Lawn to Garden Rebate Program

We believe water is essential to everyone
We believe in thinking of the future
We believe in challenging the norm
We challenge the norm by advocating for beautiful gardens and landscapes that save water in our community

The CCWD Lawn to Garden Rebate Program provides rebates to qualified customers to replace their existing water-thirsty front lawns with water-wise landscaping.  The rebate is $1 per square foot with a maximum of $1,000 per single family residence and up to $20,000 for commercial, homeowner associations, industrial and institutional properties. The program is not retroactive. 

Check out our resources for the Lawn to Garden Rebate Program below.

REBATE INFORMATION

WATER-WISE GARDEN WORKSHOPS

LANDSCAPE DESIGN ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

LANDSCAPE DESIGN RESOURCES

NURSERIES

DRIP IRRIGATION

REMOVING YOUR LAWN

HOW DO I? 

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Double Your Rebate!  
The State of California is also offering a rebate for replacing your Lawn with water-wise landscaping. This is a separate program from CCWD’s rebate and has its own application and rules.  Click here for a link to the State Rebate Program.

 

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  1. August 18

    Worm Composting Workshop Did you know that each person is responsible for an average of 700 pounds of material disposed in landfills annually? You can make a difference by just composting at home. Join Contra Costa County at this workshop to learn about vermicomposting!
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  2. September 7

    Landscape Workshop: How to Replace Your Lawn With a Beautiful Water-Wise Landscape Drought proof your home! This inspiring and informative workshop is designed for homeowners interested in replacing their water-thirsty lawns with beautiful water efficient landscaping. Experts will provide advice on landscape design, plants, and drip irrigation. In addition, participants will learn about CCWD’s Lawn to Garden Rebate Program.
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  3. September 8

    Fall for Plants- Workshop and Plant Sale The Contra Costa Master Gardener Program is hosting this free educational workshop and plant sale, with many informative sessions. You can get individual assistance to help you kick-start the fall planting season.
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Online Resources Digest for your Lawn to Garden needs.

We have nine links to assist you in your lawn to garden conversion. (PDF) 

Facebooks Page

Join Our New Water-Wise Landscape Facebook Group 



Our new  Maintaining Your Water-Wise Landscape Facebook Group provides a forum for residents in Contra Costa County (and elsewhere) to get and share advice on maintaining their water-wise landscapes. See what others have done. You’ll also learn about great workshops, rebates for mulch and much more.

We invite you to join the group.

  1. Water-Wise Garden Workshops

    Drought proof your home! This inspiring and informative workshop is designed for homeowners interested in replacing their water-thirsty lawns with beautiful water efficient landscaping. Read on...
  2. California Native Plant Database

    The California Native Plant Society has a new database where you can search a specific location to determine which plants are native to the area you live in. Other features include gardening tips, local nurseries, and personalized plant list. Additional Info...
  3. Water Usage Update

    Did you know? Statewide urban treated water use during May 2018 increased over the same period last year by 8%, but is still 33% below the May 2013 water use, the drought baseline year. Fact Sheet: May by the Numbers (PDF)
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