Nobody who lives in Las Vegas thinks that grass can grow here naturally. We all understand that we live in the desert and there is just not enough rain to allow lush grasses to grow here. Yes, there are plants that grow in the desert, but they are plants that are specialized to grow with almost no regular water. As residents attempt to take control of their environment and create an oasis in the desert surrounding their homes, we find them installing landscaping plants that are quite foreign to the desert, and as a result they have to utilize elaborate sprinkler systems to keep these plants alive. Although the sprinklers are generally automated in most homes, you will quickly learn what happens to plants in the desert if it stops working even for a short period of time. Most people would never dream of taking the time to actually water each and every plant around their home with a hose, and if they were faced with the sprinkler systems and drip irrigation not being available to water regularly for them, they would quickly turn to using more desert landscaping and less plants that need constant attention to keep alive. Your lawn is probably the biggest draw of water that is involved in your landscaping, and this is why when we are forced by watering restrictions to make tough choices, many people remove their sod and replace it with artificial turf or rock. These water restrictions have been in place in Las Vegas for several years as drought situations have forced watering by homeowners to be curbed, and one by one smart homeowners are deciding to install synthetic lawn products or desert landscaping instead of watching their investments slowly die off.
Few communities being built in the last few years in Las Vegas offer landscaping options that are not conservationist. Residents are realizing that homes that are built to be more maintenance free are far more enjoyable in the desert than those that need constant attention. While the complete removal of trees and plants may not be for you, most homeowners will realize quite quickly that maintaining a yard the way they do on the coasts is far more difficult in a desert community than in areas that receive more rain. Here in the desert, trying to keep your lawn looking good is nearly impossible, and if you do manage to keep it green it is going to cost you in watering payments as well as landscaping charges. Smart homeowners, if they absolutely cannot think about not having green grass in their yard, simply install synthetic products that will never need watering and never need mowing in order to look good all the time. While the neighbors are out there mowing the lawn in 100 degrees, you are enjoying your yard and relaxing. While the neighbors are paying high water bills that might result in their lawn dying anyway if the restrictions get more severe this summer, you are looking out on a green landscape that looks like a golf course. What could be more smart than that? Call us today.