Mulch Rebate

Placing mulch over bare soil between plants

Customers of Helix Water District are now eligible for a rebate of $25 per cubic yard, up to $100, for the purchase and installation of plant-based mulch!

Why You Should Use Mulch
Using mulch in your landscape reduces evaporation and helps your soil hold water. It can prevent damage from the sun and reduce erosion. Mulch also adds nutrients to your soil, prevents weeds, hides drip irrigation tubing and creates a tidy landscape.

How to Install Mulch
Place mulch above the soil in a 3 to 4 inch layer. Keep 3 to 5 inches away from the base of any shrub or tree. Use mulch to cover the soil in planters, walkways, and bare soil areas between plants.

Where to Get Mulch
You can find great plant-based mulch from nurseries, resource recycling facilities, landscape supply stores, home improvement stores, and even tree trimming services.

How to Apply for the Rebate

Buy Your Mulch

  • The minimum purchase amount is 1 cubic yard (27 cubic feet) 
  • The maximum for the rebate is 4 cubic yards (108 cubic feet)
  • Only plant-based mulch qualifies for the rebate -- bark, composted wood chips or shredded mulch
  • Straw, rock and rubber mulch does not qualify for the rebate

Install your mulch on your landscape. It must cover bare soil or permeable surface. Take three photos of the completed installation.

Complete the Mulch Rebate Application including three photos and a copy of your sales receipt.

Please note, rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are not guaranteed.

Helix Water District and its officers, officials, employees, volunteers, wholesale water suppliers, contractors and agents, neither endorses nor makes any representation or warranty regarding the material or delivery of mulch eligible for rebates under this rebate program, including any hazardous substances that may be contained in the mulch. Helix Water District is not responsible for any violations of law, property restrictions, or any other consequences of applicant’s mulch installation.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can purchase mulch from landscape supply stores, tree trimming services, recycled resource centers, nurseries and retail stores.