Reinvent your landscape
Last summer I took the plunge and downsized my lawn. I was tired of mowing, watering, fertilizing and spending too much money to maintain a large lawn. Even though I was using organic fertilizers and leaving mulched clippings on the lawn, I wanted to enjoy an environmentally-friendly green space that would be more attractive to wildlife. It turned out to be a great decision.
You'll find a list of other benefits here.
I chose to eliminate whole sections of my lawn, but there are many ways to achieve a no-mow or hardly-ever-mow landscape. Evelyn J. Hadden offers lots of great ideas in her terrific book, "Beautiful No-Mow Yards: 50 Amazing Lawn Alternatives.