There are several artificial turf options. New products are being developed almost daily to meet the needs of homeowners who want a truly low-maintenance lawn. Several companies make artificial turf that can be used in the home landscape. The products are essentially plastic grasses. There also are paints that you can spray on lawns so they look green even if you let the lawn turn brown in summer. In addition, there are paints that you can spray on other surfaces, such as soil or sand, for a green appearance. Artificial lawns require minimal maintenance, of course, but will need regular blowing or vacuuming to remove the debris that accumulates. They obviously save water, which is a big advantage in an arid climate.