Anyone who has been in Las Vegas for more than a few months realizes that tropical plants are not natural to our environment. Somewhere over the years it became fashionable to attempt to create a “desert oasis” using water loving plants, probably because this is the theme that so many of the casinos have used over the years, and people took to the idea of using the naturally hot climate and sunshine to bring in lush plants and water-loving landscaping elements in order to look as though you are not in the desert. These plants grow well as long as there is a constant water supply and a certain amount of shade, but as soon as that water supply is cut off for any reason these types of plants will quickly die. With the current drought situation on Las Vegas, watering restrictions have made it nearly impossible to legally provide enough water to keep these types of landscapes alive, and as a result the push toward desert landscaping and xeriscaping is taking hold. More and more people are opting for landscaping options that use no water in order to continue looking good, and an added bonus is that these types of landscaping also need almost no maintenance because they are not living and growing. It is difficult to say if homeowners are moving to desert landscaping because of the low amounts of care that are necessary or because they save water, but as a result it is now the norm in Las Vegas to see ground coverings of rocks and pavers instead of grass. Living grass is now considered dated and out of fashion, and many residents are going as far as to remove their existing lawns in favor of no water solutions.
Desert Greenscapes is your desert landscaping resource. We have a long history of creating beautiful landscapes for our customers using elements that are not unnatural for our area of the country. We commonly use pavers for pathways, and will create areas of your yard that are for specific purposes, like gathering areas around fire pits and BBQs. No matter what you are looking for, we can create it using elements that do not need water to look good.
But what if you just cannot see a yard without grass? We actually do have a solution for you. Artificial turf is one of the most popular choices for homeowners who are looking for the softness and green lush look of grass, but do not want to have to spend a fortune on landscaping upkeep. Artificial turf is a plastic product that looks and feels exactly like living grass, only it is not living and growing and as a result needs no upkeep. Smart homeowners would rather spend their money on things they enjoy rather than landscaping, and for this reason the low maintenance aspects of artificial turf are perfect. If you are interested in learning about low water and no water options for your Las Vegas landscaping, contact us today.