November and December are planting season! Right now is the best time of year to replace thirsty turf and plants with stylish, water efficient plants that will increase your home’s curb appeal and decrease your water bill.

If you’re not sure what to plant, or how to plant, start in the Home and Garden section of Sunset Magazine’s website. Grab a cup of coffee and explore the articles on Garden Basics, Edible Gardening, Landscaping, Green Living and Flowers and Plants. We selected an article for you — to get you started — and to show you the variety of landscapes that use less water than a lawn.

Read 12 Favorite Front-Yard Designs on Sunset’s website