Introduction:

Defensible space” is the primary determinant of a structure’s ability to survive wildfire. Native species are generally the best plant materials for landscaping in defensible space. To be a FIREWISE homeowner, plan well, use the right plants in the right places and maintain.

Community Information:

City of Prescott Rebate Program:
Receive up to $400 for removing turf to install low water use landscaping.

Time of Day Watering Restrictions:
Beginning April 15, extending through November 1, outdoor watering must occur between 8:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. daily.

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and current restrictions.

 

Additional Resources:

Prescott Creeks and the Creek Care Guide

Arizona Cooperative Extension: Yavapai Gardening

Harvesting Rainwater for Landscape Use

Conservation: Regional Water Awareness Handbook

WaterShed Smart Tips:

Consider permeable alternatives for driveways, patios and walkways that allow water to soak into the soil and reduce runoff.

Use bricks or blocks set in sand, gravel, or wood chips.

WaterSmart Tips:

Adjust your watering schedule each month to match seasonal weather conditions and landscape requirements.

Use drip irrigation for shrubs and trees to apply water directly to the roots, where it’s needed.

Water Knowledge Tips:

We all play a role in protecting our precious water resources.