using plants that can withstand extremely dry (or drought) conditions. Even if you don't live in the desert, a well-planned xeriscape can save you a significant chunk of change and time when it comes to maintaining your garden. Of course, succulents are a natural and obvious choice for this. There are hundreds of varieties, they're beautiful, easy to plant, and even easier to take care of. This vertical garden brilliantly landscaped with succulents offers an unexpected splash of green in an otherwise stark outdoor area.