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Weed Control and Defensible Space
updated: Feb 06, 2013, 10:48 AM

Source: Santa Barbara Fire Department

February is a good time to begin weed control efforts in your yard and garden. The Santa Barbara County Fire Department reminds home owners that providing and maintaining a defensible space around your home, can reduce the risk of structural damage caused by the now year round threat of a wildfire.

Please consider these three defensible space guidelines:

1. Create and maintain a defensible space of at least 100 feet or greater around each building or structure on your property.

2. Preserve single specimens or groupings of well-spaced and well-pruned trees or other vegetation.

3. Eliminate ladder fuels within the defensible space zone by disrupting the vertical and /or horizontal continuity of plants.

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department reminds homeowners that proper landscape maintenance can dramatically reduce the risk of fire transmission to your property and provide a defensible space so that firefighters can safely protect your home during a wildfire.

For more information on defensible space, please visit the Santa Barbara County Fire Department's website at www.sbcfire.com and click on Ready! Set! Go!

 

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