Living in the desert has gotten pretty popular even if the temperatures in the summer time are sometimes unbearable! However the winter months are mild and that is the best time to be there. Landscaping can be difficult even in the best weather so many people are turning to turf instead of grass. Grass takes a lot of water not to mention the upkeep. Here is an article http://www.trickspartyusa.com/ that has some great tips on how to maintain artificial turf.