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Pairing Low-Maintenance Plants with Your Turf

Here at Turf Time AZ we understand that the purpose of artificial grass is to be consistently green, beautiful and most of all low maintenance. If you are wanting to add plants near or around your artificial grass we have a couple recommendations for NON SHEDDING low maintenance plants for you!

Turf Time AZ - Low Maintenance Plants Non Shedding in Arizona
Turf & Plants

  1. Lavender (Lavandula spp.):

  • Water-Wise Qualities: Lavender is renowned for its drought tolerance and thrives in well-drained soil. Once established, it requires minimal watering.

  • No Shedding: This fragrant herb maintains its slender, evergreen leaves year-round, making it an ideal addition to your garden without the worry of shedding.

Lavender Field - Aren't they beautiful

Yucca (Yucca spp.):

  • Water-Wise Qualities: Yucca is a hardy succulent that is well-adapted to arid conditions. Its thick, fleshy leaves store water efficiently, reducing the need for frequent watering.

  • No Shedding: Yucca's sword-shaped leaves remain intact throughout the year, providing a striking and low-maintenance landscape feature.

Planted Green Yucca Plants
Yucca Plant

Sedum (Sedum spp.):

  • Water-Wise Qualities: Sedums, also known as stonecrops, are drought-resistant succulents that store water in their thick leaves. They thrive in well-draining soil and require infrequent watering.

  • No Shedding: With their fleshy, often serrated leaves, sedums maintain their structure and color, offering a visually appealing ground cover without the worry of shedding.

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Sedum Cockerelli - Native to Arizona

Liriope (Liriope muscari):

  • Water-Wise Qualities: Also known as monkey grass, Liriope is a hardy, drought-tolerant plant that adapts well to various soil types. Once established, it requires minimal watering.

  • No Shedding: Liriope's arching, grass-like leaves remain intact throughout the year, providing a consistent and lush appearance to your landscape.

Beautiful Purple Lily turf
Liriope or Lily turf


  • Water-Wise Qualities: Adapted to thrive in dry conditions, Agave is a water-wise champion in the desert. Its succulent nature allows it to store water efficiently in its leaves, reducing the need for frequent watering. This characteristic makes Agave not only a resilient choice for the Arizona climate but also a sustainable one, contributing to water conservation efforts.

  • No Shedding: One of the standout features of Agave is its minimal shedding. Unlike many other plants, Agave's spiky leaves remain intact throughout the year, offering an evergreen presence that contributes to a tidy and visually pleasing landscape. This quality is especially advantageous for those seeking a clean and hassle-free outdoor environment.

Agave plant - Green


Achieving a stunning turf with minimal water usage and no shedding is entirely possible with the right plant selections. Embracing water-wise plants like lavender, yucca, sedum, liriope & agave not only enhances the visual appeal of your outdoor space but also contributes to sustainable landscaping practices. With these resilient and low-maintenance plants, you can enjoy a vibrant and thriving garden without compromising water conservation efforts.

It should be noted that Turf Time AZ specializes in turf installation in Arizona - and does not claim to be plant maintenance experts. Please consider reaching out to a local nursery for more information regarding the right plants for you!

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