Your Guide to Post-Monsoon Landscape Cleanup

Arizona had a particularly wet and windy monsoon season, and the Tucson area saw record rainfall throughout July and August. As a result, your landscape may be looking a little beaten up, and it might even contain some hazards that need to be cleared now that the weather is transitioning to milder fall conditions. This article will offer some tips for cleaning up your landscape after the monsoon season, which may require the help of professional landscapers in Tucson.

Check for Areas of Water Damage

The sudden downpour characteristic of monsoons often causes flooding in the valleys of Southern Arizona. Flooded yards can have uprooted plants, water damaged patios, and other future hazards, so it’s a good idea to walk around the yard and check for areas where water took its toll. You may need to rebuild or restore certain features and replant parts of your garden to ensure that your yard looks great and remains safe through the winter.

Eliminate Debris and Clutter

Fallen branches, dead plants, and broken lawn furniture can ravage landscapes during monsoon season, and these items can continue to do damage if they’re not removed. An essential part of restoring your landscape may be simple cleanup to eliminate debris. You might also look for any areas where water may have pooled during storms, since these pools of standing water might attract unwelcome pests.

Trim or Cut Down Trees

Weak or damaged tree branches may have already fallen during some of the season’s heavier storms, but that does not mean that it’s time to neglect trimming the trees that are still standing. Some branches may be barely hanging on, waiting to do damage to any structures below. Other trees and plants may need to be removed completely, as their root systems may have been compromised.

For professional restoration of your residential landscape or ongoing commercial landscape maintenance, call Santa Rita Landscaping at (520) 623-9026. We have been serving Southern Arizona with exceptional landscaping services for decades, so we understand the unique climate and design challenges that the area may hold.

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