LIFE AFTER LAWN Program
Residential and commercial water customers can receive a rebate for replacing healthy, well-watered turf grass with an eligible low-water landscaping. Projects must be approved prior to installation and completed by October 31st.
Step 1: Watch the Class about the program. Participants must watch the Life After Lawn recording online.
- For more classes to help you with your project, check out the Landscape Lectures webpage to view videos from past classes.
Step 2: Register. You must register for Greeley’s WaterSmart Portal which keeps you informed on
your water use, allows you to set up leak alerts, view bills, and more.
Step 3: Take Photos. Take at least two photos where you plan to remove healthy, well-watered turf and install native and/or water wise plantings. Google street views are acceptable.
Step 4: Apply online. We have extended the deadline; you can still apply online by July 1st , attach the photos you took of the project location, also include a design of what your future landscape will look like. Utilize the resources for design examples
(links to downloadable designs are below in the FAQs). Request a site visit for 2024 Program
Step 5: Approval from Greeley. The Water Conservation team will review your application and give you the thumbs-up to proceed with your project. If you forgot something, we’ll let you know.
Step 6: Start your project. You must call 811 for utility line locates before beginning your project. Give them a week to mark the utilities. Start you landscaping. You must save all your receipts/invoices and track your time and money spent.
Step 7: Schedule your final inspection. The
final project should be done by October 15th.
Step 8: Submit your paperwork or documents by November 15th. Once you’ve completed your landscape project, the following is required:
- Life After Lawn- Rebate Form completed
- Attach receipts/invoices
- Two photos of your final project
Step 9: Rebate payment. You’ll receive a rebate as a check in 6-8 weeks after all documents have been submitted, and verification of your project.
Note all landscape conversion must have the total area of 50% live plantings at maturity to comply with all City of Greeley Landscape Codes. For example, a 2,000 square foot project would need 1,000 square feet of plant coverage.
This can include existing and new trees, shrubs, perennials, ground covers, ornamental grasses. It can also include utilizing native turf grass or leaving some existing turf grass or a combination. For assistance with these calculations, you can use
the canopy coverage on the water conservation plant database: PlantsforGreeley.com. Some additions to the landscape such as Rights-of-Way
plantings, fences, structures, etc. may require additional approval and/or permits from Community Development and submitted through the Etrakit system.