During last year's drought I had an area near our patio that looked awful with the grass all dried up. Since I hate grass I decided to remove it and add in a rock garden with low maintenance, drought resistant plants.
What the area looked like before I started. Kind of patchy grass and the pool solar panels stick out like a sore thumb.
Looking especially picturesque during the 2012 summer drought
Starting the rock garden, plants placed into their final position