What is mulch and why is it required?
Mulch deters weeds, reduces the amount of water that evaporates from the soil, acts as an insulating layer, and keeps the soil cooler in summer. The most common types of mulch are bark chips, shredded bark, and wood chips. Rock or decomposed granite can also be used. Organic mulch breaks down and adds nutrients to the soil. The program requires that converted areas have a minimum of 2 inches (2") of mulch in all planting areas.

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1. How much is the rebate?
2. Am I required to pay a tax on my rebate?
3. Who is eligible to participate?
4. What lawn areas are eligible for the program?
5. Why are only front yards eligible?
6. What plants can I use in my water-efficient landscape?
7. I already replaced my lawn with water-efficient plants. Can I get a rebate?
8. I have already started my project. Can I get a rebate?
9. Can I receive a rebate for replacing my lawn completely with artificial turf?
10. Can I receive a rebate for installing a concrete patio, a walkway or an extension to my driveway?
11. Can I have a flagstone pathway as part of my project?
12. Can I receive a rebate if I already let my lawn die due to drought?
13. Can I receive a rebate for replacing my high water use lawn with low water use lawn?
14. Can I receive a rebate for replacing high water use plants other than lawn?
15. What is mulch and why is it required?
16. What is the 50% plant cover requirement?
17. Why is there a 50% plant cover requirement?
18. Can I keep my existing lawn sprinklers to water my new garden?
19. What type of irrigation system do I need to use?
20. What if I only convert part of my lawn?
21. How many times can I apply for the rebate?
22. Do I need to change my irrigation controller to be eligible?