So last summer here in northern CA I decided to completely stop watering my front lawn. It was already a really tough lawn to keep alive previously, with many dry patches (dirt showing) and it seemed like the grass was very old. So I let it all go. Now my yard looks like a disaster, all dried out and covered in Oxalis and other weeds. I had planned to put a new lawn this spring, but since we are still in severe drought I may not. I feel bad because most of the neighbors have perfectly manicured and lush green lawns.
So...my question is, are there any ideas you could provide that I could do in the meantime to make the front look at least a little better? I was thinking of having it all tilled over and flattened, so that at least it was all one color (brown) and free of weeds. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!