Marin Master Gardeners
University of California
Marin Master Gardeners

Fire-smart Landscaping

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This section provides guidelines for planning and maintaining a fire-smart landscape within the context of supporting a healthy ecosystem. We recommend using best horticultural practices to create beautiful, defensible space around the home in case of a wildland fire.


Today's recommendations for fire-prone communities are rapidly evolving.  We advise you to stay abreast of ordinances that may exist in your city, as well as state law on fire-smart landscaping requirements.

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