Wildfire Protection: Landscape with Defensible Space

The number of acres destroyed by wildfires has risen in recent years. If you live in an area at risk for wildfires, one way to protect your home is by using the landscaping technique called defensible space. When you landscape with defensible space in mind, you eliminate flammable plantings near your home and make the remaining plantings moisture-rich. While wildfires are unpredictable and no method is foolproof, this combination can help slow the spread of a wildfire.