Fire Has Destroyed My Garden – Has It Really?
FIRE HAS DESTROYED MY GARDEN – HAS IT REALLY?
A fire in a suburban garden is just as possible in the inner suburbs especially in a dry season that leaves dry grass and dry leaf litter. Recovery after a fire depends what is planted Australian native plants are adapted for post-fire regeneration. Give them time to recover a month or more Many native plant seeds are stimulated to germinate by fire while others are adapted to reshoot from roots or stems. But many weeds respond positively to fire, avoid a weeds takeover… Exposed soils are susceptible to wind and water erosion Look after your garden soil and KEEP FIRESAFE
DON’T MAKE THAT MISTAKE AGAIN
So your garden got burned!. Fire resistant plants are plants that absorb the heat without burning. A fire retardant tree is a physical heat barrier to the heat blast coming through, acting as a green shield for your house to stop the embers from getting to your home, and the trees that resist fire help stop those embers from getting through. and the amount of moisture in the leaf tissue of the plant may be enough to stop the fire. To mulch, use things like gravel Never use wood chips they keep the fire going. Restore your garden and Keep FIRESAFE
NO BUTTS ABOUT IT :REAL OR A TWEET BY ANTISMOKERS?
Adelaide CBD residents called for a Parklands smoking ban lest it cause a bushfire. Bushfire prevention in the parklands is the same as any other property Clean up, keep grass short. Water occasionally where possible Starting a fire with a cigarette butt,- it has to be touching dry fuel, hot from the day, wind is essential the same conditions of a Fire Ban. Many fires start from discarded butts it’s only a small proportion of cigarettes smoked. There are many good reasons to ban smoking, but bushfires is not one of them Protect the parklands don’t litter and Keep FIRESAFE
YOU CAN BE A FIRE LANDSCAPER
Losing your garden to fire it is time to start again a with redesigned landscape In a bushfire area plant a protective design with multiple rows to catch burning embers and windbreaks Observation will tell you which direction most winds blow at your home. Start on that side. Plant a windbreak of fire resistant trees. Then between the tree line and the house some shrubs with high moisture content.leaves Between shrubs and the house use lawn, use annuals in cultivated beds. Like all gardening the design will not give you instant results, it will grow on you so Keep FIRESAFE
DISABILITY OR DEMENTIA, YOU’VE JUST GOT TO BE READY!
Fire at home is confronting and hard, made harder if you have dependent people at home Children over 4 can follow directions. Children under 4 can be picked up and carried. The disabled have to be helped out in whatever way they are used to wheelchair, sticks An able bodied person must stay with them The frail elderly or dementia sufferers must be lead out Keep Exit paths clear especially of items at floor level, and doors must be easy to open AT ANY TIME. That takes persistence Shut doors to confine fire and smoke Be ready ,keep yourselves FIRESAFE