*Options I considered for this project:
I am trying to figure out the best combination of plants for the site. I think I am going to consult with the city xeriscape expert next spring to get a solid design.
*Questions and unexpected events that arose during the project:
WEEDS. I laid down thick layers of newspapers and pine mulch to smother the lawn and create a foundation for the front patch of my new xeriscape garden. However, the lawn's cursed bindweed found a way to snake through all the layers of newspaper and peek out. I have pulled out bindweed with a green end on top of my mulch, a root in the grass and at least a foot of white stem snaking through the newspaper in between.