Guide to low-maintenance gardening

From low-water plants to simple projects, our guide to easy gardening will make a green thumb out of anyone

Front-yard meadow

21 inspiring lawn-free yards

See how to ditch thirsty turf grass in favor of beautiful, easy-care gardens

Create a land-sea connection

How to create a sea-creature succulent garden

Boldly colored. Drought-tolerant. With the wonderful world of succulents, you can mimic an underwater look with plants

California rooftop garden

12 great drought-tolerant plants

These unthirsty succulents, flowers, and grasses will thrive with little care — even on a roof

Magical outdoor room

9 beautiful easy-care plants

Up the serenity in your own garden room with these easy-care, low-water plants

Easy-care deck and patio

Care-free garden design

Take it from surfer Timmy Reyes: Paradise is possible, even for gardeners without a lot of time

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