My Brother In Law replaced a small grassy patch with fake grass, but still has a patch of real grass in his front yard. He lives in Ahwatukee and pretty much everyone does daily maintenance on exposed grounds. Most houses around his the grassy areas are putting greens.

I planted grass just because it is easier to deal with than weeds. I planted rocks in my front yard because there is too much shade from trees to grow grass. I live in an older neighborhood where weeds lower than knee height means that someone cares.
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