The Tucson monsoon season lasts between June 15 and September 30, with the heaviest storms typically occurring between July and August. During the monsoons, heavy rains and high winds can put trees and other landscaping at risk for damage. Taking steps to protect your landscaping from monsoon damage will keep your property looking its best and prevent home or yard damage associated with fallen branches or trees.
Very Young or Very Old Trees
Trees that have either been recently planted or are reaching the end of their lifetime require special protection during monsoon season. These trees can be especially vulnerable to high winds, which can uproot new trees with shallower root systems and damage brittle aging bark. Young trees should be loosely double-staked to provide stability during wind bursts. If you are concerned about aging trees on your property, talk to your landscaping service about assessing their condition and possibly removing them before they can sustain monsoon damage.
Trees with thicker canopies can also be susceptible to storm damage, even if the tree itself is healthy. Thickly-canopied trees should be pruned by landscaping professionals to protect them during monsoon season; pruning to thin the canopy allows wind and rain to pass through the branches, rather than encountering resistance that could cause damage to the tree’s branches or trunk.
Trees Near Your Home
Trees located near your home should receive special care and protection during monsoon season because of the property damage risk they pose. Have a landscape professional check these trees at least once a year, and call for professional tree care if you suspect any tree located near your home has sustained branch or trunk damage.
It’s never too late to protect your trees and landscaping from monsoons. You can reach the experienced landscaping and yard maintenance team at Complete Landscaping by calling (520) 323-8918 for advice and assistance with tree and yard protection this year. If you have more questions about monsoon season and how it affects your landscaping, you can check out our blog for more details on landscape maintenance in Tucson.