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. April 28

    Get a Grip on Drip The local environmental organization, Sustainable Contra Costa is hosting a workshop entitled: Get a Grip on Drip. Landscaper Seth Wright demystifies drip irrigation so you can enjoy a hassle-free summer and save money on your water bills. You will learn how to install or upgrade your own system.
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  2. April 28

    Markham Arboretum Australian Garden Tour Join Ryan Penn on a small group tour of the glories of the Markham's Australia section of the international garden.
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  3. May 4 - May 5

    DVC Plant Sales DVC is holding one of their spring plant sales. They have tons of great plants at very reasonable prices. Also, the money goes to help fund the DVC Horticulture Program.
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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. Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour

    This self-guided tour will showcase 40 beautiful native plant gardens and nurseries. Visit Contra Costa Water District's table at the Amos Garden in Clayton! Register here!
  2. VIDEOS: How to 'Lose A Lawn & Get A Garden'

    We teamed up with the Ruth Bancroft Garden to walk you through the steps of how to lose a lawn and get a garden. Watch here!
  3. FREE Water Conservation Devices

    Being an environmentally responsible customer by conserving water doesn't mean having to pay for costly gadgets. We offer several free at devices you can install at home to save water. Check them out here...
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