Environmental Sustainability and Energy Efficiency

Funds still available for the “Buellton Beautiful” Landscape Rebate Program


The City of Buellton is excited to announce that the newly-expanded “Buellton Beautiful” Landscape Rebate Program is now accepting applications! Improve the landscaping in the front yard of your home or business while also improving water efficiency! 

The updated program offers more flexibility and additional opportunities for participation! Now being offered to both Buellton residents and businesses, the newly-expanded program offers the following opportunity. Don’t miss out!

$2.00 rebate per square foot of improved landscaping
Maximum of $1,000 for eligible residential or commercial properties
Applies to front yards or setback areas visible from the street
Existing front yard does not need to have living landscaping
Applications must be approved in advance of work being started

All Buellton residents and business tenants/property owners are encouraged to apply! The City Council has allocated $25,000 toward this program for Fiscal Year 20/21. Apply Now! Available funds will go fast!

Additional restrictions apply. For further details on the program, please visit the City’s website application or contact the Planning Department at 805-688-7474.

California Drought

To address the California Drought issues, The City of Buellton continues to stress to its community the importance of WATER CONSERVATION. While the City has good water supply, each resident can contribute to the long-term health of our watershed. There are many ways to conserve at home and most easily by adjusting landscape watering. This does not mean let your lawn and landscape die. Here’s how to keep your lawn alive during the drought:

Tip 1 – Water at night. Don’t lose your water to evaporation. Watering at night will allow the soil to absorb the water.

Tip 2 – Prevent run-off. Monitor your irrigation so that water is not wasted on sidewalks and streets. Make sure the water is directed to and contained within the landscape.

Tip 3 – Water less frequently….. but deeply enough to wet the soil to the recommended depth suitable for your lawn. And remember, deeply does not mean saturated to the point, that water is running off-site.

Tip 4 – Mow the lawn taller…2 ½ to 3” high. Taller grass blades will promote deeper roots and taller grass will shade soil, resulting in less water evaporation from the soil.

Tip 5 – If you water with a hose, ALWAYS use a nozzle with automatic shut-off!

Download and print these and more water saving FAQ’s.

Water Efficiency

WaterWise-Buellton-HwebVisit WaterWiseSB.org, the water conservation website for Santa Barbara County. Sponsored by the network of county water providers (including Buellton), this website is a wealth of information and resources regarding water conservation and programs.

For additional information visit www.WaterWiseSB.org

Fixtures & Appliances

Water-efficient products can help your wallet and the environment. Look for products bearing the “WaterSense” label; information on approved products can be found here: https://www.epa.gov/watersense