The lawn goodbye landscape gallery

Sometimes it’s time to say goodbye. Are you ready to change out your water-thirsty landscape?

Picture your life after the breakup: a beautiful garden haven on a hot day; a garden with a small lawn for kids or pets, surrounded by plants that celebrate the seasons of the San Francisco Bay region, including our dry summers. Perhaps your garden includes sculpture, or a small recirculating fountain. Maybe it includes a bench for reading, or has plants that attract hummingbirds, or has a patio for enjoying al fresco meals with your family.

Summer is the perfect time to plan your garden. Here are some WaterSmart examples from homes around the Bay Area to get your gardening juices flowing! 

Get started

  • Get cash for grass. Your lawn breakup can be eligible for a rebate. Mail in an application before your yard revamp.
  • Mulch it. Once you’re ready to let the lawn go, sheet mulch to break down the grass. Get a discount on mulch from EBMUD and local nurseries.
  • Pick your plants. EBMUD’s Plants and Landscapes for Summer-Dry Climates is a great resource with more than 500 photos of landscapes to inspire you. 

EBMUD can help

Get cash for grass. Your lawn breakup can be eligible for a rebate of .50 a square foot, and .25 more for drip irrigation. Mail in an application before your yard revamp.
Mulch it. Once you’re ready to let go of the lawn, sheet mulch to break down the grass. Get a discount on bags of mulch from EBMUD and local nurseries.
Pick your plants. EBMUD’s Plants and Landscapes for Summer-Dry Climates is a great resource. With more than 500 photos, you are bound to find what types of plants and styles of landscaping inspire you the most. Plants were selected by local experts for their beauty and resilience.