By Douglas Kent
This practical, hands-on guide gives simple, achievable strategies for those who want to reduce their garden’s fire hazard, while promoting its long-term health and function. This book describes what types of properties and landscapes are higher-risk, how to make a home more accessible to fire-fighters, and what to do to minimize the chances that a home will be damaged or destroyed by a wildfire. It covers fire-safe fencing and roofing materials, has tips on using water efficiently, gives best methods of effective vegetation removal, and provides versatile and comprehensive plant lists and maintenance calendars useful for those living in California’s diverse climate zones. Endorsed by AAA Homeowners Insurance.