Less Lawn, More Savings

Replace your lawn for a beautiful, waterwise outdoor space. By replacing your grass for waterwise plants, you’ll use less water outdoors while supporting pollinators (and spending less time maintaining that yard). It’s an easy way to create a stunning environment that benefits both our communities and the environment. Our program is here to help you make the switch!

We offer a convenient mix-and-match solution – simply commit to removing 200 square feet of lawn and complete a quick online application and we’ll follow up with next steps and more information about lawn conversion. Use the Find Your Benefits section to explore your eligible services, potential discounts, and more details about our program, including the application.

Find Your Benefits & Application

Choose your water provider from the drop-down below to find your benefits, eligible services and application.
*Discounts are subject to change

Program Overview

1. Measure your space and determine sun exposure (200 sqft or more).

2. Take photos of the area.

3. Submit an online application.

4. Connect with our staff about your project.

5. Remove lawn through us or do-it-yourself.

6. Convert or adjust your irrigation system.

7. Pick up and plant your low-water gardens.

8. Share your project on WaterwiseYards.org to inspire others!

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Replacing turf with waterwise plants has several benefits for your outdoor space and the environment:

Save Water: Waterwise plants need less water, reducing your water bills and promoting sustainable water use.

Cost Savings: Lower maintenance requirements mean potential long-term savings on water, fertilizers, and pesticides.

Environmental Friendliness: Waterwise plants minimize runoff and decrease the need for harmful chemicals, supporting local ecosystems and biodiversity.

Pollinator Support: Many waterwise plants attract pollinators like bees and butterflies, enhancing local biodiversity.

Aesthetic Appeal: Waterwise landscapes are visually appealing, offering a diverse range of colorful plants for a unique and personalized outdoor space.

Low Maintenance: These plants are well-adapted to local conditions, requiring less care and making your landscaping more user-friendly.

Climate Resilience: Waterwise plants are often more resilient to changing weather conditions, making them suitable for various climates.

By choosing waterwise plants, you not only enhance the beauty of your outdoor space but also contribute to water conservation and create a more sustainable and resilient environment.

Program Requirements

Qualified Candidates

Our program focuses on reducing water use for lawns. By concentrating on projects that replace well-kept turf (which requires more water) with water-efficient alternatives, we aim to boost our water conservation efforts.

Your project area must be watered, well-maintained grass. Applicants with dead grass or overgrown weeds will not be accepted. Your lawn quality must be equal to or better then the image on the right.

You must properly adjust and maintain your irrigation system and/or watering schedule to account for the new low-water landscape features.

We only accept new projects – you are not eligible for the program if you have already removed or killed your existing turf prior to receiving written acceptance into the program from Resource Central.

Replacement Materials

You must replace at least 50% of the removed turf area with plant material.

  • Plant material: waterwise perennial gardens (preferred); Buffalograss (Buchloë dactyloides); other low-water grasses; clover; wildflower meadows;
  • Ground cover: small-to-medium size patios and decks using permeable materials; permeable rock, stone, or gravel areas or pathways; or any other combination thereof.
  • Not allowed: Artificial/synthetic turf, impermeable concrete or similar material, water features, invasive species, or new turf.


You must be the legal owner and/or manager of the property located at the address below. It is your responsibility to comply with any and all municipal and/or homeowners’ association landscaping codes, standards, and ordinances.

If your property is covenant controlled and/or part of a homeowners’ association (HOA), you are responsible for seeking and obtaining proper approval for your landscape change project prior to starting any work. Resource Central is not responsible for fines, fees, or penalties imposed by HOAs or similar entities.


Email the Lawn Replacement team or call 303-999-3820 x221

Community Reviews

4.8 star rating overall

“Great program, that highly incentivizes people to go water-wise. Work crew was great – polite, hard workers, good communication, on time. Popular program, so I think having more crews early in season would be good to enable timely planting.”

Program Participant, 2022

“We were so relieved to have Resource Central remove the sod for us. The team of workers…were very knowledgeable, efficient, and friendly!”

Program Participant, 2021

“It was a great program, and I am looking forward for saving money on our water bills. I loved the great communication & help by Resource Central Staff on step by step on this project.”

Program Participant, 2022

Are you a water provider wanting to offer this program to your customers? Learn about partnerships here.