Fire Mitigation Services


Building your home in the beautiful mountains surrounding Durango, Colorado is the gateway to a great lifestyle but requires certain techniques to mitigate the risk of wildfires to your home.

While living within what is referred to the wildland-urban interface provides tremendous beauty and a gorgeous living setting, it requires wildfire mitigation techniques to reduce the chances of catastrophic fire destroying your home.

Let Fleming Landscaping mitigate the risk of wildfire on your property so you can enjoy the mountains with peace of mind.

Before Fire Mitigation

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“Wildfire mitigation actions are on-the-ground treatments of forested properties implemented to reduce the threat of wildfire.”Colorado State Forest Service

After Fire Mitigation

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Source: CSFS

  • Tree Work, Pruning and Brush Clearing
  • Chipping

Ready to protect your property?

Prepare your house for wildfire season and contact the experts at Fleming Landscaping for wildfire mitigation today!

Defensible Space

Wildfire mitigation starts with building defensible space around your home. Defensible space gives your home a fighting chance against an approaching wildfire. Creating defensible space also reduces the chance of a structure spreading to the surrounding forest and other homes.

Defensible space is the natural and landscaped area around a home or other structure that has been modified to reduce hazard. Colorado State Forest Service

Defensible Space Checklist

Initial Prep

  • Properly thin and prune trees and shrubs
  • Dispose of slash from tree/shrub thinning
  • Stack firewood uphill from, or at least 30 feet away from structures.
  • Clear roof, deck and gutters of pine needles and other debris.
  • Remove branches that overhang the roof and chimney.
  • Dispose of slash from tree/shrub thinning.

Annual Maintenance

  • Clear roof, deck and gutters of pine needles and other debris.
  • Mow grass and weeds to a height of 6 inches or less.
  • Rake all pine needles and other flammable debris away from the foundation of your home and deck.
  • Remove trash and debris accumulations from the defensible space.

Examples of Defensible Space

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Defensible Space Services


We provide a variety of services to create defensible space around your house. Give us a call to learn more about creating defensible space around your house.

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Tree Work, Pruning and Brush Clearing


Cleaning up the yard? We take the hassle out of cleaning your yard of overgrown trees and bushes.


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Chipping


Have a slash pile and just need it chipped? Or looking to create some new mulch out of scrap branches? We can help!


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Debris Hauling


Doing your own fire mitigation and need debris removed? Give us a call and we’ll have it cleaned out in no time.