As our climate continues to warm and drought conditions become more frequent, converting thirsty lawns to drought-tolerant landscaping increases in importance. Currently, roughly one-third of all potable/drinking water is used outdoors on irrigation.
This is why LADWP offers outdoor water conservation programs and resources to help our residential and business customers make the switch from thirsty grass to a beautiful drought-tolerant landscape to save thousands of gallons of water.
TURF REPLACEMENT PROGRAM
Starting October 1, 2022, the turf replacement rebate will be $5 per square foot to replace your thirsty lawn with drought-friendly landscaping. Available to Residential and Commercial Customers. Learn more here: ladwp.com/landscaping
LANDSCAPE DESIGN SERVICES
Get a free customized, professional design to help you plan your own turf replacement project. Customers receive a planting and irrigation plan, list of low-water use plants, and a rough cost estimate for their project.
Single Family Residential Customers Only. Learn more here: designyourgarden.ladwp.com
LAWN BE GONE HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS
Free workshops where customers can learn how to make their garden drought-tolerant and become waterwise gardeners.
Residential Customers Only. View upcoming classes here: lawnbegone.ladwp.com
CA NATIVE PLANT LANDSCAPER CERTIFICATE
A free program designed for professional gardeners to educate on proper maintenance of a water-efficient, California-friendly or native garden. Held in partnership with the Theodore Payne Foundation.
Learn more here: theodorepayne.org/learn/landscaper-certification
ONLINE RESOURCES & INSPIRATION
From downloadable low water use landscape design templates to searchable plant databases to landscape transformation videos,
LADWP has the help you need for your next water conservation DIY project. Learn more at ladwp.cafriendly/landscaping.com
Mulch is a great way to save water by keeping the soil around your plants cool and moist. Free mulch is available through our partners at LA Sanitation. Find a location nearest you at: lacitysan.org/freemulch
City Plants distributes free trees to residents for yards and parkways. You may be able to receive up to 7 free trees for use on your project and to help save energy and cool your home. Learn more at CityPlants.org
NOT READY TO MAKE THE SWITCH?
LADWP also offers rebates on efficient irrigation products like efficient sprinkler heads and weather-based irrigation controllers to help reduce the amount of water used on your existing landscape. See all our available rebates at ladwp.com/save
For more information on landscape transformation resources from LADWP, visit ladwp.com/landscaping.