At Paradise Landscaping, we want to help you take care of your lawn all year long, even when the fireworks start popping. Here are a few tips to help keep your yard damage free this year for Fourth of July.
Pick the Right SpotWhen you're lighting your own fireworks, it's important to make sure that you pick a safe location in your yard. You want to keep ground-based fireworks about 30 feet away from everything, and aerial products should be at least 100 feet away. You don't want to light fireworks in any area that is covered in tall dry grass that could be flammable, and you don't want to put them in a space where sparks could fly and hit something like a house, shed, animals, propane tanks, or electricity.
Put Down ProtectionOne of the best ways to protect your landscape is by putting down a large flat board to light the fireworks from. This will make it less likely that the shooting sparks will land in your yard, creating a dark, burnt spot where you were lighting them. The same applies if you'll be lighting fireworks on a sidewalk. You can protect your area from unsightly marks by putting a large piece of wood down. Make sure that what you use does not have flammable fibers sticking off of it.
Keep Water NearbyAlways keep a bucket of water nearby when you are lighting fireworks. This is for two purposes, one, you can put out fires quickly if something gets out of hand, but you can also dunk fireworks into the water when they are done to make sure that any flames are completely out.
Supervise ChildrenThere's something about fireworks that leaves so many kids in awe. The glowing sky just fills them with wonder, but it also makes the curious and excited to get out there and try it themselves. There are plenty of fireworks that are safe for children, but they should be handled appropriately for safety's sake. Make sure children are always supervised, and store fireworks in a place that kids can't get to on their own. Teach them about fire safety and making sure that flames are completely out before discarding leftover fireworks.
Make Clean Up SafeThe morning after Fourth of July can lack it's luster when you realize that you need to clean up all of the papers and exploded pieces from the fireworks. Make sure that nothing has a chance of rekindling before placing in a bag, and if you have larger fireworks, you can place them in a bucket of water overnight to make sure they are completely snuffed out. The same can apply for those dud fireworks. After you've given them ample time to go off, and they haven't, place them in the bucket of water just to be sure that nothing will rekindle accidentally and go off when least expected.
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