I am not kidding you. Quite literally my Costa Mesa client who has 750 square feet of lawn is getting a $1 per sq. ft. for what he kills from the Municipal Water District of O.C. Applying and getting approved for him was really easy. He filled out the application, after he had hired me and a design was ready to be installed. A nice man from the Mesa Consolidated Water District of Costa Mesa came out to ensure that he indeed had lawn to kill. He was approved within a week and was given 60 day's to do something. From there once the project is complete that nice man (can't remember his name) will come out to make sure that my client in fact did something and then withing less than 90 day's my client will get a $750 check. How easy was that? Real money at the tip of your fingers. All you have to do is kill the water sucking lawn. I should mention that you cannot replace the lawn with more lawn or synthetic lawn. The point of the rebate is to convince you to plant drought tolerant plants. Better yet "go native" and save even more money.
As you can see in the before picture above there is lawn and dirt. The existing tree per city guidelines must remain and the existing driveway/entry is in really good condition but everything else is going far far away. Currently the hardscape has been layout and boulders have been placed. The plants have been ordered and should be planted this week.