Grow the Right Grass
Though they look innocuous, not all grass plants are created equal.
Some grow tall, some short. Some grasses prefer full sun, others tolerate shade, or foot traffic, or drought. Many newer varieties of grass, also known as cultivars, grow more slowly and resist disease, which reduces the need for pesticides, watering and mowing on your lawn.
With up to 50 million acres of lawns nationwide, the less cutting and trimming the better! Lawn mowers contribute up to 10% of the nation's air pollution in the summer, not to mention all that noise pollution on an otherwise glorious summer day. For a rundown on the best grasses for your area, check out seedland.com. (Many varieties are also available at amazon.com.)