California’s New Front Yard: Creating a Low-Water Landscape

If you are ready to ditch the lawn this booklet can help you imagine a beautiful landscape alternative.

With an introduction to landscaping concepts and a list of native, low-water plants you will have the resources you need to dream up your new front yard. The step-by-step instructions will help you dig in and get your hands dirty, making your vision become reality. Dive in to our flipbook below or download a pdf copy.


Want more in-depth information? Check out our Calendar of Events to find a hands on workshop that goes deeper into concepts such as lawn removal, laundry to landscape greywater systems, rainwater harvesting and more.

This booklet is a publication of the California Native Grasslands Association, produced in partnership with the California Department of Water Resources.