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Fire Safety in the Garden

Consider mulch type if you live in an area with fire risk

Mulch selection makes a difference One or two minutes may be all the warning you get when it comes to fire. Fire-safe gardening around your home can give you...

Posted on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 1:53 PM

Make sure your landscaping is fire-resistant

Minimize fire hazards by removing highly flammable materials and plants (such as Italian cypress, pine, fir, spruce, eucalyptus, junipers, palms, Japanese honeysuckle and some ornamental grasses) from close proximity to your house, and create fire-safe zones with concrete or stone patios, walkways and driveways.

Although it really isn't possible to have a “fire-proof” landscape, there are many things you can do to help protect your home from the ravages of...

Posted on Monday, September 4, 2017 at 3:26 PM
 
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