When many people think of “drought tolerant landscaping” they think of what is pictured here: One piece of greenery coming through a scratched earth. The reality is that there are all types of shapes, colors, textures, and sizes of plants you can grow that are drought tolerant. It really is possible to have a beautiful lawn in California without wasting water. Read on to learn more and then reach out to All Season Turf at (866) 365-8873 to learn more about your options in artificial lawns.
Consider the location
No, we don’t mean move your home! We mean that the needs you have for your front yard are likely different than the needs you have for the backyard. For the front yard, you probably want to focus on curb appeal and making the home look as beautiful as possible. Your backyard, on the other hand, will likely be where you do most of your outdoor living. You may have sitting areas, a pool, a putting green, etc. If you have pets who do their business in the backyard then this will be a concern too. These are all important things to consider as you look for drought tolerant landscaping options.
Look at lawn alternatives
If you want a yard that’s truly drought resistant then you want a yard that does not have a lawn. You could go with a ground cover like myoporum parvifolium, otherwise known as a dwarf creeping myrtle, that is green all year and produces beautiful flowers. Keep in mind though that this is just for show – it does not product any useful plants and it is not walkable.
On the other hand, if you want the look of a lawn that you can use just like a lawn, then you want artificial grass. When you choose high quality products and installation from a company like All Season Turf, your pets can use it as they would a lawn, you can enjoy it for playing games, relaxing, and everything else, and you will have to do just about nothing to maintain it. From backyard football games to a putting green, you can do anything with a fake lawn that you could with a natural lawn – except waste time and money maintaining it!
Think beyond plants
When you think about the perfect landscaping, you are likely immediately thinking of plants. But what about other options? For example, walkways, birdbaths, even interesting rock formations can all create wonderful things to look at. These are unique, require a smaller investment, and do not need ongoing maintenance.
If you are considering moving away from a natural lawn into something that is eco-friendly, feels great between your toes, and is very easy to maintain, then you are ready to learn more about TigerTurf from All Season Turf. We welcome your call at (866) 365-8873 so you can learn more. We are happy to provide free consultations so you know what your options are.