Have you just purchased a home in the Oakland/Berkeley/East Bay area with crummy landscaping?
I just opened the newsletter portion of my East Bay Municipal Utility, (EBMUD) bill and saw the call for water conservation. I went to their website and saw that there is a landscape rebate for $1000. EBMUD is looking for landscaping with low water usage. There are rules and restrictions such as, all plans need to be pre-approved by EBMUD and the labor cost is excluded, but what a cool rebate! Click here for more info.