Creating a Firewise Landscape: Lean, Clean, Green

Discover a fire-resistant landscape without starting from scratch. Follow the lean, clean, and green principles:

Lean Landscape: Space between plants and non-combustible pathways reduce fire risk. Choose moisture-retaining, slow-growth plants like natives, succulents, and Mediterranean varieties.

Clean Landscape: Remove debris, thin trees, and clear undergrowth to minimize fire fuel.

Green Landscape: Well-irrigated plants enhance fire resilience. Maintain irrigation systems, use compost and mulch for soil moisture.

Join us on Aug. 19, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at 2156 Sierra Way, San Luis Obispo, to learn more from Cal Fire representatives.

Also Sept. 16, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., for “Turf Replacement” workshop at San Luis Obispo demonstration garden. Visit Instagram @slo_mg or YouTube “San Luis Obispo County UC Master Gardeners” for info. Contact at