The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) has announced a statewide lawn-replacement rebate program to encourage the ongoing trend away from water-wasting yards. Owners of single-family residences who agree to rip out turf grass and replace it with drought-tolerant landscaping (such as native plant gardens) can apply to the program and be reimbursed for their expenses at the rate of $2 per square foot of lawn removed, up to a maximum of $2,000 per property.
Kill Your Lawn, Get Paid
With the aim of converting more than 10 million square feet of thirsty lawn into locally appropriate water-wise gardens, the program's intent is more than admirable; it is indispensable in this modern age of indefinite drought. Applications can be submitted online. Apply today and demonstrate your ecological vision: Kill your lawn and get paid!