An excellent lawn, when coupled with an easily maintained landscape design, can be a huge attraction for renters looking for a rental home. An attractive yard goes a long way in giving a great first impression, and first impressions are crucial for keeping your rental homes at Millbury occupied. However, the actual effort that one needs to maintain a nice lawn can be overwhelming for a tenant. They like how it makes their rental home look, but they may not know how to properly care for a lawn or be willing to put in the amount of time and energy a healthy lawn requires.
The truth is that there is a substantial amount of necessary tasks that are needed to maintain a healthy lawn, some of them are seasonally specific. During the winter, lawns in most areas are dormant, a necessary defense against the cold. Spring’s warmer temperatures will bring a burst of fresh green grass and, at the same time, several important lawn maintenance tasks.
A whole-yard clean-up is an important first step in any lawn care. Dealing with leaves and debris is important since it enables your soil to absorb fertilizer and water better. Warm-season grasses need to be detached and aerated in the springtime, as well. Once cleared, detached, and aerated, a combination fertilizer and pre-emergent herbicide should be applied to the lawn.
If the treatment is done early spring, it can block the growth of weeds and crabgrass, and at the same time encourage new growth of grass in any bare patches. Another application after six to eight weeks is usually recommended, so is a dose of broadleaf weed killer. Use of all of these chemicals can be hazardous if not applied or handled correctly. Because of this, these steps are usually a property owner’s responsibility and not a tenant’s.
Finally, to make sure your lawn stays healthy all year round, it’s crucial to mow your lawn often and early in the spring. Not mowing the grass and leaving it to grow too high is a horrible idea. If you mow it too short, the roots may be damaged and the grass may die altogether. When the first new growth appears, experts recommend mowing every five days or so for the first six weeks of spring, along with proper aeration at appropriate times. This, and also adjusting your lawnmower so that only the top third of the grass blade gets cut, will help may your lawn get nice and thick all summer long.
Good lawn care demands a lot of time and energy, especially if you want to get it right. Even if your tenant wants to maintain your lawn and agrees to take up the responsibility, there is no certainty that they will actually do so. There is also no guarantee that they have the knowledge and experience to be able to take good care of your Millbury rental home’s lawn.
To keep your rental home’s lawn healthy, it’s important to do regular property evaluations that monitor its condition and progress from season to season. When you hire Real Property Management Metro West-Worcester, all of this is taken care of for you. We can help you decide which method of lawn maintenance suits your needs best. Also, perhaps even more importantly, we will regularly check the lawn to make sure that proper maintenance is being done. Don’t hesitate to contact us online or give us a ring at 508-329-6000 to know more about what we can do for you.
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