Installing artificial turf for your yard is a great way to move toward a water-wise landscape but it doesn’t have to be the only thing you do. We love the idea of drought-resistant plants that can help make your fake grass look even more at home. The good news is that there are so many drought-resistant, native plants that are truly incredible. With fantastic texture, unique colors, and the need for little or no water, we are here to recommend the best options.
The best plants to grow
We suggest growing plants that will attract birds, butterflies, bees, and others that are essential for pollination. You can also plant options that provide shade. If you want something to enjoy year-round, consider options that provide visual beauty all year. Succulents, such as cactus, are great choices too and they come in a wider range of colors and plants than you may realize.
The truth is that there are hundreds of options available. While a person may think that the hardest part would be finding drought-resistant, the truth is that the real difficulty is narrowing down the many options. It’s common for a person to start looking for drought-resistant plants only to discover that their favorite plants and herbs fit the bill.
Native plants are perfect
Ideally, you would add native plants. They were made to thrive in our climate and as a result they require very little care – under normal conditions. Of course, if the weather continues to change then the way to take care of them may change as well. If you do want native plants, please know this does not mean that you should go get some plants that are currently growing near you.
Instead, you should visit a local nursery. Talk to the purveyor and let them know you have artificial grass in your front yard and would like to add some landscaping. Further, let them know that you want things that are native and / or drought tolerant. They can then ask additional questions to help you find just what you are looking for.
Planting the right plant in the right place
There are several things to consider when planting. First, remember that different plants thrive in different ways. For example, some plants need more sun than others. Some need a large area while others don’t mind crowding. Plan your planting so that you will have plants with similar preferences near each other and that everything will look great together.
At All Season Turf we cannot plant these native plants for you but we can take care of the first step: Ensuring you have artificial grass that looks as great ten years from now as it will the day it is installed. If you are ready to find out more about pet-friendly, hypoallergenic artificial grass then we encourage you to contact us at (866) 365-8873 for your free quote.