Fire season is year-round in Southern California - Maintaining a firescaped landscape


Last updated 11/19/2009 at Noon

Dried grass and fallen leaves burn long enough to set shrubs on fire along a home

Every plant, every landscape, and every house is flammable. Their degree of flammability is directly related to the maintenance they receive.

Poor plant selection or architectural design can increase the fire risk, but more often than not, lack of outdoor maintenance leads fire to a house.

Pruning, removing and watering plants are the biggest contributors to a garden’s health and fire safety. These maintenance chores affect a landscape’s flammability in these distinct ways:

Ignitability – The combination of conditions that make the landscape burst into flames is influenced by fuel...

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