Keep Your Landscape Safe and Free from Fire and Ashes
Generally, fire is not something that you would be able to think or plan ahead when it comes to landscaping. Most probably, all that you will ever think of is the end result like how your landscape will look like once done and how many compliments you will receive for it. That’s 100% normal and its fine, but you have to be smarter than that now. In case you need a team of professional landscapers that can help you, just call for ET Landscaping.
You have to think outside the box and plan a solution for unlikely possibilities as soon as possible. For instance, if you live in a place where fire protection is one of the major concerns, you have to do something. You might not know it yet, but your entire property’s landscaping is an important factor that concerns your fire safety. This includes the right choice of plants, the design of the landscape, and maintenance.
How to Keep Your Home Safe from Fire?
First things first, you have to get rid of all dead leaves, brush, and debris that lies at least 30ft. from your house. But if you live on a hill, make it at least 150ft. from your house to be extra careful. You can get rid of all dry grass around your house by mowing it within the 100ft. of structures. Your landscape doesn’t have to be free from all sorts of grass and plants or trees to avoid fire.
Just remember to keep your trees as far as possible from your house. Shrubs can be a little bit closer, then bedding plants are the nearest as part of the lawn.
Fire Resistant Plants
Getting fire resistant plants is one of the smartest moves that you can do to keep the fire from spreading all over your property. Fire resistant plants are not only good for the eyes but also practical. A well-watered landscape with green belt around your house that is at least 30ft. is advised for fire safety landscapes. Low growing grass or ground covers are excellent protection from fire.
To add some color to your landscape, use flowering perennials and annuals. Keep your landscape’s aesthetic appeal and function with regular maintenance. This means that you have to ensure it has proper irrigation, cleanup, and pruning.
Most importantly, keep your landscape free from litter especially under the shrubs and trees. Prune your trees to remove the deadwood and the dried portions your lawn. But if you don’t have enough time for all of these techniques, call on ET Landscaping.
ET Landscaping is the most trusted landscaping company in South Florida since 1980. Just give them your word and they will handle everything for you.