Beautiful No-Mow Yards: convert ditches in landscape into a low-maintenance garden. Instead of covering the ditch with grass, plant a Swale Garden. These types of gardens help channel storm-water runoff, benefiting both the yard and local environment.
Herbs are at home in a mixed border and glamorous enough for the front street-side border. The sculptural collards anchor this colorful border. Prostrate and upright rosemary nestle up to the collards. Directly behind them is a purple basil, and behind it is a golden sage, some bronze fennel, and a yellow rose. Among the edible herbs are the non-edible yellow and red lantanas and geraniums.
How to plant low cost, low upkeep 'forever flowering flowerbeds'