After two months of looking at the mulched construction waste in our yard, we decided that a covering of local pine straw would look best. Although we are glad we did keep a lot of construction waste out of the local landfills and we know the mulched leftovers will eventually provide food for the dirt, we are definitely happier with the look of the pine straw.
The native and/or drought tolerant plants seen in these pictures are:
Virginia Sweet Spire (native means regional by the way)
Butterfly Blue Scabiosa
Flowering Crabapple Tree