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Need design help for drought-resistant/xeriscape front yard please

29 days ago
last modified: 29 days ago

We are in Zone 10 - Southern California. Our front yard faces west. It gets sun from about 12 noon till sunset. We have 6" sandy/loamy soil then clay underneath.

We can only use Low Water plants to replace our lawn. I am also open to other Low Water/Full Sun suggestions.

I would LOVE some design layout ideas please. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Need suggestions for front lawn and front planter.

Some of my favorites with basic info. below:



Our neighbors have some trailing lantana and not sure what the white flowers are.



#1 FREEWAY DAISIES are my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE (1-3' tall) Low Water, Full/Half sun



#2 POPPIES ARE MY NEXT FAVORITE - Mexican Gold Poppy, 8in high, Full/Half Sun, Very low water

(I wanted CA poppies - but Medium Water)



Love the yellow African Daisies (12-18" high, 12" wide) Low Water Full/Half Sun



Santa Barbara Daisies, Under 1' high, 3' wide. Low Water, Full/Half sun



Fortnight Lily? Very Low Water, Full/Half Sun, 1'-3'/3'-6'



Allen Chickering Sage, 2'-5' High and 2'-4' wide, Full Sun, Low Water



Monarch Daisy, 1'-3' ft high, Full Sun, Low Water



Carnival Lantana, 3-6 ft, 6-12 ft, Full Sun, Low Water



Trailing Lantana?



Dusty Miller, 1ft+, Full Sun, Low Water

NEED A COUPLE TREES IN FRONT OF THE WINDOWS - GETS VERY HOT IN SUMMER AFTERNOONS

(May replace later with Forest Pansy Redbud tree - need to start with LOW WATER tree)


Royal Purple Smokebush, 3'-6', 6'-12'high; 3'-6'/6'-12' wide, Low Water, Full Sun (We wanted Forest Pansy Redbud but it requires Medium Water)



Western Rosebud (wanted Forst Pansy Redbud but it requires Medium Water)

12-25 ft high, Low Water, Full Sun

GROUNDCOVER


#1 Choice - Myoporum Ground cover 9inches high and 9 inches wide

Full/Half Sun, Low Water



Semi Trailing Yellow Gazania, 6-12 inches high, Full/Half Sun, Very Low Water



Red New Zealand Flax, height 3-6', 3-6' wide (husband likes flax)







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