Pre-Designed Gardens Jumpstart Water-Wise Landscape Change

The Grass to Garden program makes it easy for residents to beautify their landscape and save water by removing their grass and replacing it with a FREE Garden In A Box or other 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 your city below to learn more!

City of Boulder     |     City of Lafayette     |     City of Louisville     |     Other Communities


How It Works 

The Grass to Garden Program is a utility-funded water conservation program available in select cities. 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. The steps are simple!

STEP 1: Remove it.  After approval into the program, remove existing and maintained water-thirsty grass.

STEP 2: Replace it.  Replace it with a water-wise alternative

STEP 3: Save.  Save water and money on your landscape

Program Impact

  • Residents can save about 2,000 gallons of water per year for every 200 sq. ft. of lawn converted to Xeriscape up to 14,000 gallons over the course of the garden’s lifetime!
  • Residents can save 3,000 gallons of water 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 up to 520,000 gallons of water per year.



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

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