Drought-Tolerant Plants To Compliment Your Artificial Grass

As a result of the widespread drought affecting significant areas of the United States, many are making the switch to artificial grass. You can also take it a step further by switching thirsty plants out for drought-tolerant ones. This is not only going to save you money but also many areas are making water restrictions imposed by many local governments.

The beauty of drought-tolerant plants is possible! Today, we’ll go through some beautiful drought-tolerant plants that you’ll want to add to your artificial grass area.

Drought-Tolerant Options

Perennials, Shrubs, and Ornamental Grass
Adding drought-tolerant plants to the area surrounding your artificial lawn will help you maximize on saving water. A healthy mix of perennials, shrubs, and ornamental grasses will create a beautiful backyard oasis. Here are some options to consider:

  • Agave species (Agave)
  • Alyogyne huegelii (Blue Hibiscus)
  • Arctostaphylos species (Manzanita)
  • Artemisia species (Sagebrush)
  • Ceanothus species (California Lilac)
  • Chamelaucium uncinatum (Geraldton Waxflower)
  • Cistus species (Rockrose)
  • Dudleya species (Live Forever)
  • Echeveria species (Hens-and-Chickens)
  • Encelia californica (California Encelia)
  • Galvezia speciosa (Island Bush Snapdragon)
  • Grevillea species (Grevillea)
  • Heteromeles arbutifolia (Toyon)
  • Lavandula species (Lavender)
  • Leucophyllum species (Texas Ranger)
  • Lobelia laxiflora (Mexican Bush Lobelia)
  • Mahonia nevinii (Nevin’s Barberry)
  • Melalueca nesophila (Pink Melaleuca)
  • Myrtus communis (Common Myrtle)
  • Nassella species (Needlegrass)
  • Penstemon species (Penstemon)
  • Rhus species (Sumac)
  • Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)
  • Salvia, selected species (Sage)
  • Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-Eyed Grass)
  • Tapetes lemmonii (Copper Canyon Daisy)
  • Verbena, selected species (Verbena)

Drought Tolerant Trees
There are many benefits to adding a few trees to your backyard. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing it also creates a good amount of shade. This allows for you to get the most out of your artificial grass since the shade helps cool the turf. Here are some options to consider:

  • Arbutus unedo (Strawberry Tree)
  • Chitalpa tashkentensis (Chitalpa)
  • Geijera parviflora (Australian Willow)
  • Laurus nobilis (Sweet Bay)
  • Olea europaea ‘Swan Hill’ (Swan Hill Olive)
  • Pinus eldarica (Afghan Pine)
  • Prosopsis chilensis (Chilean Mesquite)
  • Quercus agrifolia (Coast Live Oak)

Drought-Tolerant Solutions

The plants listed above are all excellent choices for a landscape that is concerned with conserving water. However, you need to think about your soil type, where your garden is located, your climate, and other aspects when choosing which plants to employ in your garden. If your soil is too sandy, for instance, your plants can wilt, so you should pick a plant that can thrive in a low-nutrient setting. 

We’d love to assist you for your drought-friendly landscaping plans, contact U.S. Artificial Grass at (800) 674-TURF

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