Non-grass lawn options?
I am an AZ newbie (from midwest) so I just don't know a lot about the AZ landscape. We are building a home and I am planning the yard. Most of it I hope to garden in but I do want an area (about 15x45) for recreation such as lawn bowling, frisbee, etc. I really want to xeriscape and want to avoid grass. What are my choices? Is decomposed granite the best choice? Can you actually sit on it, play games on it, etc? Are there other xeriscape options that provide a nice surface for playing?