Welcome to the community, @Cheryl1802. There are a number of desert dwellers here who are happy to help. Several put in winter lawns and have their systems dialed in for seasonal lawns. Their lawns are gorgeous. Spend some time reading the forum and it’s likely you’ll find discussions that answer your questions.
I have St. Augustine in my backyard, so I don’t plant a winter lawn. My front yard is xeriscaped with native or desert adapted plants. I have flowers, roses and an herb garden and plant a summer and winter vegetable garden. I also have citrus trees. I’d be happy to help.
Look for posts by @azdavidr, @tmcgahey, @Modawg2k, or @JPedrego.