WITHIN 3 FEET OF YOUR HOUSE
Clearing this area will help prevent flames from touching your home.
Remove EVERYTHING flammable: leaves, pine needles, weeds, and wood chips!
Irrigated or native flowers, concrete pavers, bricks, decorative gravel, or rock mulch are good here — and can be very attractive.
WITHIN 30 FEET (OR TO YOUR PROPERTY LINE)
Firefighters call call this the “Lean, Clean, and Green” Zone. The better you maintain it, the better the chance your home will survive!
Remove most flammable vegetation — make it Lean.
Clear out dead vegetation and flammable debris — make it Clean.
Irrigate the plants that are there — make it Green!
OUT TO 100 FEET (OR PROPERTY LINE)
This extended area, now required by state law, can provide a crucial buffer between you and a wildfire. Reduce the amount of flammable vegetation here by 30% or so. This will reduce the flames and heat coming near your home.
If you do your “homework” in this area, the flames of an oncoming fire will drop down from the trees to the ground and never reach your house.
Read about Fire Resistant Landscaping Here