Special to Las Vegas Landscaping and Pools Insider: With the nice weather around the corner, a lot of you are probably starting to think about some new Las Vegas landscaping projects. If so, we want you to remember that the Southern Nevada Water Authority is still offering rebates to homeowners for any turf removal. You can earn $1.50 per square foot of grass that is removed, which will help offset the expense of the new project. Plus you will be helping the overall water situation in Southern Nevada by minimizing your water foot print.
Las Vegas Landscaping Rebate
For complete information about these rebates, please click to the official website for the Southern Nevada Water Authority landscape rebate section. About the rebates: “The Water Smart Landscapes Rebate helps property owners convert water-thirsty grass to desert landscaping, a lush yet water-efficient landscape. SNWA will rebate customers $1.50 per square foot of grass removed and replaced with desert landscaping up to the first 5,000 square feet converted per property, per year. Beyond the first 5,000 feet, SNWA will provide a rebate of $1 per square foot.”
Also, the officials at the SNWA do a good job in answering a lot of questions about the rebate initiative. Click now for frequently asked questions about the landscaping rebates. One of the notions that they dispel is that taking out grass will increase the overall temperature and enjoyment of your yard. There are many ways to ensure the yard stays cool and inviting, and here is what the SNWA management has to say about keeping cool when replacing grass areas with xeriscaping: “Shade is the key to keeping you cool in the desert. Shading keeps areas 10 to 25 degrees cooler. Lawns feel cool because so much water is evaporating from them. There are dozens of water-efficient trees and vines that can be used to shade south and west exposures from our relentless desert sun. A water smart landscape with very dense plantings uses less than half as much water as a lawn.”
“We are always happy to answer any questions about the water rebates and understand that it can be a sometimes confusing project,” says Rob Desjardins, owner of Desert Springs Landscaping. “We also will walk our customers through the entire process and ensure that all guidelines are followed and they receive the largest est rebate possible. And we have a lot of ideas about ways to add to the look and feel of the landscape, even when taking out the grass area, which many homeowners are hesitant to do.”
You can email Rob@desertspringslandscapingllc.com or call Desert Springs Landscaping at 702.436.8080.