Turf Removal Rebate Program

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UPDATE: Turf removal rebate funding has been exhuasted.  Applications may still be submitted and applicants will be placed on a wait-list in the event funding becomes available.  Those on the wait-list are not guaranteed funding.

Program Details & Wait-List Application 

Applicants who have already removed turf before submitting an application and receiving a site inspection will NOT qualify.  Applications will be processed in the order they are received. 


SMWD SustainaBlue Turf Removal Spotlight

 View before and after photos, plant lists, and project costs of turf removal projects. 

Download "Turf Removal Spotlights"

SustainaBlue Landscape Design Assistance:

Use the SMWD SustainaBlue Landscapes plant website and our SustainaBlue Plant List to help you plant your new landscape!  We also have a Landscape Design Assistance program that will reimburse you for using the Tree of Life Nursery's "Designer in Residence" program.  Follow the link below for more info:



Plant Resources

SMWD SustainaBlue Plants

Free Landscape Designs with Plant Lists

Sunset Magazine's 21 Lawn-Free Yards

UC Davis Arboretum All-Stars

Eco-Friendly Landscape Design Plans

Tree of Life Nursery Planting Guide

Nurseries that feature low water use plants

SMWD offers FREE Landscape Workshops which will help you with your landscape design and maintenance.  Sign up today! 

Additional Resources, Classes, & Design Assistance available at Tree of Life Nursery, off Ortega Highway.

California's Save Our Water campaign has produced a great "How to Garden in a Drought" flyer that fits right in with those taking out grass.

Turf Removal Examples

Hover your cursor over the photos to see the pre/post landscapes.  


turf removal pre post


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