Planting Succulents is Now Your Civic Duty

Mayor Garcetti will pay you to go native in your yard

If you’ve been waiting for the right time to transform your regular old lawn into a succulent wonderland, it’s now. Mayor Garcetti today announced an increase in the rebate rate LADWP customers will receive for replacing grass with California-friendly landscaping through the Cash in Your Lawn program. Effective immediately, qualified homeowners will be rebated $3.75 per square foot of lawn for projects up to 1,500 square feet in size. To qualify, LADWP customers simply need to apply for a rebate and receive approval before reaching for the rakes and shovels. The rebate increase is part of Garcetti’s plan to reduce water use citywide by 20% over the next three years—and to beautiful results.