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Vegetation can threaten your home if not properly planned or maintained. Make it harder for flames and embers to reach your walls by:

  • keeping grass watered and no taller than four inches;
  • trimming shrubs to a maximum height of 18 inches;
  • not clustering trees;
  • planting all vegetation at least three to four feet from the house;
  • trimming tree branches so they are at least 10 feet from the chimney;
  • removing lower limbs from trees; and
  • clearing out fallen pine needles, leaves and other flammable debris from the land immediately around the home, the roof and rain gutters.

Also consider:

  • placing gravel around structures;
  • building with fire-resistant materials;
  • removing patio furniture from the deck or patio when not used; and
  • placing wood piles away from structures.

Make the extra effort to fireproof your home. If you or someone you know is looking to list or buy a home, give me a call.

Editor’s Note –Looking for a FARM letter on fire prevention and defensible space in rural areas? See Protect your home form fire (Rural Homes)!