By Maryanne Jackson
Real estate broker CNE, CPRES. DRE# 01784021
August 7, 2019 (San Diego’s East County) -
My fiancé and I purchased a home recently in Lakeside. The home sits on a large lot with a lot of vegetation. Were a little nervous with all the fires that have been flaring up around east county.
Are there steps we could take to help fireproof our yard? Any ideas appreciated.
There are a few things that will help you to fireproof your yard.
- Keep your yard close to your home well hydrated.
- Remove dried and dead vegetation from your lot.
- Remove trees and bushes that are too close to your structure.
- Keep trees trimmed.
- Avoid planting Eucalyptus trees; they are known to be flammable.
- Plant succulents and fire-retardant plants in your yard. Here are a few that are easy to maintain and can be found at the local nurseries. There are many more; check with your local nursery for a complete list and planting recommendations.
- Ice Plant
- Dwarf Aloe
- Shortleaf Aloe
- Creeping Australian Saltbush
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