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Cut annual grasses and weeds

Home Evaluation Tip

Cut dry grasses and weeds within 100′ of structures with a weed eater or mower, to a height of 4″ or less. Cut grass in the morning, when temperatures are cool, and be careful not to create sparks. Never cut grasses during a Red Flag Warning. Rake and remove grass clippings within 30′ of structures.

Why cut grasses and weeds down to 4”?

Dry grass is easily ignited by embers. Grass fires spread rapidly and ignite other vegetation or combustibles. Cut grass will have a shorter flame length and generate minimal heat.

What do I do about it?

  1. Cut dry grass and weeds within 100′ of structures with a weed eater or mower, to a height of 4″ or less.
  2. Be sure to cut grass in the morning, when temperatures are cool, and be careful not to create sparks. Never cut grass during a Red Flag Warning.
  3. Rake and remove grass clippings within 30′ of structures.

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