06 Oct

Cash For New Grass – City of Austin Rebate Incentive

Landscape Conversion Incentive: Lawn Remodel Option

A$$, Cash, or Grass – The City of Austin is providing a cash option incentive for new grass lost in the drought of 2011. Contact Us for help with this.

Application must be postdated by October 14, 2011 to be eligible.

Program Information

  • $10 for every 100 sqft converted from existing turf to Bermuda or Buffalo grasses listed in the City of Austin Preferred Plant List.
  • Minimum of entire front yard and/or back yard turf.
  • Minimum of 6″ soil depth, 8″ preferred (soil may need to be added).
  • Automatic sprinkler systems must undergo an irrigation evaluation.
  • Turf installation is limited to a maximum of 20,000 sqft. Areas in excess of 20,000 sqft must be replaced with native landscape or permeable hardscape, rock gardens, mulching or non-irrigated beds.

This program is not appropriate for:

  • Sloping or creekside properties
  • Properties subject to HOA restrictions that conflict with the program requirements
  • Properties without a soil depth of 6″ or those unable to increase the soil depth to 6″
  • Customers unwilling to accept an indefinite time period with dead grass and delay in new installation
  • Customers unwilling to allow their new lawn to go dormant in the winter
  • Lawns (including established St. Augustine) that have remained healthy under current watering restrictions
  • Front or back yards receiving less than six hours of full sun per day
  • To be eligible for rebate, properties must:

  • Be an owner-occupied residential property
  • Be an Austin Water customer
  • Delay new installation until authorized by Austin Water
  • Not receive a warning or citation for water waste or violation of watering restrictions