It's Fire Season. Clear Your Landscape Now


It's summer and time for road trips where people toss cigarettes out of windows, lightning strikes that can hit trees and brush, camping trips where bonfires can get out of control and weekend projects in which a spark from equipment literally lights up the yard. None of these have to happen, of course, but on the off chance that you come across one of these situations, ensuring that there isn't much that could fuel a fire is essential. This includes clearing your landscape of brush and unwanted plants as quickly as possible.

Landscape Clearing Is Not Always Total

Land clearing is often done as a way to totally clear the land for construction, complete garden redos and more. It doesn't have to be total, however. You can target certain areas, and companies may agree to clear spots on the land around other plants. (The smaller and narrower the spots that need to be cleared, the harder it is to do that quickly, so check with the land clearing company before assuming it won't take long.)

If you've got some older, brushy areas at the back of the yard that have become overgrown, you can have a company clear those out without touching other sections of the yard. If you own a plot of undeveloped land and want to clear out brush while leaving trees, that's possible, too, if there's enough room around the trees to allow workers to reach all the brush. Meet with the representative from the landscaping company that is clearing the brush to figure out exactly what needs to be done.

You Don't Have to Live on a Canyon to Create a Fire Hazard

Note that you don't have to live on a canyon or up against an overgrown lot to have a fire hazard sitting by your home. That tumbling mess of vines and flowers you planted in spring — the plants that you were unable to trim properly and that have dried out in the heat — could now be a pile of fuel waiting for flames. Even your front yard landscaping by the curb can be at risk if you've let it wilt.

Brush Doesn't Have to Be Dead and Dry to Burn Easily

Dry brush and dead plants are more likely to burn fast, but foliage doesn't have to be in bad shape to pose a risk. Even if your yard looks great, if you have many plants that don't have good fire resistance, you may want to replace swathes near your house with other plants that don't burn as easily. And this is not just a matter of pulling up a perennial or two — you may want to clear the land that's immediately around your home so you can plant more suitable foliage.

This is the summer to really take stock of the plants you have on the land you own. Whether you're dealing with a back yard or rural land, prevent the spread of flames by reducing flammable piles of brush and more by clearing them out of the landscape.

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Hello everyone! I’m Emmanuel Garrison. Welcome to my website about landscaping tips and tricks. The effort you put into establishing a beautiful landscape across your property will pay off in dividends for life. You can easily renew the plants each year and encourage prompt regrowth using the right tactics. You can integrate classic and modern touches to keep your landscape looking absolutely gorgeous for years to come. I appreciate your daily visits to my site and hope to keep you well informed about this topic. Please feel free to stop by at your leisure to learn more about landscaping. Thank you.

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