Conservation Landscaping

APPLICATION NOTICE
New RainScapes applications are not being accepted at this time. All rebate funds for the current fiscal year have been reserved. Please check back in June 2021 when new funds become available.

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Rebates for conservation landscaping are available to single family residences, homeowners associations, condominium associations and other non-profits for replacing turf grass with native plants.

Eligible properties are offered a financial rebate of $1 per square foot (without soil improvement) or $2 per square foot (with soil improvement), with a minimum volume of 250 square feet.  To receive a rebate you must apply prior to installing the landscaping and retain and submit itemized receipts and/or final invoices for all project costs. The rebate amount cannot exceed documented costs. Properties are eligible to receive a lifetime total of $2,500 per property in rebates.

 Benefits:

  • Beautify your yard with a variety of native plants
  • Conserve water and reduce the need for pesticides and fertilizers
  • Enhanced habitat for birds, butterflies and beneficial insects
  • Filter pollutants out of runoff as water drains through roots and soil
 Still have questions? Contact: 

RainScapes Coordinator
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240-314-8877
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111 Maryland Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850
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Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Rain Gardens
Rain gardens may be rebated under Conservation Landscaping. For resources on installing a rain garden, see the Montgomery County Rain Garden Project Manual.

Project Guidelines

While new applications are not being accepted at this time, please feel free to review the Conservation Landscaping Design Guidelines and resources below to get a head start on planning your project. Applications should reopen in June 2021.