Monsoon season is around the corner, and that means Tucson’s desert will come alive with growth and greenery. Tucson’s yearly monsoons provide exceptional fertilizing properties that help plants and trees grow and flourish. Read on to see how monsoons benefit plants and trees.
Lightning is one of the dominating features of Arizona’s monsoons, and it also makes an exceptional fertilizer. Whenever lightning strikes the ground or through the clouds, nitrogen and hydrogen combine into ammonium and nitrate. These mix with the atmospheric moisture and come down with the rainfall. These forms of nitrogen saturate the ground for plants to absorb and use for better growth. Nitrogen also helps plants turn green, because it is a component of chlorophyll.
As water collects in the atmosphere and falls to the ground, it collects dust and sulfur. Every year, rainwater can provide up to 40 pounds of sulfur per acre. This is helpful for plants to form amino acids. Amino acids are essential to help all life grow, so it is necessary for plants and trees to form plenty of amino acids.
Dust is also a prevalent sight during the summer monsoons. Dust carries vital minerals, nutrients, and microorganisms that benefit plant growth. Also, the microorganisms aid in developing a plant’s root system to develop a better intake of different nutrients.
Monsoons also contribute to rainwater collection systems, which can further benefit plant growth long after monsoon season has passed. Homeowners can work with their professional landscapers to develop a rainwater collection system that can safely contain monsoon water. This containment can help homeowners save on water, and it can benefit their plants and trees for several weeks after the monsoons have dissipated.
Complete Landscaping can keep plants and trees healthy throughout monsoon season and the rest of year. We specialize in tree care, as well as residential and commercial landscaping in Tucson, AZ. We are available for more information at (520) 323-8918.