|Grow catnip, not grass.|
One of the things that I have been doing as a long-term project is ripping up large sections of my lawn because I do not need that much lawn; and let's be honest, it still mainly weeds from the previous owner. Instead of grass, I am busy planting herbs. There are some that argue that we should be planting vegetables instead of grass, and I see their point. But in terms of return for my investment (time and energy), herbs are the best bet. Seriously, go look at the prices of herbs at the grocery store and tell me that tomatoes are a better investment.
If you want to see some pictures of the work that I am doing in my yard and garden, check out my Occupy Garden 2013 picture album on Facebook.