Homes in Shanahan Ridge Four are sited quite close to one another, so when it comes to fire risk, our landscaping choices affect not only us, but our immediate neighbors and the whole neighborhood.
Boulder Fire-Rescue’s Wildland Fire Preparedness Guide discusses some firewise approaches to landscaping.
Colorado State University offers extensive information on how to create and maintain less fire risky landscapes in our arid Wildland-Urban Interface. This page is an excellent place to start.
In addition, here are some firewise substitutions for commonly used landscape plants.
Finally, the choice of mulch you use in your yard can be a critical one for fire safety — the University of Nebraska has some fascinating information on the combustibility of various types of landscape mulch.