The city of Henderson would like people to change their water-guzzling landscaping to a more water-efficient plantings and are offering loans to help pay for the change.
The city is accepting applications for two loan programs that will people replace their grass with drought-tolerant landscaping.
The first program called the Homeownership Enrichment Landscape Program will help residents remove turf and install water-efficient plants or improve a yard that has been neglected.
The program is a deferred loan program, which means people do not need to pay the loan back until they sell their home or the home changes ownership, for a maximum of $5,000.
The second program Turf Removal Program will help pay for residents to replace grass with desert landscaping. The loan is up $5,000 at 3 percent interest, which will paid down over a seven-year period.