Fire-smart Landscaping Tips from UC Marin Master Gardeners
- Remove invasive plants such as ivy, broom, and pampas grass that spread quickly, add considerable fuel for fire and use precious water.
- Replace with California natives, pollinator or low water use plants keeping drought tolerance and biodiversity in mind.
- Unfortunately, excessive clearing can create a vulnerable entry point for the plants we do not want. Pull weeds before they go to seed to keep them from spreading.
Find more Fire-Smart Landscaping information at the UC Marin Master Gardener website