Leave the Heavy Lifting to Us

Converting thirsty lawn into a beautiful, low-water, pollinator-friendly landscape doesn’t have to be exhausting and time consuming! Resource Central’s new Lawn Removal Service is here to help jump-start your waterwise landscape project by physically removing and composting a section of your lawn. We’ll help get you one step closer to planting the low maintenance Garden In A Box you’ve always dreamed of!

The Lawn Removal Service is contactless and available in most Colorado communities for just $2 per square foot. A limited number of discounts, up to $500 off, are available to qualified homeowners on a first come, first served basis thanks to our partnerships with local water utilities. All projects must be at least 200 square feet.

How It Works

STEP 1: Sign Up

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Share your contact information and tell us a bit about your lawn removal project! Simply submit the 1-minute enrollment form below or call 303-999-3820 ext. 221 to get started.

STEP 2: Review & Confirm 

We’ll reach out as soon as possible and send you a short application to see if you qualify for a discount. Remember that discount are limited and approved on a first-come, first-served basis. After that, we’ll have a brief phone consultation review your project, schedule the appointment, and collect a $100 deposit. Scheduling starts in February with projects occurring from May through September.

STEP 3: Save! 

After your contactless Lawn Removal Service, you’ll be left with bare ground and will be ready to complete your waterwise landscape transformation with a beautiful Garden In A Box. By removing lawn, you’re sure to save water, money, and time!

SIGN UP FOR LAWN REMOVAL SERVICEClick here to enroll in our Lawn Removal Programs

Discounts: Get up to $500 off

Resource Central partners with water utilities across Colorado to offer Lawn Removal Service discounts. In 2021, discounts are available to City of Arvada, Aurora, Fountain, Lafayette, Thornton, and Westminster water customers as well as Little Thompson Water District and Willows Water District customers.

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By collaborating with local water utilities, we’re able to put conservation into action and offer discounts of up to $500 off the Lawn Removal Service for residential properties. To qualify for a discount, you must meet all the requirements:

  1. You must be a current customer of a participating water utility and provide your account number. 2021 participating utilities include the cities of Arvada, Aurora, Fountain, Lafayette, Thornton, Westminster, the Little Thompson Water District and the Willows Water District. Sign up here to be notified if you qualify for a discount.
  2. You must sign a program contract agreeing that:
    • You will pay the discounted rate of $1/sq. ft. for the first 500 sq. ft. of lawn removed plus $2/sq. ft. for any amount over 500 sq. ft.
    • The area of lawn to be removed is currently watered and maintained on a regular schedule
    • You will install an approved waterwise landscape alternative such as a Garden In A Box, other xeric plants and shrubs, low-water trees, vegetable gardens, permeable hardscape (gravel), or a combination thereof within 30 days of the lawn removal
    • You will properly adjust your irrigation system and/or watering schedule to account for the new low-water landscape
    • You will post your project on our companion website, WaterwiseYards.org

If you qualify for the discount, you’ll receive 50% off your project, up to $500 (except in Lafayette and Aurora). That means you’ll pay just $1 per square foot for the first 500 square feet! Any amount over 500 square feet is billed at the standard rate of $2 per square foot. Discounts are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis. We will confirm your eligibility during a brief phone consultation.



Need Landscape Design Help?

Check out our new website, WaterwiseYards.org, for ideas and stories from your neighbors. Learn the techniques and find resources!

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Still Have Questions?

Check out our Lawn Removal FAQs, email us at TurfRemoval@ResourceCentral.org, or give us a call at 303-999-3820 ext. 221. 

Lawn Removal FAQs

What Customers Say

“I have already had 2 neighbors inquire about my landscaping project including the garden in a box and lawn removal service.” – 2021 Northglenn Customer

“Bargain removal service was a no brainer! Thank you!!” – 2020 Lafayette Customer

“The entire process was FANTASTIC, so easy and everyone was super helpful. This is a tremendous resource for the communities Resource Central serves and is so important given the mega drought CO is experiencing for homeowners to be able to eliminate some of the largest water hogs inside and outside the house at a large discount. HUGE thanks to the Resource Central team!!” –  2020 Thornton Customer