Wildfire Preparedness for Logan Heights?
Wildfire Season is Coming
SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW wants Logan Heights residents to be ready for this year’s wildfire season. Here are some tips for maintaining defensible space around your home from San Diego County’s website:
- You may plant fire-resistant, irrigated landscaping in the first 50 feet of the 100 feet from your structure. These plants need to be maintained all year around.
- You need to keep natural vegetation in the remaining 50 feet of the 100-foot space. This would be the area furthest away from your structure. The plants need to be thinned and cut back to no more than 6 inches above the ground.
- Do not completely remove all vegetation which would leave the ground bare. Some vegetation is necessary to prevent erosion.
- Do not remove or disturb the existing plant root system to prevent any future erosion.
- Remove dead and dying vegetation.
- Trim trees that overhang or touch your structures.
- Properly irrigating plants will help prevent plants from igniting. Wildfires rarely occur until after June, because as little as 1 inch of water per month keeps drought-adapted plants from readily burning.
- Trees and shrubs can be maintained by deep watering at least once a month for drought-tolerant species and once a week for high water requiring plants.
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