No Mow Lawn!

If replacing your lawn just isn’t possible – you can still reduce the amount of water and mowing it requires – check out Their seed can be used on existing lawns and can (over the course of a few years) significantly reduce water usage and frequent mowing. There are also several varieties of native sod available that look and feel like a “regular” lawn but only use ½ the amount of water and can be mowed substantially less frequently. Native Bent Grass is a great one!

DIY Drain opener

You can make your own drain opener by pouring half a cup each of baking soda and vinegar into the drain. Let stand for 30 minutes and then flush with boiling water.

Back to school: Green supplies

If your kids are on their way back to school, help make the endeavor as green as possible. Buy notebooks and paper supplies made from recycled paper, refillable pens and water-based paints. Go to for recommendations on what to buy and what to avoid.