Flip the Strip Initiative

The Daybreak Community Association encourages water-wise and sustainable landscaping. In fact, from the very foundation of the Community, Daybreak has been committed to sustainable growth and preserving scarce natural resources. To learn more, check out Daybreak's Water Conservation Plan.

Due to the current drought situation and incentive programs being offered by South Jordan City, we are experiencing a significant amount of inquiries about “flipping the strip” or incorporating xeric or water-wise landscaping. With careful execution and approval by the Design Review Committee, a xeric or sustainable landscape can be a beautiful addition and meet all of the requirements outlined in our Resident Design Guidelines.

We have Board-approved templates that make the process easier. If you are considering “flipping the strip” or incorporating a water-wise landscape into your existing landscape plans, the following guidelines will help you get started.

  1. Any landscape modification must be applied for and approved by the Design Review Committee. Please fill out the flip-the-strip application.
  2. A water-wise landscape does not mean a plant or maintenance-free landscape.
  3. At least 80% of your park strip or yard must consist of plant material with a variety of colors, sizes and textures for year-round visual appeal.
  4. Drip irrigation is required.
  5. Steel edging is recommended to separate xeriscaped areas from turf.
  6. Dark brown or black, shredded, organic mulch or rock mulch may be used as a ground covering.
  7. Red mulch is prohibited.
  8. Rubber mulch is prohibited as this does not add value or nutrients to soil as it breaks down.
  9. Rock mulch must be neutral in color and 1-2” in size. No black, red or white rock is permitted.
  10. It can take at least three years for a water-wise landscape to be fully established.
  11. During the establishment period, your landscape will need to be watered frequently.
  12. Fall is an excellent time to plant your water-wise landscape to limit water usage while new plants are being established.
When ready to submit, please call the Association office to schedule a 30-minute consultation with a staff member. During this meeting, the staff will review your application and checklist items to ensure the submittal is complete.

Please visit South Jordan City's website for updated 2023 rebate information.

Once you receive approval from the DRC, you will submit your approval letter and completed rebate form to Connor Oswald with SJC at COswald@sjc.utah.gov 


DRIP CONVERSION TUTORIAL Courtesy of Localscapes

https://cms8.revize.com/revize/daybreak/community/community_standards/ design_review.php

https://www.highcountrygardens.com/ (online only)

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