Turf Removal Rebate

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UPDATE: Turf removal rebate funding has been exhuasted.  Applications may still be submitted and applicants will be placed on a wait-list in the event funding becomes available. Those on the wait-list are not guaranteed funding.

Program Details & Wait-List Application 

Applicants who have already removed turf before submitting an application and receiving a site inspection will not qualify.  Applications will be processed in the order they are received. 


SMWD SustainaBlue Turf Removal Spotlight

 View before and after photos, plant lists, and project costs of turf removal projects. 

Download "Turf Removal Spotlights"

SustainaBlue Landscape Design Assistance:

Use the SMWD SustainaBlue Landscapes plant website & our SustainaBlue Plant List to help you plant your new landscape!  We also have a Landscape Design Assistance program that will reimburse you for using the Tree of Life Nursery's "Designer in Residence" program.  Follow the link below for more info:



Plant Resources

SMWD SustainaBlue Plants

Free Landscape Designs with Plant Lists

Sunset Magazine's 21 Lawn-Free Yards

UC Davis Arboretum All-Stars

Eco-Friendly Landscape Design Plans

Tree of Life Nursery Planting Guide

Nurseries that feature low water use plants

SMWD offers FREE Landscape Workshops which will help you with your landscape design and maintenance.  Sign up today! 

Additional Resources, Classes, & Design Assistance available at Tree of Life Nursery, off Ortega Highway.

California's Save Our Water campaign has produced a great "How to Garden in a Drought" flyer that fits right in with those taking out grass.

High Efficiency Sprinklers & Drip Requirement: 

The Turf Removal Rebate requires that low flow rotating spray nozzles or drip be used in place of traditional sprayhead sprinklers.  We offer rebates on these to help you save water and comply with the turf rebate requirements!

DRIP REBATE:  Receive up to $175 on drip kits to retrofit planter bed areas.  Get up to 3 kits per home.  Can be combined with Turf Removal rebate. Commercial sites eligible for up to $0.20 per sq.ft. of converted area.  Apply on-line here.

ROTATING SPRINKLER NOZZLE REBATE:  Receive up to $4 per nozzle to retrofit existing sprayhead sprinklers.  These nozzles apply water more uniformly and evenly to your landscape.  Apply on-line here.


Turf Removal Examples: 

Hover your cursor over the photos to see the pre/post landscapes.  


turf removal pre post




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