Turf Replacement Program
Here’s what your Turf Replacement project should include:
Two-part application on our official rebate website SoCalWater$mart
1. Project Start Approval
Apply for a rebate reservation before you begin your landscape project or remove any grass. Here you will calculate your estimated rebate amount based on your project area and type.
2. Rebate Application
After your project plans are approved, you will have 180 days to transform your lawn and submit your rebate request.
Check estimate my rebate for incentives offered in your area.
Find a Landscape professional
The following landscape professionals are EPA WaterSense certified Qualified Water Efficient Landscape Professionals and Certified Water Managers. This list is provided as a public resource and Metropolitan makes no guarantees or representations, and assumes no responsibility or liability, as to the quality of work performed by these contractors.
Sustainable Landscaping Approaches
Turf Replacement Studies
Two new studies highlight the value and success of Metropolitan’s Turf Replacement Program. One study found a “multiplier effect.” For every 100 homes that converted their yards using a rebate, an additional 132 nearby homes converted their grass without the rebate incentive. The second study estimated the reversion rate. It found that less than 4% of participants who received a turf rebate later reverted to grass. Both studies helped Metropolitan understand the overall water-savings of the Turf Replacement Program. Learn more below.