Firescaping - a set of landscape design and maintenance principles intended to prevent the spread of wildfire to a vulnerable structure
Fire-wise Landscape Design
While no landscape is truly non-combusible, there are a variety of proven design strategies that mitigate the spread of wildfire. Vegetation should be limited within five feet of a structure, especially near windows. Masses of plantings should be separated by non-combustable paths or other fuel breaks. The height and spacing of plants should take into account topography. Also, some species of plants ignite more readily and burn hotter than others.
We rely on such techniques to design landscapes that are fire-wise, fit the individual needs of the user, and look beautiful all year around.
Defensible Space - the area surrounding a structure designed and maintained to slow or stop the spread of wildfire.
Defensible Space Assessments
Every piece of your landscape and home can work for or against you in a wildfire. We will assess your home and surrounding landscape, beginning with the exterior of the structure and working outwards. Any vulnerabilities will be noted and solutions offered in a written report. In addition, this report will contain a custom seasonal maintenance plan.
This assessment is also a valuable opportunity for homeowners to learn more about fire behavior and how a wildfire is most likely to attack their property.
Read a sample assessment