Announcing the New Lawn-to-Garden Program!

Starting July 1, 2018, LBWD will provide an incentive of $3 per square foot and up to $1,500 in design reimbursement for all new Lawn-to-Garden participants. New garden elements will include stormwater retention, the use of California native or flowering plants and drip irrigation. Create a watershed garden and see your front yard come alive with beauty and butterflies while making water efficiency the Long Beach way of life! Applications for garden projects will be accepted starting July 1, 2018 and projects will be limited to 150 per year. Don’t miss out!

We’ve created this site to help you, our valued customer, replace a water-guzzling grass lawn with a beautiful drought tolerant landscape. Making this change now is extremely important as the City of Long Beach’s imported water supplies have been permanently reduced.




For replacing your water-guzzling grass lawn with a beautiful drought tolerant landscape.

Your neighbors told us these are the most important benefits of these water-efficient landscapes:

Save Water!

Our imported water supplies have been permanently reduced; we must use our remaining supplies more efficiently.

Save on the Water Bill!

About half the water used is for landscape irrigation; beautiful L2G landscapes can reduce water use per square foot by 70% or more.

Save Energy!

Water-related energy use in California consumes about 20% of the state’s electricity.

Save The Environment!

Outdoor landscaping is the single largest use of water in the typical California home. Reducing or eliminating grass conserves water.

This Website Has One Goal:

To help you successfully create your own beautiful L2G landscape. Many of the offerings, tips and strategies you’ll find on this site come from the experience of over 1,900 homeowners that have successfully replaced grass lawns with beautiful L2G landscapes.

To learn how you can receive an incentive for replacing your lawn, click on "APPLY TO L2G"

Energy Star Landscapes

About 20% of all the energy consumed in California is used for pumping, treating, transporting and heating water. L2G landscapes save a lot of energy by saving water.  Maybe we should refer to these water-efficient yards as “Energy Star Landscapes!”

Other important Benefits!

  • Improve the City’s water reliability
  • Reduce time and money needed to maintain grass lawns
  • Reduce the urban runoff into the Long Beach coastal marine habitat
  • Create habitat for wildlife such as hummingbirds and butterflies