The 2019-2020 bushfire season was one of the worst Australia experienced.
Known as the Black Summer, the 2019-2020 bush fire season was one of intense bushfires in many parts of Australia and in some states, the worst in history, devastating more than 8 million hectares of land across South East Australia. It is important to prepare property for the fires season particularly if you live in a high risk fire zone.
Preparing your property for bushfire season in Australia
As we approach this time of year again, it is important to prepare your property best you can to protect it from the inevitable hot dry weather and fire risks that will be upon is in the coming months.
If your property is unprepared it is not only at risk but it also increases the risk of fire danger for neighbours.
Prepare your property for fire season
- Clear leaves, twigs and debris from gutters, pipes and eaves
- Reduce vegetation on and around your property
- Mow grass regularly and keep it short on the lead up and throughout the hot, dry months
- Remove combustible materials such as long grass cuttings, dead leaves, branches and woodpiles from your property and surrounding areas
- Make sure you trim any low-lying branches that are under 2 meters from the ground on and around your property. A professional arborist can assist with trimming and removal of these.
Maintain your property for fire season
This property maintenance should be conducted year round to reduce your risk of fire, however it is especially important on the lead up to fire season to keep your family, home and surrounding properties as safe as possible.