This front yard had more shade than Kentucky bluegrass can tolerate so a fine fescue mix was the better option. Fine fescue is a cool season grass, so it doesn't save as much as a warm season native grass like blugramma or buffalograss, but is a great option for shady areas. Fine fescue is easy to grow from seed, just plan on doing some weeding during establishment to get your fine fescue grass off to a good start. Once established, this grass will use about one third less water than bluegrass.
Some plants found in this landscape are: