How xeriscaping and artificial turf create landscaping harmony

In a desert environment such as the American Southwest, conserving water is important. That’s why two of the most popular Arizona landscaping trends work so well together. Xeriscaping, which uses rocks and plants that use minimal water, and artificial turf, which simulates the look of grass while only requiring water to clean it, both save water. While these landscaping trends are often thought of as separate styles, they do not need to be mutually exclusive. 

Homeowners and business owners can combine artificial turf with water-conserving plants in unique designs. Some backyards in Arizona use rocks for the majority of ground cover, along with desert plants and patch of grass to add a splash of color. These patches of lawn could just as easily be water-saving synthetic grass. If the goal is to conserve water, there’s no need to do it half-baked. Replace grass with artificial turf to cut water usage to a bare minimum in landscaping projects. 

Some property owners also appreciate that xeriscaping requires minimal upkeep when compared to lush, traditional landscaping such as large trees, hedges, lawns and bushes. With xeriscaping, there’s no lawn mowing and edging needed. Artificial turf also doesn’t require mowing and edging. Converting the small yard to artificial turf makes for a nearly maintenance-free landscape that looks beautifully manicured and requires little water. 

Artificial turf can also complement xeriscaping aesthetically. While xeriscaping has its own natural beauty, leaving a yard’s ground cover as only rocks can be unappealing to those who like more than just desert plants for a pop of color. A synthetic grass accent can change the look of a commercial development or yard with a striking patch of green on an otherwise neutral rockscape. 

Our team at Arizona Turf Depot can share a variety of ways that artificial turf works well with xeriscaping at homes or businesses. Our two Valley locations offer a variety of different turfs, infills and other accessories. 

Visit or call Arizona Turf Depot at our West Valley showroom, 14131 N. Rio Vista Blvd., Suite 9, Peoria, AZ 85381 (623) 388-3389, or contact us at our recently opened Mesa location, 7645 E. Ray Road, Suite 101, Mesa, AZ 85212, (480) 690-5591. Our experienced team is happy to help you find the right synthetic grass for your needs. 

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