Conservation Landscaping

Applications are currently being accepted for projects that will be completed in 2021. If you wish to submit an application for a project that will be completed in 2022, please check back in October.

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.

Projects must be completed within 6 months of approval.


  • 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 Application Instructions and Design Guidelines. Projects must meet these criteria to receive a rebate.


Fill out Application

Complete the online application and attach photos of the proposed project location, a plant list, and a planting diagram. Wait to receive approval and sign the Property Owner Agreement before beginning your project. 

Please allow two weeks (14 business days) for application processing.