Drought Tolerant Landscaping

In order to conserve water, the City of South Gate encourages replacing your existing lawn with drought tolerant landscaping. However, the City of South Gate’s codes require that the entire front and side yards must be landscaped with a live plant material.

To assist residents with creating a plan for drought tolerant landscaping, please refer to the County of Los Angeles drought tolerant landscape guidelines. A link to these guidelines can be found here(PDF, 3MB).

Further assistance can be found by visiting the Community Development Department’s Planning Division at City Hall or by calling 323-563-9526.

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Turf Removal Program

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is offering residential and commercial turf removal incentives. For more information visit http://socalwatersmart.com/ or call 888-376-3314. The City of South Gate is currently not offering rebates to remove your lawn.