Hello, I'm Blade, a common grass in every lawn in town.

I require more water than any other plant in the landscape, with the exception of some ornamentals. The City of Savannah Water Resources Department picked me to represent a new campaign to reduce the square footage of lawns in the area over the next 5 years.

Why me? I am big and green, representing a boring, monochromatic world and I am thirsty for some variety. I am also drowning in fertilizers and chemicals that contaminate our water resources and impact wildlife. And though there are many negatives to lawns, there are so many positives to the alternatives.

I am looking forward to sharing tips and ideas to reduce lawns and replace the space with spectacular natives and water-saving plants that benefit people and pollinators.

Have You Seen These Signs
in Your Neighborhood?

Blade represents a big green mass of grass covering our city. But the no-lawn or tiny-lawn movement is coming to Savannah!

Instead of embracing the typical grass yard, homeowners now realize that a boring green lawn is not environmentally healthy because a “perfect” lawn requires a lot of time, water, and chemicals.

The No-Lawn/Tiny-Lawn Movement

Take a look at some of these amazing conversions already completed in Savannah.

The Benefits of Reducing or Replacing Your Lawn

  • Water Saving
  • Good for Pollinators & Birds
  • Low Maintenance
  • Safe for Local Creeks & Rivers
  • Beautiful

People are thinking twice about what it means to have a full-sized green lawn. Blade is here to educate and help transform yards into safe spaces for people, pets, wildlife, and our creeks and rivers.

We are looking for residents that have already joined the no-lawn/tiny-lawn movement. If you have converted your lawn, let us know!

If you are considering converting your lawn, you will first want to consider your options of how to remove your lawn.