When you live in the desert, you must stay mindful of the danger wildfires present. After all, the arid climate, strong winds, and dry brush make it easy for wildfires to quickly spread out of control. If you are thinking about updating the landscaping on your property, be sure to ask your Tucson landscaping company about ways to protect your property from fire.
How Landscaping Can Protect Your Property from Fire
One of the most important aspects of landscaping for fire prevention is spacing your plants properly. Plants that are near your home should be more widely spaced to help prevent the spread of fire between them. Gravel, rock, and other non-flammable materials can be used to fill in the space between plants. You can also select trees and other plants that are fire-resistant. These plants will not accumulate large amounts of dead, flammable branches. They will also have a high moisture content to help them resist the effects of fire. Quaking aspen, Arizona walnut, silver lupine, and bush honeysuckle are all fire-resistant plants that look great in Arizona landscaping.
How to Make Your Property Less Susceptible to Fire Damage
If you do not take steps to maintain your property regularly, it can quickly become a fire hazard. Ensure that your trees are examined each year, and that any dead or overgrown branches are pruned appropriately. Remove any plants that dry out or die right away, and remove leaves and other types of litter that fall to the ground. If you are concerned about keeping up with your property’s maintenance needs, consider contacting a Tucson landscaping company that can provide safe and reliable planting, irrigation, and pruning services.
At Complete Landscaping, we’re proud to serve Tucson homeowners, business owners, and HOAs with comprehensive landscaping services. We employ certified arborists and licensed irrigation contractors to ensure that our clients receive the best services available. To schedule a consultation for your landscaping project, call (520) 323-8918.