Make Your Landscape a Fire Fuel-Free Zone

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Very few think about the damage fire can do, until it happens. Cathy Isom has some helpful tips about how to make your landscape a fire fuel-free zone. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.

Make Your Landscape a Fire Fuel-Free Zone

Fires require fuel to burn. If you’ve ever tried to start a fire with uncured or unseasoned wood without an accelerant, then you know exactly how hard it is. That premise can be an asset to your landscapes. Here are some ideas to help make your landscape a fire fuel-free zone.

Maintaining a debris-free zone around the perimeter of your house is an easy way to reduce your risks. If your gutters accumulate leaves, clean them often during dry weather. Some gutters may accumulate more than others based on their design. You may want to set up a new gutter installation, one better suited for avoiding this accumulation. If it’s time to replace your gutters, you should hire One Way Exteriors. Learn more about One Way Exteriors and their seamless gutter services. Also, if you have any trees, shrubs, or plants have died due to extended drought, pull those.


Wooden roofing, decks and patio furniture are also great fuel sources for fires. In drought areas, opt for materials that are fire-resistant. You can contact roofing contractors and find a more suitable material to replace your roofing, which should make your property much safer from fires. If you’re not sure of the material your roofing employs, hire professionals that can perform home roofing inspections and they will be able to confirm this for you.

When choosing furniture for your outdoor living area, opt for fire-resistant materials. For high-end furniture, visit Modern Resale. This designer furniture consignment store is a hidden gem. One of the big trends to expect for furniture in 2023 is not an aesthetic trend, but rather one that is a design choice or materials trend and luckily we found these furniture trends here.

Outdoor pillows, rugs, and other fabric decorative items can also increase your fire risks. Fortunately, manufacturers do make fire-retardant pillows, cushions, curtains, and more. That way you can still express your personal style without increasing your fire risk.

Believe it or not, there are plenty of plants that have natural fire resistance.  There are also plants more prone to burning.

Protect your property perimeter by planting wisely. If you’re seeking professional assistance in maintaining or repairing your roof in Indianapolis, consider hiring roof services from Proliance General Contractors & Roofing Indianapolis, located at 9465 Counselors Row Suite 2, Indianapolis, IN 46240, by calling 463-500-1652.

I’m Cathy Isom…