Keep your home and property beautiful and safe against fire with these landscape design guidelines by Eileen Kelly, contributing author with Houzz.

California is experiencing extreme weather patterns this week with highs in the triple digits and the dangerously hot Santa Ana winds. In this article Eileen identifies several landscape design strategies as well as some guidelines that will help keep your property and home safe without having to sacrifice a beautiful and thriving landscape.

We suggest you incorporate beautiful hardscape elements such as local, natural Santa Barabara Sandstone boulders, or natural stone pavers and steps available from a wide variety of stone options. Take a look at these gorgeous stone options on our Houzz profile.

Start by planning ‘defensible’ space, and maintain it. To read the entire helpful article, click on the Houzz image below.