Pasadena, California

Drought Tolerant Gardens

Drought Landscaping for Pasadena and Surrounding Communities

Karina & Ed of KB5 Design Studios

KB5 Landscape Design

Drought Tolerant Landscaping

California is in a drought emergency, and Pasadena is taking measures to ensure water for the future! While some water conservation efforts involve restrictions, Pasadena also offers many different financial incentives to homeowners; include turf replacement rebates. Turf removal rebates give homeowners cash in exchange for upgrading their lawn to a drought tolerant landscape. NOW is the perfect time to transform your yard into a low-maintenance, low-water paradise!

Not only do drought-tolerant landscapes save homeowners money on their water bill, but current Pasadena turf replacement programs offer residents up to $10,000 in rebates!

With nearly two-decades of SoCal landscape experience, KB5 Designs knows the turf-removal rebate programs and requirements set out by Pasadena PWP and will assist you with the application and approval process. You’ll not only get the maximum rebate possible, but you’ll also get to enjoy your new professionally designed, low-maintenance, and eco-friendly landscape.

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A Beautiful Drought-friendly Yard

Many Pasadena residents worry that “lawn replacement” or “turf removal” means you end up with a pile of gravel and a cactus or two. With KB5’s professional and experience drought-tolerant landscape design and installation, we don’t tear out your lawn, we transform your yard into the modern, updated space you’ve always wanted.

lawn replacement project with hardcape, color, and texture

Grass Alternatives

A professionally designed and installed eco-friendly yard focuses on color, spacing, height, and plant variety to draw the eye across a natural canvas. Your drought tolerant yard will be an updated and upscale landscape that matches the style of your home.

hardscape features including gazeba and hammock

Hardscape Features

Many clients use turf rebate programs as an opportunity to upgrade their home with modern hardscape improvements such as: updated fencing, decking, paths, gazebos, stone pathways, and fire pits. The result is a low-maintenance landscape and a space where you can relax, entertain, and enjoy!

Climate-Proof Plants

Through careful selection and strategic placement, we create landscapes that thrive in Pasadena's drought conditions. We choose climate-specific and California native plants whose size, shape, color play a part in a cohesive, professional landscape design.

"We called KB5 Designs based on reviews we read and we are so glad we did. Ed came out and listened to what we wanted and the concerns we had. He measured the yard so we could start our rebate process. Once we were approved he and his wife kept us informed on when he could schedule us in. He showed us his design intentions which we loved! We were lucky to have our project completed quickly. He and the crew he contracted to do the demo/prep/irrigation were knowledgeable and worked efficiently. Our new front yard is beautiful!" -Joanna P.

About turf removal rebate programs

The California drought is serious, and Pasadena is finding ways to encourage water conservation. Keeping grass green takes a LOT of water, and so through the SoCal Water Smart program, Pasadena is offering rebates to homeowners that remove turf and replace their lawn with drought tolerant plants, irrigation, and landscaping. Getting those rebates requires applying in advance and then making sure your new yard is compliant.


KB5 Design Studio can help you apply and comply with Pasadena’s Turf Removal Rebate program!

KB5 Design Rebate Services

What We Do
  • Measure your property for your rebate application to maximize the benefits
  • Design a custom garden that matches the style of your home
  • Assist with the application process for your local municipality to get you the max rebate!
  • Included you in plant selection and incorporate your vision
  • Manage our licensed contractor with the installation of your new Eco-Friendly landscape

"Thank you, KB5 DESIGNS for turning our back yard into exactly what we wanted! KB5 is the BEST, and Ed knows his stuff!!! He helped us design our yard, was patient and walked us through what would work, what might not, and everything in between. He's passionate about plants, and it shows."

Susans newly designed flower gardens

Susan C.

Before & After

Lawn Replacement Gallery

Over the past two decades, there has been a dramatic increase in water conservation efforts. KB5 is doing our part by designing eco-friendly yards that reflect the need to be water wise for both Pasadena residents and business.

Take a look at our turf lawn replacement portfolio for Pasadena and its surrounding Southern California communities!

Before After

Save Water. Save Money.

If you want to know if your yard qualifies for a turf removal rebate, or to discuss your vision of a low-maintenance, drought tolerant yard transform…reach out to us and we’d be happy to schedule your  FREE consultation.