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Grass removal / Conversion / SNWA rebate

Removing grass may

  • Help pay for your new landscaping.
  • Help save money with reduced maintenance costs and lower water bills.
  • Help reduce your homes cooling costs during the summer. 
  • Reduce the amount of time you spend taking care of your landscaping.
  • Allow you to change the look of your yard.

The Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) may rebate $3 per square foot of grass removed and replaced with desert landscaping up to the first 10,000 square feet converted per property, per year. Beyond the first 10,000 feet, the SNWA may provide a rebate of $1.50 per square foot. Certain restrictions apply so make sure to check with us in regards to the program.  

Some of the SNWA programs requirements are to remove grass and to have at least 50% canopy coverage from plants based on their mature size, ground cover like rock and if an irrigation system is intalled it must be SNWA program compliant. 

There are many financial benefits to having well placed trees on a property including reduced energy bills and increased property values.   The Arbor Day Foundations website complied some information that we find interesting.  Source 

  1. The net cooling effect of a young, healthy tree is equivalent to ten room-size air conditioners operating 20 hours a day. U.S. Department of Agriculture
  2. Trees properly placed around buildings can reduce air conditioning needs by 30 percent and can save 20–50 percent in energy used for heating. USDA Forest Service
  3. If you plant a tree today on the west side of your home, in 5 years your energy bills should be 3% less. In 15 years the savings will be nearly 12%. Dr. E. Greg McPherson, Center for Urban Forest Research

There can be significant cost savings including reduced water usage / bill and a lower cost to take care of the landscaping.  The owner of On Time Landscaping utilized the SNWA rebate program to remove about 1,200 square feet of grass in his back yard. He removed it, added synthetic grass, trees and bushes and decorative rock that exceeded the SNWAs requirements and his water bill decreased by about 60%. Because of the plants he chose, the average thickness of the rock and the use of a weed barrier In the years since the conversion he has never had to hedge trim bushes, rarely pulls weeds and only uses a blower here and there. 

How much does synthetic grass cost? There are a few items that go into the cost. 

  1. Prep work of the area that the grass is going to be installed in has a cost. This may include removing existing landscaping items. It also includes the cost of bringing in the correct “underlayment”.
  2. The cost of synthetic grass varies. We have seen it cost as little as $1.50 per square foot up to $7 per square foot. What causes the difference in price? It might be compared to the price difference between cars. Some of the synthetic comes with a warranty

How much will the plants and rock cost?  It depends on the number and size of plants that are installed and the type and amount of rock that is installed.


Heat - We live in the desert and many items that are outside absorb heat. Streets, sidewalks, the walls of a home, the rock in landscaping and yes, synthetic grass can absorb heat. It might not be right for all locations if you are concerned about the heat and placement can help keep it cooler. Some synthetic grass manufacturers use heat blocking technology to help reduce the absorption of heat. One manufactures website says their “technology incorporates infrared reflective pigments that help dissipate heat build-up and reduce fiber emissivity by as much as 20% cooler than similar artificial turf products.” 

What should be installed?  It depends on how you plan to use your yard or the look you want.   Click here for some ideas.  

If you choose to contact us please try and give us an idea of the amount of grass your looking to convert and the time frame you want the work to be completed in.  

We look forward to hearing from you.

Telephone: 702-348-8399