Grass to Garden | City of Lafayette

The City of Lafayette & Resource Central invites you to transform your water-thirsty lawn into a beautiful, low-water, perennial garden with a FREE 200 sq. ft. Garden In A Box! Lafayette residents also have the option to apply for a hardscape rebate, where the City will apply a $1/sq. ft. rebate on your water bill (up to $1,000) for replacing your grass with permeable hardscape. You can even do both! Watch the informational webinar to learn more and apply to receive your FREE garden this August/September!

Watch the webinar!


Resource Central is committed to equal access to our programs for all individuals. If you are need of an accommodation or alternate webinar format, please contact us at or call (303) 999-3820 x221.

Program Steps:

  1. Create an account to view the webinar.
  2. Watch the prerequisite 30 minute webinar.
  3. Pass the quiz or chat with a Resource Central representative.
  4. Choose a 200 sq. ft. (or more) area of your lawn to transform!
  5. Submit your application and other required documents (below) by July 10th.
    • Landscape Design
    • Before Photo
    • Recent Water Bill
    • Signed Contract
    • HOA Approval (if applicable)
  6. Receive your FREE Lawn Removal Consultation.
  7. Remove the approved section of grass and send photos.
  8. Pick up and plant your free Garden In A Box.
  9. Send a final photo of your new and improved water-wise landscape!
  10. Schedule your free irrigation consultation.

New This Year!

We are offering our Lawn Removal Service to Lafayette Grass to Garden participants! We’ll do the heavy lifting for you – all you have to do is plant your FREE Garden In A Box. Lawn removal will cost $2/sq. ft. for homeowners. Enroll today!

Free Materials Includedmore details

  • 200 sq. ft. Garden In A Box (includes: starter plants, plant by number maps, and plant and care guide)
  • Rain Bird Retro 1800 spray to drip irrigation conversion kit
  • Water bill credit (Lafayette only – *must have lived in home for 2 years)

What Participants Saymore details

“The turf removal and planting were about what I expected, but the plant designs and choices exceeded my expectations. They still need to fill in but they are already beautiful.” – 2019 Lafayette Grass to Garden Participant 

“We are very happy with our garden, and we love the program!” – 2019 Lafayette Grass to Garden Participant

“[My yard] went from a drab rectangle of grass that was very difficult to keep alive to a mass of plants of different colors & textures flowering at different times throughout the year – not to mention all the bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, etc.” – 2017 Lafayette Grass to Garden Participant

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Check out the FAQs, email or call 303-999-3820 x221.

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