Lawns and the alternatives
Traditional lawn, synthetic lawn, native grasses, and drought-tolerant blends ― the pros and cons
Traditional lawn (Kentucky bluegrass, fescue, Bermuda grass) The amount of water needed to keep our lawns green is seriously impacting Western water supplies. In Denver, for example, 55% of all residential water is used on landscaping.
Synthetic lawn This is the best part: Synthetic lawns require no water except an occasional spray to clean them.
New drought-tolerant blends (Wildflower Farm’s Eco-Lawn, for example ― 5 lbs. of seed, $33) Very low water once they’re established.