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Monsoon Season

Afternoon Drizzle?

I have lived a few places where there is a monsoon season. Oklahoma, Texas and now Arizona. The afternoon rains can cool off the day. Sometimes for the rest of the day, sometimes for only a short time. If the clouds retreat and the sun shows its face again, the humidity can be horrible. The valley area is a little different as the amount of rain is still a lot less than other parts of the country. The monsoon season has dumped less than an inch of rain in much of valley this month. Monsoons let the cacti and other plants drink some much needed moisture.

I grew up in the Midwest as I say often, and I really do enjoy a good thunderstorm. I really enjoy a day when there is a slow drizzle all day. It gives the water time to soak into the ground and give the plants a good soaking. In Arizona, there are times the rain comes from the sky in a fierce downpour. There is a lot of water in a short time. The water doesn’t have time to soak into the ground, resulting in runoff. Runoff water can cause a lot of damage.

It runs in the low spots and eventually will create a ditch by taking the top layers of dirt with it. With the next monsoon storm, the trench is deeper. After thousands of years you end up with something like the Grand Canyon. With any landscaping or raw property, you want water to go where it does the least damage. A good landscaper will take a look at the high and low spots in your yard and plan accordingly.

Rocks can be used to shore up ditch areas. It would not be a good thing to have a beautiful landscaping finished and end up with a washed out section because of the summer rains. There are many items to take into consideration when planning a landscaping job. Contact Walter at Redwood Landscaping today to get your free estimate scheduled.

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