Make the Switch: Replace Water Guzzling Turf with Low Water Use Plants
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
by: Pacific Green Landscaping, Inc.

Section: News

In one of our previous blog articles, we mentioned that residents, businesses, homeowner associations and public agencies in San Diego County are eligible for rebates from the San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA) and the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) of up to $3.50 per square foot for replacing turf grass with water-efficient landscaping options.  At this time, the rebate program from the SDCWA has expired, but MWD rebates at $2.00 per square foot (unlimited) are still going strong.  But – timing is key and now is the time to take advantage of these rebates while planning for spring. 

With the generous MWD rebate being offered and assistance from Pacific Green Landscape’s experienced and knowledgeable team members, one of our clients decided it was time to make the switch and replace their water-guzzling turf on their National City property.

At Southport Industrial Office Complex managed by HG Fenton, Pacific Green took out approximately 10,000 square feet of turf and replaced it with low-water use plants such as Lantana, Bougainvillea, Bird of Paradise and various succulents.  Pacific Green staff also knew that rebates were being offered for upgrading sprinkler systems.  So, Pacific Green upgraded the properties entire irrigation system by taking out old sprinkler heads and installing new MP rotators. 

Now, the property requires less water and when it is irrigated, the system uses the correct amount with no excess or waste - saving water and money each month. More importantly, our client will be receiving rebate checks for more than $28,000.

“Working with Pacific Green Landscape was easy and they made every step of the process - especially the paperwork for the rebates - very simple,” said Cory LaShell, property manager for HG Fenton. “I would highly recommend Pacific Green Landscape to any property manager who is considering utilizing the current turf removal rebates.  The new drought tolerant landscaping not only looks great, but will help us save water and money in the future.”

If you have been thinking about replacing your grass but were worried about the expense and confused about what to do - now is the time for you to make the change and Pacific Green Landscape will help you! We recommend the best plants, keep you up to date on the rebates being offered and know what you can do to get the maximum rebate available. We walk you through every step and fill out and submit all of the required rebate paperwork.

Give us a call at 800-439-9962 or 619-390-9962 to see how we can help you save water and money!