Clearing the Way for Fire Safety: SB Evolution, Paysage Landscape, Action Tree Care, and Evergreen Landscape Architects Can Help
Safety from wildfires is of tremendous concern for the Santa Barbara property owner. During times of fire, Santa Ana winds here can push burning embers deep into the region, posing a risk for residents and business owners all over. While local landscape contractors are known for keeping the outdoors beautiful, in Santa Barbara there are a number that have taken on the business of keeping buildings safe, as well. Professionals from these companies have familiarized themselves with defensible zone guidelines issued by local fire marshals and will pass this knowledge onto their clients. In practice, too, creating a defensible zone around a building envelope requires a landscape contractor who offers brush clearing to ensure that dried and flammable plant material are removed from those areas.
Some of the specialized services these companies offer include clear cutting, tilling zones to bare earth where necessary, stump grinding old trees, and follow-up care such as weeding and brush clearing. A landscape contractor should also be able to identify species that post the greatest hazard to spreading fire, such as those that are generally dry and invasive, and ought to have the equipment needed to take out the material efficiently and thoroughly.
SB Evolution Landscape
SB Evolution is a premier landscape contractor for creating fire resistant landscapes. Knowledgeable in the defensible zone guidelines, the company treats your home like their own. The ownership’s passion for beautiful landscapes translates well to this portion of their practice with brush clearing, cleanup, and weeding services that leave a property not only safer from the spread of wildfire, but looking spectacular. Their exceptional knowledge of appropriate plants for the region is brought to the table as well when designing and establishing a new landscape that will help slow the spread of fire.
Personable, attentive, and approachable, the company’s seasoned staff makes the company a Santa Barbara leader in fire-wise landscaping. By working closely with local municipalities’ fire departments, the crews perform targeted clearing of brush and scrub material, establishing clearance offsets and building envelopes that will keep the homes and businesses within them safe from fire. Regular assessments of a property for fire safety can be incorporated into the company’s wide range of landscape maintenance services as well, including the regular upkeep of the defensible zone and the building within.
Paysage Santa Barbara Landscape
Over thirty years of experience in landscape contracting has given Paysage Santa Barbara Landscape the knowledge and professionalism one would want when looking to hire a company for clearing and fire safety. Merging good design with expert installation and maintenance crews means that the company is well equipped to create a landscape that not only looks good but can help protect your investment. Site appropriate management from a horticultural standpoint, as well, is a key part of Paysage’s line of specialized and environmentally responsible landscape services. The company’s staff are trained, prompt, and professional, making their impact on your fire-wise landscape valuable and efficient.
Action Tree Care
This company is another example of the excellence that comes out of staff who are educated and well versed in local fire codes and guidelines. To boot, Action Tree Care is a local service provider for many situations that require prompt attention, such as clean up after a storm, falling trees that pose a danger to nearby buildings, and general cleanup for putting a property on the market.
Because their focus is on tree services, this company is truly well equipped to handle the big jobs that creating a defensible zone might entail. Large scale removal of scrub and brush material as well as dead tree felling and stump grinding can leave a property clear and less likely to contribute to the spread of fire.
everGREEN Landscape Architects
Although everGREEN sits on the design side in terms of its slate of services, it’s refreshing to find a landscape architecture firm that pointedly discusses its design philosophy for fire zones. Considered by its ownership as a crucial part of the sustainable landscape, the firm takes into account the plant selections, water needs, and local guidelines for building defensible zones.
Not to let beauty be sacrificed in the creation of a fire zone, the landscape architects of everGREEN will persist in their dedication and consideration of the aesthetics, letting the design shine through. The defensible zone becomes “an invisible backbone” to the design, acknowledged only by owner and maintenance crews.
Putting safety and sustainability on the same plane as design an aesthetic is a necessary part of finding capable landscape designers and contractors in Santa Barbara. These professionals will help develop a strategy for keeping your home or business safe within a defensible zone, while maintaining a lawn and garden that look beautiful, in conjunction with this important practice. As it is, the reduction of dry, dead plant material will always result in a property that looks better. Taking this improvement a step further, the design can call for the addition of lush plants that retain moisture and remain compact in form so as to not contribute to the spread of fire. As we see here, there are several companies well versed in fire safety design and landscape management.