10 Tips to Prevent Landscape Damage During Monsoon Season
Monsoon Storm Prep Checklist
Don’t rely on luck to make it through monsoon season! Here are 10 tips to prevent damage to your property before, during and after the monsoon.
COMPLETE A STORM PREP ASSESSMENT
IDENTIFY HAZARDOUS TREES & SHRUBS
Look for trees and shrubs with structural hazards like broken, dead or dying branches and dead wood. Pay attention to mature, heavily leaning trees.
COMPLETE A SAFETY WALK
Identify safety issues around walkways, roadways, entrances and electrical lines. Look for risk factors like large trees and top heavy shrubs in areas predisposed to wet soil.
PROTECT NEWLY ESTABLISHED TREES
Brace newly established trees with strong cables to keep them in place. Young trees require extra support and protection against monsoon winds until they develop a sturdier root base and trunk.
CLEAN YOUR LANDSCAPE
Remove plant debris and landscape trash such as leaves, seed pods, fallen flowers, and broken stems/twigs. Cut down on the amount of post storm cleanup while helping keep your pool filter clean.
CLEAR STORM DRAINS & WASHES
Removing debris from washes/storm drains is usually outside a standard contract scope of work. Heavy downpours cause water to flow in washes and over driveways, sidewalks, streets, and parking lots increasing the chance of flash flooding.
ADDRESS DRAINAGE ISSUES
Repair poorly graded areas to improve water flow. Pooling water kills plants, causes erosion and attracts mosquitoes.
PRE-EMERGE TO PREVENT WEEDS
Pre-emergent herbicides help prevent weeds from germinating. Apply pre-emergent before monsoon season to limit the growth of weeds.
ASK FOR A DETAILED PROPOSAL & LONG-TERM PLAN
Request a written proposal with a detailed scope of work from your landscape and tree care provider. Consider a 3-5 Year plan with goals and budget mapped out.
PRE-ARRANGE FOR 24/7 EMERGENCY SERVICES
Our crews are standing by to help and can call upon our extensive resources to ensure your property is quickly and safely restored.
Schedule Your Monsoon Storm Prep Consultation
Monsoon storms can leave a dangerous trail of downed trees, debris and destruction. Work with our landscape experts and ISA certified arborists to develop a customized, proactive maintenance and tree care plan reducing the potential for landscape, tree, and property storm damage.