So far we’ve focused our discussion on the aesthetics of traditional desert landscaping and on creating a low-maintenance front yard. Now, we’re going to delve into what many homeowners in the desert still want, and that’s a lush green lawn. Many people who live in the Phoenix metro area are transplants from other parts of the country where green grass is in abundance during the Spring and Summer months. Unfortunately, green grass in the desert is not as readily abundant. In fact, there’s quite a lot of work that goes into acquiring and maintaining a lush green lawn in such arid conditions.
If you’re looking to grow grass in the desert, the first two things you’ll want to take into consideration are the quality of your soil and using the right kind of seed. Not all grasses flourish in the desert, so you’ll want to use the same type of turfgrass that those in the golf course maintenance industry use. The reason that turf grasses work so well is that they reduce water runoff, thereby conserving water and increasing the grass’s longevity. Tall fescue and Kentucky bluegrass are great turf grasses and are beautiful even during the hottest days of the year. But others prefer Bermuda grass, buffalo grass, and blue grama.
Regardless of the type of landscaping you choose, just know that Art Barber Excavating is available to deliver all types of decorative gravel in bulk to locations all across the Phoenix Metro area. Contact us for all your landscaping and excavating needs.