Tips for Quality Applications
- Improving soil
- Applying efficient irrigation
- Limiting turf to high traffic, essential areas
- Selecting plants that have low water demand
- Applying mulch
- Long-term maintenance plans
- Educational benefit
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Beyond core requirements, eligible entities who replace turf with low-water vegetation (e.g. xeriscape, native plants), consider irrigation efficiency (e.g. drip irrigation), provide other community benefits (e.g. support tree health; create defensible space), and consider other support tools for long-term success (e.g. landscape ordinances; maintenance; rates) will be more competitive if demand is high.
In general, applications will be viewed more favorably that prioritize: