Monday, June 1, 2015

Get rid of your lawn and make money

Have an ugly lawn and still water it? Well stop and get rid of it! Santa Clara Valley Water district now offers rebates to replace your lawn with a low water using landscape.

The process is pretty simple:

  1. Call your water company and schedule a water usage audit
  2. Submit your application to the water district
  3. The water district will send you a list of approved plants and ask you for a planting plan (you can draw one and fax it in)
  4. Once you send in your plan and final application the district will approve the plan
  5. You can now hire someone to do the work or do it yourself
  6. Once the project is complete call the district or your water company for final inspection
  7. Collect your money from the district ($1 a square foot)
I am currently at step 3.

You can find more information at your local water district website. For Santa Clara valley you can find more rebates and details at