Grass to Garden | City of Boulder

Our 2020 Boulder Grass to Garden program is full for the season! If you are still interested in participating if or when this program is offered again, please follow the button below to sign up for the notification list. We’ll reach out when we have availability again. Thank you!

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Program Steps:

  1. Create an account to view the webinar.
  2. Watch the prerequisite, 20 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. Remove the approved section of grass and send photos.
  7. Pick up and plant your free Garden In A Box.
  8. Send a final photo of your new and improved water-wise landscape!
  9. Schedule your free irrigation consultation.

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

What Participants Saymore details

“This is an awesome program and everyone I have interacted with has been super helpful, very clear and very awesome to work with!” – 2019 Boulder Grass to Garden Participant 

“Turf removal & soil mitigation were no walk in the park, but WELL WORTH the effort… I’m very grateful to the program for the impetus to improve my environment!” – 2019 Boulder Grass to Garden Participant

“It’s something I’ve been wanting to do but as it was quite a project I kept putting it off. This program definitely motivated me. The free plants drew me in, but the education, support and deadlines also pushed me to complete it. I’m very pleased that it did.” – 2018 Boulder Grass to Garden Participant

Click below for even more resources!

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

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