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New applications will be accepted Spring 2017!

For many households, the biggest water-saving opportunities are outside your door, where lawns and thirsty plants require regular irrigation. To encourage you to replace lawns with hardscape and water-wise plants, the City’s Cash for Grass program pays you $1.00 for every square foot of turfgrass that’s replaced with drip-irrigated, low water-use plants, or permeable hardscape. Residential water customers can earn rebates up to $750, and commercial customers can earn rebates up to $2,500.



Rebates for Residents

State Rebate Program:  Single-family residences are eligible for the State of California Turf Replacement Rebate.  The program is temporarily funded by the Prop 1 Water Bond to help address California's historic drought.  For terms & conditions and the application process  visit, call 844-642-7410, or email  




Looking for ideas for your project?  Mid-City Nursery, located on Hwy 29 in American Canyon, can help find the perfect plants for your Cash for Grass project. Look for the "Water Wise Plants" signs while shopping!

How to Install Drip Irrigation with an Existing Sprinkler System

How to Cap Off Sprinklers

American Canyon Plant Lists

Cash For Grass Online List of Resources

Water Use Classification of Landscape Species

Mexican Feather Grass Invasive

Sheet Mulching Guide

UCANR Sustainable Landscaping in California

Cash for Grass Photo Album

Water Wise Gardening in the Napa Valley

Helpful resources for water-wise plant selection


HERO (Home Energy Renovation Opportunity) is the #1 energy efficiency financing program in the United States. HERO partners with local governments to make energy efficient, water efficient, and renewable energy products more affordable for homeowners. Click here for more information. 

Bay-Friendly Qualified Landscape Professionals have completed a comprehensive training program and use a sustainable, holistic approach to the design and management of your landscape. They work with nature to conserve water and soil, reduce waste, and prevent pollution – creating a landscape that is as healthy as it is beautiful! Looking for a Bay-Friendly Qualified Landscape Professional to help with your Cash for Grass project? Click here for a directory


Questions? Please call (707) 647-4521.