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Moulton Niguel Water District

P.O. Box 30203, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

(949) 448-4025



NatureScape Turf-to-Native Garden Program Application

**Due to Program Popularity, All Reservations Have Been Filled Until Fall of 2023**

Please be prepared to provide the following information to complete your application for our Turf Replacement Program:  

  • Your water account information

  • 3-5 photos of the project area

  • Estimated square footage of your turf areas and total project area

  • A valid email address (a copy of your application will be emailed to you, and we will be following up on your project via email)

  • A completed IRS W-9 Form. After your application is submitted, the website will redirect you to complete the form online.

To qualify for the program, all applicants must have attended a free Landscape Workshop with Moulton Niguel Water District. If you have not attended one, you can attend an in-person workshop by registering here or watch an online workshop video here MNWD Virtual Landscape Workshop

With this program, your rebate is based on the live turf grass that is removed, and you must replace a minimum of 250 sqft of grass on the property. However, you can replace any additional landscaped areas as well for your total project.

To better understand your total project costs and rebate, check out our Project Cost Calculator at:

Landscapes should be installed within 90 days of application approval. Please ensure you understand your Homeowner Association (HOA) approval process (if needed) before applying. Most HOAs will require to see the design with plant list before approval.

NOTE: Applications received during the warm summer months will be processed and scheduled for the Pre-Qualification Assessment, but may not be installed until the peak summer heat has passed. This is to ensure garden success for our customers and will be decided on a case by case basis.

Customer Information

Attended Landscape Workshop or watched the On-Demand Landscape Workshop Video?

Please click the link below to view the On-Demand Landscape Workshop Video

 MNWD Virtual Landscape Workshop


Full Name

Site Information


The NatureScape Program requires that you remove a minimum of 250 square feet of turf grass from your property. However, grass removed from any area of your landscape will qualify for rebate funds.

You can transform a maximum of 5,000 square feet of your front, back, and side yards. Please indicate below which areas you are interested in the inspector evaluating. The additional areas selected are not a commitment at this stage. Your final decision on which landscape areas to transform will be made during the landscape assessment with the inspector.

I am interested in transforming my...


Landscape areas that are not turf grass do not qualify for rebate funds, but can be included in your NatureScape design. Many customers prefer a complete landscape transformation. Please indicate if you want to transform grass areas only, or if you would additionally like to include planter beds and/or shrub areas as well.

I want to transform my...

Select current state of project area (Select all that apply.)

Select current irrigation controller for Front Yard

Additional current irrigation controller (if applicable)

Select current irrigation type (check all that apply)

Attach 3-5 photos of the turf grass that is to be removed. When uploading pictures from the file selector here, select all pictures to be uploaded at once OR choose "Upload More" to upload pictures one file at a time. Once you select "Upload" you won't be able to add additional photos without starting over.

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Rainwater Capture Feature

Are you interested in receiving an additional rebate to capture rainwater from your rooftop in your landscape? Participants can receive a maximum of $599 for rainwater diversion to a swale and up to $1,000 to divert rainwater to a cistern.

Do you have gutters to collect rainwater on to your landscape?

The Rainwater Harvesting Program is offering an additional rebate to help participants capture rainwater. You will need to redirect rainwater falling on your roof to the feature in your plan. The following provides project options and Terms and Conditions for the program. 

Helpful links and information for your Rainwater Harvesting Program project:

MNWD Incentive Overview

MNWD Installation and Materials Guide


Project Options

Potential rebate up to $599: You can replace your downspout(s) with a rain chain or simply redirect your downspout so rainwater flows to the rainwater retention feature. You may also choose to install a rain barrel to store water before it reaches the retention feature. The NatureScape program costs already include funding for a swale, which is considered a rainwater retention feature.

Potential rebate up to $1,000: You can direct your downspout to a cistern, which is a large rain barrel that can capture more rainwater.


Terms & Conditions

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After digitally signing your application, be sure to hit the SUBMIT button to finalize your application.

A copy will be sent to the email you provided on the form. If you don't receive it within a few minutes, please check your junk email folder.

You will now be redirected to the IRS W-9 FORM which is the final step of the application process. Please complete this today so there are no delays in getting you into your NatureScape Garden!

Project Number

You will be provided with a Project Number upon submission.