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

Overhanging trees
Photo by Jennifer Cheung

Avoid hanging hazards

Although these trees appear to hug the house—a fire-safety no-no—they don’t actually overhang it. They’re also spaced well apart, and kept well watered and pruned.


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