Keep your lawn natural; mow less, water less and mow higher, don’t blow, and allow some flowers and weeds to grow.
Reduce the lawn to a modest surface. Use only what you need for your children to play on, to sit on, or to entertain.
Use more sustainable grass species. More drought resistant grasses and grasses that don’t need to be mowed are available.
Replace with plantings
Replace with ground covers
Replace with meadow
Replace with a xeriscape
Replace with a rain garden