Household tips and other info contributed by a Riverview II resident.
Making your home fire resistant through better landscaping. Three main rules: removal, reduction and replacement. If you have a computer, there is a link with lots of good information at http://firesafesonoma.org/.
Native plants are best when it comes to fire resistant and much of what is planted here is really flammable. Firefighters call junipers “The gasoline plant” and we have a lot of those. If you must have them, keep them 30 feet away from your home. Since most of us don’t have 30 feet between the house and street that tells you that they really should be replaced. Rosemary and fountain grass are two that are very flammable.
Book sale. Friends of the Healdsburg Library are asking for book donations for their August Book Sale.
Garbage We all have it. Redwood Empire has asked people to not put carts out if they are not full. It will save gas, wear and tear on the streets and cars, and keep down noise.
Green waste Wrap your kitchen green waste in newspaper or a brown paper bag and freeze it, then put it in the yard waste container on garbage day and your container will stay clean. Remember no meat, bones, dairy or seafood products, no soil, palm fronds, pet waste, bamboo.