Turf Replacement Program

Create beautiful, sustainable, water-saving landscapes with the help of Metropolitan’s Turf Replacement Program. The rebate starts at $3 per square foot of grass removed and replaced with water-efficient California Friendly® and native plants. Plus, get an extra $100 per tree added to your project for a maximum of five trees.

Rebate Requirements

The Application Process

Two-part application on our official rebate website SoCalWater$mart

1. Project Start Approval

  • Before you begin your project or remove any grass, you must apply for a reservation

2. Rebate Application

  • After the reservation, you will have 180 days to complete the project and submit your request for a rebate

The Rebate

  • Rebate of $2.00 per square foot up to 5,000 square feet of converted yard
  • Your water agency may offer an additional rebate incentive
  • You may be eligible for additional rebates on devices such as weather based irrigation controllers, soil moisture sensors, rotating nozzles, rain barrels or cisterns

Check estimate my rebate for incentives offered in your area.

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Water Efficient Landscape Dual Certification Program

Landscape professionals in Southern California can now become Certified Water Managers and Qualified Water Efficient Landscapers with a unique educational opportunity developed by Metropolitan and the California Landscape Contractors Association. The Water Efficient Landscape Dual Certification Program allows participants to earn two certificates – from the national Environmental Protection Agency WaterSense program and continuing education units for existing industry certifications. The program will explain Metropolitan’s Turf Replacement Program guidelines to better help residential or commercial customers. The program is free.

The three six-hour courses cover these landscaping fundamentals:

  • Where Our Water Comes From
  • Sustainable Landscaping & Soils
  • Landscape Water Budgeting & Management
  • Irrigation Systems, Scheduling, Controllers, Auditing, Maintenance & Troubleshooting

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.

Los Angeles County

Allen Giernet, CWM, QWEL
Emerald Gardena & Landscape/Horticultural Care Inc
Contractor - Commercial, Residential
(818) 352-2144
[email protected]
Tujunga

Malcolm McLaren, CWM, QWEL
EcoTech Services
Designer, Contractor, Water Manager - Commercial, Residential
(626) 335-1511
[email protected]
Azusa

Eric Montiel, QWEL
Alliance Landcare
Contractor - Commercial, Residential
(909) 591-3333
[email protected]
Pomona

Robert Stoerchle, CWM, QWEL
California American Water
Consultant - Residential
(626) 677-8426
[email protected]
Rosemead

Omar Rivera CWM, QWEL
EcoTech Services Inc.
Designer, Contractor, Water Manager - Commercial, Residential
(626) 833-0495
[email protected]
Monrovia

Matt Peterkin, CWM, QWEL
EcoTech Services Inc.
Designer, Contractor, Water Manager - Commercial, Residential
(626) 422-5184
[email protected]
Azusa

Fleur Nooyen, CWM, QWEL
Fleur Nooyen and Associates LLC
Designer - Residential
(213) 716-6380
[email protected]
Los Angeles

Colin Fender, CWM, QWEL
Proscape LandscapingCommercial
(562) 988-2228
[email protected]
Signal Hill

Thomas Braun, QWEL
LandCare
Commercial - Residential
(714) 380-7678
[email protected]
Santa Fe Springs

Adrian Romero, CWM, QWEL
Consultant - Commercial, Residential
(562) 536-7845
[email protected]
Whittier

Rebecca Shields-Moose, QWEL
WaterWise Consulting
Water Manager - Commercial, Residential
(626) 788-3335
[email protected]
Glendora

Jill Doughtie, CWM, QWEL
L.A. Native Plant Connection, LLC
Designer – Residential
[email protected]
Glendora

Camilo Rangel, CWM, QWEL
Alliance Landcare
Contractor – Commercial
(909) 925-8354
[email protected]
Pomona

John Arney, CWM, QWEL
Helix Landscape
Contractor - Commercial, Residential
(310) 590-0039
[email protected]
Hawthorne

Guillaume Lemoine, QWEL
Picture This Land
Designer, Contractor - Commercial, Residential
(818) 507-8969
[email protected]
Glendale

Carol Armour-Aronson, QWEL
Seco Verde, Inc.
Designer - Residential
(818) 746-7866
[email protected]
Woodland Hills

Jorge Zaragoza, CWM, QWEL
WaterWise Consulting
Water Manager - Residential
(626) 335-7888
[email protected]
Glendora

Danny Smith, QWEL, CLIA, EPA
Park West Landscape Maintenance
Water Manager – Commercial
(949) 546-8300
[email protected]
Long Beach

Claudia Boldt, CWM, QWEL
Buckwheat Collective, LLC
Designer – Residential
(323) 770-6703
[email protected]
Los Angeles

Ezekiel Swayzer, CWM, QWEL
Swayzer Landscapes
Contractor – Commercial
(323) 979-7223
[email protected]
Carson

Rick Webb, CWM, QWEL
Webb and Son Landscape, Inc.
Contractor – Residential
(818) 324-1112
[email protected]

Duane Tut, CWM, QWEL
Golden Landscape Design
Designer – Commercial, Residential
(562) 533-5817
[email protected]
Long Beach

Martha Martinez, CWM, QWEL
Pebbles RA Landscape
Designer – Commercial, Residential
(661) 253-0565
[email protected]
Littlerock

Rodrigo Castillo, CWM, QWEL
Castillo Irrigation
Contractor – Commercial, Residential
(909) 816-9964
[email protected]
Pomona

Kelley Hanna, CWM, QWEL
Plant Goddess Landscaping
Designer – Residential
[email protected]
Sierra Madre

Alejandra Avina, CWM, QWEL
Herencia Landscaping
Contractor – Residential
(626) 826-0886
[email protected]QWEL

Zak Cook, QWEL
Zak Cook Projects
Landscape Designer
(310) 963-4844
[email protected]
Pasadena

Carlos Delgado, QWEL
Grow Monrovia
Landscape Designer, Consultant, Water Manager – Residential
(626) 710-8139
[email protected]
Monrovia

Jake Palumbo, CWM, QWEL
Golden Gate Trees
Designer, Contractor - Residential
(415) 355-4352
[email protected]
Los Angeles

Eric Zimmerman, CWM, QWEL
Cedar and Steel Landscapes
Contractor, Landscape Designer, Water Manager – Residential
(714) 603-9302
[email protected]
Claremont

Jose Paniagua, CWM, QWEL
Bread & Water Landscape, LLC
Contractor Maintenance - Residential, Commercial
[email protected]
Pacoima

Matthew Castner, CWM, QWEL
Meta Flora LLC
Designer – Commercial, Residential
(714) 715-5968
[email protected]
Los Alamitos

Shirley Lee, CWM, QWEL
SAS-Tech LLC
Consultant – Commercial, Residential
(949) 309-6306
[email protected]
Long Beach

Alejandro Torres, QWEL
Greenfield
Contractor – Commercial
(626) 702-8771
[email protected]
City of Industry

Enrique Vazquez, QWEL
WaterWise Consulting
Consultant – Commercial, Residential
(805) 231-3187
[email protected]
Glendora

Orange County

Rene Orta, CWM, QWEL
Mosaic Consulting Inc.
Consultant – Commercial, Residential
(949) 373-6253
[email protected]
Rancho Santa Margarita

Tiffany Thompson, CWM, QWEL
Pest Options Inc.
Consultant - Commercial, Residential
(714) 224-7378
[email protected]
Orange

Justin Skipper, CWM, QWEL
LandCare USA, LLC
Contractor - Commercial
(949) 559-7771
[email protected]
Santa Ana

Julio Jacobo, CWM, QWEL
Consultant - Commercial, Residential
(714) 818-4088
[email protected]
Santa Ana

Todd Shea, CWM, QWEL
Wolff Horticulture Services, Inc.
Contractor - Commercial, Residential
(714) 282-1155
[email protected]
Villa Park

Andrew Chase, QWEL
Monarch Environmental
Consultant - Commercial
(949) 353-8757
[email protected]
Dana Point

Michael Swingholm,
QWEL
Swingholm Consulting
Consultant - Commercial, Residential
(949) 636-5322
[email protected]

Pedro Chavez, CWM, QWEL
Instant Jungle International
Contractor - Commercial, Residential
(714) 396-0554
[email protected]
Santa AnaRene

Rene Laureles, QWEL
Environment Landscape Design
Contractor - Residential
(714) 290-2919
[email protected]
Santa Ana

Yocelin Reynoso, QWEL
Southwest Landscape
Contractor - Commercial, Residential
(714) 914-7615
[email protected]
Orange

Jim Galen, CWM, QWEL
O’Connell Landscape Maintenance
Contractor – Commercial
(949) 533-2495
[email protected]
Rancho Santa Margarita

Salomon Garcia, CWM, QWEL
Harvest Landscape
Contractor – Commercial
(714) 392-2896
Anaheim

Jesus Lagunas, CWM, QWEL
Harvest Landscape
Contractor – Commercial
(714) 392-2896
[email protected]
Anaheim

Jaime Villegas, CWM, QWEL
Harvest Landscape
Contractor – Commercial
(714) 496-4616
[email protected]
Anaheim

Octavio Valencia, QWE
LMission Landscape
Maintenance Professional - Commercial
(949) 344-6443
[email protected]
Irvine

Hans Mickelson, CWM, QWEL
Top Tier Landscaping
Maintenance Professional - Commercial, Residential
(714) 624-5010
[email protected]
Huntington Beach

Steve Ballard, QWEL
City of Anaheim
Maintenance Professional - Commercial, Residential
(714) 862-3649
[email protected]
Anaheim

Joe Villarreal, CWM, QWEL
Park West Landscape Maintenance
Water Manager - Commercial
(951) 409-6487
[email protected]
Rancho Santa Margarita

Fermin Becerra, QWEL
Park West Landscape Maintenance
Contractor - Commercial
(949) 546-8300
[email protected]
Santa Ana

Danny Smith, CWM, QWEL, CLIA, EPA
Park West Landscape Maintenance
Water Manager - Commercial
(949) 546-8300
[email protected]
Rancho Santa Margarita

Julian Montano, CWM, QWEL
Mosaic Consulting
Designer – Commercial, Residential
(949) 426-8776
[email protected]
Rancho Santa Margarita

Matthew Bosepflug,
CWM, QWEL
Contractor – Residential
(714) 507-9620
[email protected]
Brea

Alejandra Avina, CWM, QWEL
Herencia Landscaping
Contractor – Residential
(626) 826-0886
[email protected]

Sergio Farias, CWM, QWEL
Harvest Landscape
Contractor – Commercial
(714) 713-8587
[email protected]
Anaheim

Kevin Gear, CWM, QWEL
Harvest Landscape
Contractor – Commercial
(714) 713-8587
[email protected]
Anaheim

Jack Turner, CWM, QWEL
Nature Care
Contractor – Commercial
(714) 586-9139
[email protected]
Santa Ana

Fermin Bahena, QWEL
Contractor and Maintenance Professional - Residential
(714) 862-8927
[email protected]
Garden Grove

Malcom McLaren, CWM, QWEL
EcoTech Services
Designer, Contractor, Water Manager - Commercial, Residential
(626) 335-1511
[email protected]
Azusa

Omar Rivera, CWM, QWEL
EcoTech Services Inc.
Designer, Contractor, Water Manager - Commercial, Residential
(626) 833-0495
[email protected]
Azusa

Matt Peterkin, CWM, QWEL
EcoTech Services Inc.
Designer, Contractor, Water Manager - Commercial, Residential
(626) 422-5184
[email protected]
Azusa

Peter Bennett, CWM, QWEL
Monarch Environmental
Consultant – Commercial
(949) 326-4442
[email protected]
Dana Point

Sara Marie Butler, QWEL
Sequoia Environmental Services
Contractor, Designer – Commercial
(714) 323-5490
[email protected]
Aliso Viejo

Irving Jimenez Castillo, CWM, QWEL
XDS
Contractor, Consultant, Designer – Commercial, Residential
(657) 217-9413
[email protected]
Anaheim

Richard Kington, CWM, QWEL
A Cut Above Landscape
Consultant, Water Manager, Designer – Commercial, Residential
(949) 291-7821
[email protected]
Laguna Niguel

Jessie Pavek, CWM, QWEL
Monarch Environmental
Consultant, Water Manager – Commercial, Residential
(949) 353-8757
[email protected]
Capistrano Beach

Dennis Santiago, CWM, QWEL
Critical Environments, Inc.
Contractor – Commercial
(714) 822-7488
[email protected]
Costa Mesa

Inland Empire

Michael T. Utterback, CWM, QWEL
Mow It Down Landscaping, Inc
Contractor - Commercial, Residential
(951) 203-4103
[email protected]
Riverside

Steve Campbell, CWM, QWEL
Conserv Construction Inc.
Consultant - Commercial, Residential
(951) 813-2110
[email protected]
Murrieta

Kyle Havard, CWM, QWEL
Conserv Construction Inc.
Consultant - Commercial, Residential
(951) 813-2110
[email protected]
Murrieta

Marcoz Rodriguez, CWM, QWEL
Garden life Xeriscapes
Contractor - Residential
(562) 328-4880
[email protected]
Rancho Cucamonga

Joe Villarreal, CWM, QWEL
Park West Landscape Maintenance
Water Manager - Commercial
(949) 546-8300
[email protected]
Temecula

Esteban Xala, CWM, QWEL
Park West Landscape Maintenance
Contractor - Commercial
(949) 546-8300
[email protected]
Corona

Roy Perez, CWM, QWELRP
Landscape + Irrigation
Contractor – Commercial
(909) 889-9987
[email protected]
San Bernardino

Christian Gonzalez, CWM, QWEL
Brightview
Contractor – Commercial
(951) 375-1007
[email protected]
Fontana

Jose Conchas, CWM, QWEL
Park West Landscape Maintenance
Contractor – Commercial, Residential
(951) 231-3163
[email protected]
Corona

Jorge Fernandez, CWM, QWEL
Park West Landscape Maintenance
Contractor – Commercial, Residential
(951) 258-2150
Corona

George Jiminez, CWM, QWEL
Jimenez Landscape
Contractor – Commercial, Residential
[email protected]
(626) 636-1440

Andrew Bentson, CWM, QWEL
BAM Landscape
Contractor – Residential
(909) 480-9477
Upland

Robert L. Florez, CWM , QWEL
Florez Landscaping Consultant
Contractor – Commercial, Residential
(619) 750-1398
[email protected]
Beaumont

Camilo Castillo, CWM, QWEL
Consultant – Residential
(562) 650-0923
[email protected]
Norco

Albert Ruiz, CWM, QWEL
Albert Ruiz Landscape
Consultant, Landscape Designer, Water Manager – Commercial, Residential
(909) 843-0235
[email protected]
Mira Loma

Rafael Barajas, QWEL
Mission Landscape
Contractor, Maintenance Professional, Consultant, Water Manager – Commercial, Residential
(909) 721-6328
[email protected]
Ontario

Luis Nolasco, QWEL
Brightview Landscape
Contractor, Maintenance Professional, Landscape Designer - Commercial, Residential
(951) 963-5186
Riverside

Pablo Figueroa, QWEL
Eco Landscape Services
Contractor, Consultant - Residential
(909) 232-6589
Rialto

Samuel Magana, QWEL
Contractor Maintenance - Residential, Commercial
(909) 644-2107
[email protected]
Rialto

Malcom McLaren, QWEL
EcoTech Services
Designer, Contractor, Water Manager - Commercial, Residential
(626) 335-1511
[email protected]
Azusa

Omar Rivera CWM, QWEL
EcoTech Services Inc.
Designer, Contractor, Water Manager - Commercial, Residential
(626) 833-0495
[email protected]
Azusa

Matt Peterkin, CWM, QWEL
EcoTech Services Inc.
Designer, Contractor, Water Manager - Commercial, Residential
(626) 422-5184
[email protected]
Azusa

San Diego County

Lisa Bellora, CWM, QWEL
Ornamental Gardens by Lisa
Designer - Residential
(760) 685-2023
[email protected]
Escondido

Joe Villarreal, CWM, QWEL
Park West Landscape Maintenance
Water Manager - Commercial
(949) 546-8300
[email protected]
Escondido

Vincent Bellino, CWM, QWEL
Contractor – Commercial, Residential
Restoring California
(760) 215-2837
[email protected]
San Marcos

Dylan Pack, CWM, QWEL
MSE Landscape Professionals
Contractor – Commercial, Residential
(760) 743-4127
[email protected]
Escondido

Malcom McLaren, CWM, QWEL
EcoTech Services
Designer, Contractor, Water Manager - Commercial, Residential
(626) 335-1511
[email protected]
Azusa

Omar Rivera, CWM, QWEL
EcoTech Services Inc.
Designer, Contractor, Water Manager - Commercial, Residential
(626) 833-0495
[email protected]
Azusa

Matt Peterkin, CWM, QWEL
EcoTech Services Inc.
Designer, Contractor, Water Manager - Commercial, Residential
(626) 422-5184
[email protected]
Azusa

Ernesto Carlos, CWM, QWEL
MSE Landscape Professionals
Water Manager – Commercial, Residential
MSE Landscape Professionals
(760) 743-4127
Escondido

Enrique Martinez, CWM, QWEL
Picket Fences D&C, Inc.
Contractor, Water Manager, Designer – Commercial, Residential
(619) 656-3661
[email protected]
Chula Vista

Oscar Pacheco, CWM, QWEL
Brightview Landscaping
Contractor, Water Manager – Commercial, Residential
(858) 458-1900
San Diego

Dustin Prayther, QWEL
Advanced Landscape Management
Contractor, Water Manager – Residential
(760) 751-1435
[email protected]
Valley Center

Emily Spate, QWEL
Nature Design Landscaping
Contractor, Water Manager, Designer – Commercial, Residential
(760) 945-4321
[email protected]
Vista

Ventura County

Gaurav Mathur, CWM, QWEL
Consultant - Residential
(661) 666-0705
[email protected]
Oak Park

Yvette Bocz, CWM, QWEL CTR
Landscape Services, LLC.
Contractor – Commercial, Residential
(310) 597-0173
[email protected]
Newbury Park

Malcom McLaren, CWM, QWEL
EcoTech Services
Designer, Contractor, Water Manager - Commercial, Residential
(626) 335-1511
[email protected]
Azusa

Omar Rivera, CWM, QWEL
EcoTech Services Inc.
Designer, Contractor, Water Manager - Commercial, Residential
(626) 833-0495
[email protected]
Azusa

Matt Peterkin, CWM, QWEL
EcoTech Services Inc.
Designer, Contractor, Water Manager - Commercial, Residential
(626) 422-5184
[email protected]
Azusa

Patrick Luhn, CWM, QWEL
PL Designs
Consultant, Designer – Commercial, Residential
(805) 535-0785
[email protected]
Ventura

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Sustainable Landscaping Approaches

The Turf Replacement Program requires at least one of the following stormwater retention features. Check out these quick videos to see which sustainable approach works for your garden.

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.