How to landscape with pavers that are low on water, high on appeal


Dymondia margaretae lines the path to the front of this Santa Monica house. “After its first year it will become a tight mat and will look stunning,” landscape designer Mimi Kahn says. She also planted mounding Muhlenbergia rigens (Deer grass), Provence lavender and Artemisia pycnocephala ‘David’s Choice’.

(Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)

After years of addressing drought conditions, Californian gardeners and landscape designers have become adept at pulling out lawns and installing low-water alternatives. And nothing is more unthirsty than pavers. Here, we offer some creative ways to install pavers from our archives.