Wildfire season is upon us and Armstrong Garden Centers hopes to remind everyone to take landscape precautions now before it’s too late.
“We want to help ensure the safety of homeowners and their homes, especially those living in high-risk areas,” says Robert Kitano, Armstrong Garden Centers’ horticulturist and buyer of trees and shrubs in a press release. “No plant is fireproof, but simple firescaping can be the solution. From choosing plants with fire-retardant abilities to knowing proper defensible landscape maintenance to keeping irrigation systems in excellent shape.”
Here are his tips for creating and maintaining a fire-resistant landscape:
• Know your plants and research their fire-retardant abilities. Replace flammable trees and shrubs with fire-resistant varieties.