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Remove and Replace Invasive Plants

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