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Turf Removal

Removing turf, especially from your parkway, is a great way to save water and money.

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Here's some information to help you through the process.

Removing Turf from Your Parkway

Review the Residential Parkway Landscape Conversion Guidelines to learn about the requirements. Some requirements include:

  • Call Dig Alert (811) before you dig.
  • Use plants that do not grow more than 18" in height. See the guidelines for a list of approved plants.
  • Use pervious materials, such as pavers, so that water can percolate back into the soil.
  • Do not disturb existing street trees.
  • Use a 3" deep layer of mulch, the preferred method of groundcover.

A no-fee Enroachment Permit is no longer required for parkway turf removal projects.

For more information about parkway turf removal, call our Water Resources Team at (951) 736-2234 or e-mail StopTheDrop@discovercorona.com.

Helpful Tip: Test Your Soil
Before Planting

Having nutrient-rich soil is a major factor in the health of your turf removal project.  Knowing what type of soil you have is an important part of deciding what plants to grow and how long to water them.  There are several local soils labs that provide low-cost soils testing and soil treatment recommendations. 

Residential and Commercial/Industrial Landscape Design Guidelines:

The City of Corona has established landscape design guidelines for residential, commercial and industrial developments in order to create pleasant and attractive properties throughout the City. The City believes that proper landscaping promotes a sense of community, creates a pleasant living and working environment, and promotes water and resource conservation, including storm water retention, percolation and best management practices.

The landscape guidelines complement the mandatory site development regulations contained in the City's Zoning Ordinance and Specific Plans.

For more information on these guidelines, call the Community Development Planning Division at (951) 736-2262.