If you water your lawn regularly, the EPA estimates that one third of your water usage goes to keeping your grass green. If you can’t live with a brown lawn for a couple of months, there are alternatives. First of all, you can go with a lawn-free landscape, planting drought tolerant plants instead of grass. Edible landscaping is also greener choice than a typical lawn. And there’s turf grasses that can survive on little or no water for extended periods. You can contact a Master Gardener for tips on picking the right native.