A yard's water consumption can be reduced by switching to plants that thrive with less water, cutting the size of the lawn and using mulch to conserve moisture, according to this article. This piece enumerates nine tips for water conservation and lawn care, including selecting the right mower for the lawn. Several manufacturers, such as Ariens, Cub Cadet, John Deere, Honda, Toro and Husqvarna, offer push and self-propelled mowers for yards of various sizes, this article says.

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