As summer heats up, so are the wildfires across California, and it is important for us to do our part in preventing more fires from sparking. What better place to start doing what you can than right at home on your own property? By doing just a few things, you can greatly reduce the likelihood of a fire starting on your land.
One of the most important things to do to prevent fires from sparking is to clear the ground of unnecessary brush and dead foliage. Make easy work of clearing the ground with a John Deere rotary cutter. John Deere’s cutters are designed to cut through the dense overgrowth. After using a rotary cutter, use a John Deere landscape rake to collect sticks and dried brush. Their landscape rakes are compatible with John Deere’s iMatch quick-hitch that makes it quick and easy to switch between rear attachments. Then use a John Deere loader to pick up what the rake collected and dispose of it in a compost pile or take the sticks and limbs and put them through a John Deere wood chipper. If you choose to use the wood chipper, you can use them in your garden to add nutrients back to the soil. You can also use one of John Deere box blades to create a fire break after mowing the grass. Using the box blade will allow you to remove the grass and a layer of topsoil.