Why Should I Get Rid of My Lawn?

Lawns are great additions to most landscapes, but the rising cost of water in California and significant water waste fines are causing more and more Californians to think about replacing their lawns with drought-tolerant landscapes.


Turf replacement not only significantly reduces your water bill; it also has a massive impact on the rest of your budget, not to mention the environment. Less grass means no more weekly mowing, which means less gas to run maintenance equipment, and less fertilizer to pay for. Less grass means less water runoff that, in most cases, ends up eroding our soils and polluting our waterways.

If you're decided on converting your lawn to a more drought-tolerant landscape, make sure you don't miss out on the incredible rebates the State of California is funding. Scroll down to find out more information or visit to find more in-depth information here.

To look at some of our Water Conservation Projects, scroll down to the bottom of this page by clicking here.

What Sort of a Rebate Can I Get for Turf Replacement?

  • Rebate of $3.00 per square foot for up to 5,000 square feet of converted lawn for residential properties and up to 50,000 square feet for commercial properties.

  • You may be eligible for additional rebates on weather based irrigation controllers, soil moisture sensors, rotating nozzles, rain barrels, cisterns, etc.

Click estimate my rebate for incentives offered in your area.

How Do I Get a Rebate for Turf Replacement?

To receive a rebate for turf replacement, you must complete a two-part application on SoCalWater$


1. Project Start Approval

  • Before you begin your project or remove any grass, you must apply for a reservation


2. Rebate Application

  • After the reservation, you have 180 days to complete the project and submit your request for a rebate

Every Turf Replacement Project Must Include:

1. Three plants per 100 square feet of area transformed.

  • Existing trees that remain in the project area count towards this requirement but live turf, or turf-looking grasses are not eligible.

  • Check out native plant profiles for inspiration.

2. No hardscape within the transformed area, except permeable hardscape.

  • Permeable hardscapes such as pea gravel, permeable pavers and unsealed decomposed granite all allow water to flow through their surface and filter slowly into the ground.

  • Learn more here.

3. Replacement or modification of overhead spray sprinklers

  • Irrigation modification or conversion lowers your water use.

  • Convert over-head sprays to drip, micro-spray, bubblers, or rotating nozzles and get more rebates here.

Rainbow Canyon Villages HOA

Temecula, CA

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Collections Park

Temecula, CA

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Moreno Valley Ranch

Moreno Valley, CA

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The Terraces HOA

Pauma Valley, CA

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Meadowview Community Association

Temecula, CA

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