California homeowners don’t need to abandon curb appeal to reduce water. Ditch the brown lawn for these attractive, drought-tolerant groundcovers
(Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’)
Loved for its yellow, summer flowers and hands-off care, Sedum ‘Angelina’ is a popular low-water pick. Its blue-green leaves grow rapidly with minimal water. Plant 9 to 12 inches apart as a lawn replacement. Like other groundcover succulents, it’s delicate, so plant far from romping feet.