Green Lawn

Program Overview

Johnson County’s Soil Health Program promotes cleaner water in our streams with the greening of our backyards through healthy soil.  Soil quality restoration combines aeration and compost application to improve soil health, giving you a healthier, greener lawn without the use of chemicals that can get into our creeks and streams.

The County is offering a 50% rebate, up to $2000, for soil quality restoration projects.  The program is for homeowners in the unincorporated area and the communities of Hills, Lone Tree, Oxford, Shueyville, Solon, Swisher, Tiffin, University Heights, and West Branch (located within Johnson County).   Residents of Coralville, Iowa City, and North Liberty should contact their respective municipalities. 

The overall process is:

  1. Request an estimate from the contractors on the approved contractor list. 
  2. Complete and submit the application form along with your selected estimate.  You must get approval from the County before completing the work to be eligible for reimbursement. 
  3. When the work is completed and verified by the County, submit a request, along with a copy of your invoice, for reimbursement. 

Learn more about how the program works.

How it Works

Program Requirements

Request a Quote

Submit an Application