Sustainable Landscaping creates beautiful and environmentally beneficial landscapes that use plants, soil and other features that consider the climate, available water, and other ecological factors.
Sustainable Landscaping includes
Building healthy, living soil with compost and mulch
Redirecting rainwater for infiltration or reuse
Using native or California Friendly® plants appropriate for the Los Angeles climate
Reducing potable water use with a drip irrigation system
Benefits include conserving drinking water, capturing and reusing stormwater, recharging the groundwater, and preventing polluted runoff from flowing to the rivers and ocean, while providing food and habitat for birds, butterflies and other wildlife.
Angelenos who replace turf grass with a sustainable landscape are eligible to receive a rebate of $2.00 per square foot for up to 1,500 square feet of lawn replaced through the end of 2017.