Utah State University Extension
Of the seven guiding principles of water-wise landscaping (a.k.a. Xeriscaping™), the most controversial involves the use of turfgrass in the landscape. At times it has seemed that water-wise landscaping might not allow for the use of turfgrasses at all.
Kopp, Kelly and Johnson, Paul, "Water-wise Landscaping: Practical Turfgrass Areas" (2011). All Current Publications. Paper 982.