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Lawns Do Not Belong Here in Phoenix Arizona!

I am going to say something that sounds crazy coming from a lawn service provider……

Grass or lawns do not belong here in our desert climate.

That’s right, grass is not native to our desert climate.  You do not see lawns or grass growing along the side of our freeways or naturally growing on our mountains or desert climate.  That is because grass needs to be nurtured here in the desert southwest and that comes at a high cost of both money and water which is something we do not have enough of here in Phoenix.  

The second biggest reason why we should not have lawns here in Phoenix is because the grass that does grow well here is Bermuda grass.  Bermuda grass is actually an invasive species in many parts of the country and actually banned from being planted in the state of Utah.  Bermuda grass actually chokes out other grasses that are better for other regions in the US that are not Phoenix.

If you are going to plant a real lawn, we recommend that you only use it sparingly and in smaller areas only in backyards or areas where grass is actually useful for pets and maybe families that want to use the space.  If you are using tiny areas along sidewalks or in your front yard for looks only, it is a VERY wasteful way to use our water resources.  We have been in a drought for many years now and it does not look like it is going to get better.  Currently, the Colorado River does not reach the ocean in the Gulf of California.

You can also utilize gravel or granite in ways that are beautiful and match our desert climate and save on water cost and usage if artificial turf is not appealing to you.


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