Firewise Landscaping


Landscape
“It’s extremely risky. These areas are prone to wildfires due to the higher level of surrounding fire fuel,” says Joanne Drummond, executive director of the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County in Grass Valley, California. Without proper firewise landscapes surrounding them, homes built in the WUI can quickly meet with disaster.   More
 
Monday, October 14, 2013 Susan Maddocks

FIRE!

Firewise Landscaping


Landscape
WILDFIRE! The very word sends terror through the hearts of homeowners, particularly those who live in “fire country.” Homes turned to ashes, miles of blackened earth...stunned families huddled together, trying to make sense of the tragedy. Even more tragic is the fact that some of these losses might well have been prevented with the right kind of landscape design, irrigation and maintenance.   More
 
Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Synthetic Turf 101


Landscape
If you haven’t taken a look at synthetic turf in many years, look again. You’re in for a surprise. The tacky, plastic- looking and uncomfortable surfaces that we used to see have been replaced with surprisingly soft materials that often cannot be distinguished from grass on first sight.    More
 
Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Firewise Landscaping


Landscape
A beautiful home sits in a wooded hillside neighborhood on the outskirts of town. The owner loves it here. With tall pines surrounding his house, he has all the privacy he wants and not much grass to mow. His woods are thick with overgrown shrubs and fallen branches, but he likes it that way. It’s natural, he says. Or is it?    More
 
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 ELIZABETH LEXAU

Identifying and Controlling Pesky Pests


Weed and Pest Control
AS A LANDSCAPE CONTRACTOR, AS IN ANY BUSINESS, YOU’RE constantly looking for ways to increase your client base. Of course you provide the very best in design/build and maintenance services, or just maintenance itself, but so does your competition.Landscape perfection begins with the lawn. All the hard work you put into the walkways, trees, flowers and fountains won’t matter if your client’s turf is being destroyed by an insect infestation. To keep your client’s landscape looking beautiful, it’s necessary to control turf-impacting pests.   More
 
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 ROBIN WESTMILLER

Reduce Risk with Firewise Landscaping


Landscape
Landscape professionals, who provide services to residents in hillside or canyon communities that are in fire-prone areas, should be familiar with ways of minimizing their clients’ risk of losing their properties. A little planning when it comes.   More
 
Monday, October 17, 2011

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