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.

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 

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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