Arizona Residents Switching to Turf to Increase Curb Appeal
(5 months ago)
TUCSON, Ariz: While many homeowners make the switch to turf for water conservation or money reasons, Arizona residents have been using turf to appeal to curbside home shoppers.
Companies like Synthetic Grass Warehouse find that the realism of their artificial grass allows for a higher resale value while decreasing maintenance, making it very appealing to those looking for homes.
Xeroscapes recently installed 1,570 square foot of Everlast Turf's Imperial Fescue Mid in this Arizona backyard. Imperial Fescue Mid artificial turf features both field and olive green grass blade color tones that are paired with a brown thatch layer. Each blade is coated with a U.V. inhibitor during the manufacturing process so the colors will not fade. Imperial Fescue Mid was chosen for because it met project and budget requirements. The client was in the business of flipping houses for resale and their budget was for the home's entire remodel. They preferred the thinner blade look that Imperial Fescue Mid could provide.
"The client was looking for a manicured look," Glenn Lavery, owner of Xeroscapes told us. "In Arizona, many transplant residents from other areas of the country want more greenery than the desert can provide. The Sonoran Desert has some beautiful things to offer but grass is not one of them." In order to resell these homes, flippers need to appeal to the greenery standards these out of state shoppers are looking for and Xeroscapes has been providing. "This client was a friend of mine, but I've done 5 installs in this community and I am confident he will be calling me again for his future projects," Lavery says.
Xeroscapes began their turf industry work in 2006 to service the Tucson metro area. They have since added Marana, Oro Valley, Vail, Corona de Tucson and Sierra Vista to their service areas. They have been featured in Tucson Lifestyle Magazine and discounted services are provided to homeowners looking to have existing sod lawns removed. Lavery is also very proud to offer a wide variety of artificial grass options due to his relationship with Synthetic Grass Warehouse. "Cutting edge turf technology along with first class customer service is the driving force behind the success that has made us one of Tucson's premier turf installers," Lavery says. "A 15 year warranty is attached to these products, but a warranty is no good if no one is there to provide it. I believe we have a track record that shows we're here for the long haul."