Defensible Space requires the installation and maintenance of Fire Safe Landscaping.
It is important to remember that a fire safe landscape isn't necessarily the same thing as a well-maintained yard. A fire safe landscape uses fire-resistant plants that are strategically planted to resist the spread of fire to your home.
The good news is, you don't need a lot of money to make your landscape fire safe. And you will find that a fire safe landscape can increase your property value and conserve water while beautifying your home.
Select from this list of fire-resistant plants, or consult a professional for additional species. Plants on this list can be found at most commercial nurseries specializing in native plants. Some plants will do well along the coast, others in warmer inland areas. A native plant nursery will recommend plants suited to your specific habitat conditions.
Remember: Even fire-resistant plants can be hazardous when not maintained.