Pre-Designed Gardens Jumpstart Water-Wise Landscape Change
The Grass to Garden Program, initiated by Resource Central in 2016 in partnership with the City of Lafayette, makes it easy for residents to beautify their landscape and save water by removing their grass and replacing it with low-water landscaping. This innovative program equips residents with the knowledge, resources, plant materials, and landscape design know-how needed to transform a portion of their lawn into a thriving Xeriscape garden – without needing to spend thousands of dollars to hire a professional! The 2019 participating utilities are: the City of Boulder, City of Lafayette and the City of Louisville. Click below to learn more!
How It Works
The Turf Replacement Program is a utility-funded water conservation program available in select cities. The steps are simple: first, remove existing and maintained water thirsty grass. Second, replace it with a water-wise alternative and third, save water and money on your landscape! Approved residents who remove a 200 sq. ft. (or more) area of lawn are eligible to receive a free Garden In A Box and/or rebate on their water bill.
* Residents can save about 2,000 gallons of water per year for every 200 sq. ft. of lawn converted to Xeriscape and 3,000 gallons for every 200 sq. ft. of lawn converted to hardscape.
* To date, Resource Central has helped residents replace over 50,000 sq. ft. of turfgrass with low-water landscaping, potentially saving 520,000 gallons of water per year.