I was going to write a blog about succulents and water conservation, But I think I better go back and read all the responses to the daily questions about how to turn the photos around on this site...
I removed all my grass and put in some succulents. Living in Southern California, the drought made us rethink having a full lawn in the front. It started out pretty sparse, but in 1.5 years they filled out beautifully, popping color at different times of the year. I highly recommend it for those of us in the sunny climates.
Easy maintenance too and great for rental properties.
Take a look.
House Match CA