When it comes to backyard landscaping, you probably don’t want a high-maintenance backyard. You want something that looks great, adds value to your property, and doesn’t require a lot of your time on the weekends.

Yet, that’s exactly what natural grass has become.

If you have natural grass, you may already know what it’s like to tend to a high-maintenance backyard – it requires time and attention you could be spending elsewhere.

Sure, it can look great when it’s healthy, but the ongoing drought and water restrictions have made that very difficult to maintain for certain areas.

A natural lawn requires a lot of work, including mowing, fertilizing, re-sodding, seeding, and applying herbicides and pesticides … all to protect and maintain the health and look of a green lawn. If you’re not interested in doing that type of work every other weekend, you need to consider the options that don’t require as much hands-on maintenance.

“What kind of time-frame do you have to water and nurture plants? Are you a stay at-home mom with a lot of other responsibilities? Do you have a green thumb? Take all of these into consideration when choosing your plants. You don’t want to spend hundreds on these green babies only to watch them die because they’re left alone for weeks at a time without food or water.”

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