JoAnne Skelly

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May 8, 2012
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Smart landscaping choices crucial to home defense

Nevada Wildfire Awareness Week is over. Unfortunately, wildfire season never ended this past year with the Caughlin and Washoe fires destroying homes in the fall and winter. We have to face it: we live in a hazardous wildfire environment all year long. Since there will never be enough fire trucks to defend each and every house, we homeowners have to take responsibility for our home's survival. Actions we take before the fire to reduce and modify fuels (which includes our ornamental and native plants) can make a difference.

As gardeners we can contribute to improving the fire safety of our …

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The Record Courier Updated May 8, 2012 07:37PM Published May 8, 2012 07:36PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.