ABC 7 News: OC water district brings California native landscapes to yards saving water through rebate program

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CALIF. (KABC) — The Moulton Niguel Water District is teaching people how to drought-proof their lawns, and has homeowners relaxing in a serene, environmentally-friendly space, while saving money.

It’s a new look Dennis Ghan of Laguna Niguel and his wife enjoy daily.

“Just coming and going, and seeing it all the time out here,” Ghan said. “We get a lot of compliments from people that come over to our house.”

Three years earlier it was just a lawn and hedge. That was around the start of the Moulton Niguel Water District’s NatureScape Program.

The Ghans and their neighbors form some of the 100 participants that have transformed their lawns into California native landscapes, saving water, time and money.

The package includes a rebate for turf removal and half-off design costs.

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