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

Watering your plants
Photo by Jennifer Cheung

Water, water everything

The more hydrated any plant is, the more fire-resistant it will be. Although the plants in this garden are drought-tolerant, they still need occasional deep watering to keep them from drying out and becoming potential fuel.

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