Backyard design guide

Glam up your backyard with inspiration from these amazing landscaping and design ideas

How to design a fire-resistant garden

This San Diego yard is verdant––and resists wildfires. Follow its lessons for creating your own gorgeous, fire-smart landscape

Photo by Jennifer Cheung

Replace flammable plants

Agaves are great fire-smart plants, and their sculptural shapes make them perfect candidates for bold, contemporary gardens.

They tolerate most soils as long as they have good drainage, need only modest amounts of water, and rarely require fertilizer.

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