Lawn Be Gone: Score Some Cash by Removing Your Grass

Maintaining a grass lawn can be a hassle. Keeping your grass green and looking healthy means watering and mowing on a regular basis. We bet there have been plenty of times when you just wanted to give up and tear it all out.

Well, if you really want to go green and stop all that watering (and pesticide use!), the City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) and TreePeople have teamed up to give you 20 different options for drought tolerant turf and native plant groundcovers as result of the new parkway landscape guidelines.

And that’s not even the best part. The Residential Turf Removal Program will give you $1 per square foot of grass removed from anywhere on your outdoor property. Interested? We thought so! Use less water (which means less runoff into our stormwater system) and get paid!

Who thought tearing out your lawn could actually make you a little money while being environmentally friendly at the same time? To learn more and apply for the Cash for Grass program, please check out this LADWP information flyer.

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    R. Gunter
    January 14th, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    This is a garden that participated in the lawn for gardens program with DWP. It also won Garden of the Year with the West Adams Heritage Association…It gets more beautiful by the week!

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/home_blog/2010/07/west-adams-garden-renee-gunter.html

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    R. Gunter
    January 14th, 2011 at 6:59 pm
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      LA Stormwater
      January 17th, 2011 at 7:24 am

      Thanks for sharing the link with us, Renee! What a great water-wise garden! Nice work.

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