Conservation Landscaping

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.


  • 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
111 Maryland Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850
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.

Application Process

Verify Residency

Not all Rockville addresses are qualified residents. Check to make sure you're a resident by using our address check map.

Review Project Guidelines

Review the Conservation Landscaping Design Guidelines and resources below to plan your project.

Fill out Application

Complete the online application including photos of the proposed project location, a planting plan, and a signed Property Owner Agreement.

Alternatively, you can download the application and mail it to:

ATTN: Rockville RainScapes Rewards Program
111 Maryland Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850