- Author: Trisha Rose
Well the process has begun, the backyard lawn is now gone, lawn guys accidentally sprayed with weed killer, who knows why, there went their job security. We were planning to take it out, so now is the time.
It's been 10 days with dirt and dead grass bits and 3 large dogs. Vacuum on overload. Raised bed going in Saturday with drip. Next Tuesday the rocks show up, they are permeable so water can still reach the soil below. Then drought tolerant plantings need to replace 25% of the previous turf area.
Trying to satisfy both the Solano County Water Agency's Water-Efficient Landscape Rebate Program $1 per square foot "firstname.lastname@example.org" and the California State "SaveOurWaterTurf@egia.org" rebate program for a total of $2 per square foot of turf removed. The state program piggybacks on our local program to make up the difference up to $2 total per square foot.
In my case, I began with the county program, had my pre-inspection and my notice to proceed. I just found out about the state program so I went on-line to complete the submission process, very slick website, easy to navigate and upload photos and tie in our local program details. Hit the submit button and shortly thereafter got my application number via an email.
So now just need to keep my wits about me til next Tuesday.