Both the front and backyard flourish with absolutely no irrigation! They were planted and designed by the former owner. The new owners are enjoying it and plan to make some changes, big and small, to make it our own.
Far from being a desert, the yard is always full of squirrels, blue jays(?), humming birds, and an occasional possum. Plus they get to enjoy the fruit grown on the trees. It makes you wonder why people ever opted to plant lawns in LA.