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5 ways to drought-proof your backyard 

Dry weather can pose many challenges when trying to keep a lush, green backyard in Australia. Luckily, there are many effective ways to drought-proof your outdoor space, ensuring it stays beautiful all year round. 

At Luxe Turf, we know the importance of a stunning, low-maintenance garden. Here are five ways to make your backyard drought-resistant.

Install artificial turf

One of the best ways to drought-proof your backyard is by installing artificial turf. Unlike natural grass, artificial turf requires no watering, which means it stays green and lush even in the driest conditions. 

Here’s why it’s an incredible choice:

  • Water conservation: No need to water your lawn, which significantly reduces your water usage.
  • Low maintenance: Forget about mowing, fertilising, or dealing with pests. Artificial turf requires minimal upkeep.
  • Durability: High-quality artificial turf can withstand heavy foot traffic and extreme weather, maintaining its appearance for years.

Luxe Turf offers a range of realistic, high-quality artificial turf options that can transform your backyard into a drought-proof oasis.

Use drought-resistant plants

Using drought-resistant plants throughout your backyard is a great way to create a beautiful landscape in drought-like conditions. Drought-resistant plants adapt to thrive in low-water conditions and can add beauty and diversity to your garden. 

Think succulents, native grasses, lavender, and rosemary. These plants not only conserve water but also bring texture and colour to your backyard.

  • Succulents: They store water in their leaves, making them perfect for dry climates.
  • Native grasses: These grasses are hardy and require minimal watering once established.
  • Lavender and rosemary: Both are aromatic, low-water plants that attract pollinators and add a Mediterranean vibe to your garden.


Mulching helps to retain soil moisture, suppress weeds and improve the appearance of your garden beds. If you layer organic mulch, such as bark chips or straw, you can help the soil retain water and stay cooler during hot weather. 

  • Moisture retention: Mulch reduces evaporation, helping the soil stay moist for longer.
  • Weed suppression: A good layer of mulch can prevent weeds from sprouting, reducing competition for water.
  • Soil health: As organic mulch breaks down, it adds valuable nutrients to the soil, improving its structure and fertility.

Install a drip irrigation system

Traditional sprinkler systems don’t always work effectively and often lead to water wastage. Drip irrigation water systems deliver water directly to the roots of your plants, reducing evaporation and runoff and ensuring your plants get the maximum benefit from each drop of water. 

Collect rainwater

Collecting and storing your own rainwater is a sustainable way to supply your garden with water during dry weather. Installing a rainwater tank or barrel allows you to capture rainwater from your roof, which can then be used to water your plants during drought conditions.


Drought-proofing your backyard doesn’t mean sacrificing its appearance or functionality. By incorporating these strategies, you can create an attractive, resilient outdoor space that thrives even in dry conditions. 

At Luxe Turf, we specialise in high-quality artificial turf that provides a low-maintenance solution for drought-prone backyards. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you transform your backyard into a drought-resistant paradise.

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