* Revise Lee Valley irrigation system to rely more on soaker hoses and less on sprinklers. This way I will have less damage to floppy plants and/or sulky roses, and less evaporation to boot.
* Mulch of doom, front and back. Would be cool if I could manage to coordinate this and the item above such that I could put the hoses under the mulch.
* Line paths in the back and edge patio with pea gravel, river rocks, or some other decorative non-grass stone product; trench the rest of the back borders.
* Put in concrete "toe" to edge path in the front and hide the concrete under more pea gravel or whatever.