Drought Tolerant Landscape Planning
The La Palma Zoning Code states that landscaping should encourage the use of drought-tolerant plant materials, drip irrigation systems, and minimal use of turf and artificial turf, where feasible. Landscape design should encourage the implementation of landscape maintenance practices that foster long-term water conservation.
No permit is required from the City for planting drought-tolerant plant materials and associated irrigation within the front yard of residential properties.
A fee permit is required for the installation of artificial turf in front yards of residential properties. A completed application, manufacturer brochure and a small sample of the synthetic grass material are all that is necessary for the City Planner to help process the no-fee permit over the counter.