Replace Your Old Driveway with One that Sucks (Water)

Green roofs are pretty, energy-efficient, and easy to understand. But they're expensive to set up and often can't coexist with a house design due to load-bearing issues. So why not green your driveway instead?

A landscaped (or 'living') driveway sucks up rainwater, which decreases the amount of runoff that is routed to the local sewer system. It also prevents the heat buildup that occurs when the sun hits concrete or asphalt- and it doesn't crack over time. And it can look good enough to make the neighbors jealous.