An excellent lawn, when coupled with an easily maintained landscape design, can be a huge attraction for renters looking for a rental home. The first impression that an attractive yard gives a potential renter is important. It adds a lot toward keeping your rental homes in Denham Springs occupied. But the commitment involved in maintaining a fine lawn can be overwhelming at times for the 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 if you want your healthy lawns maintained, you’ll need to do some important tasks– some of which 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. Cleaning up leaves and debris is essential because it lets the fertilizer and water seep into the soil below. When it comes to warm-season grasses, they 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 done early in spring, this can deter weeds and crabgrass from taking root, and encourage grass to grow where there are bare patches. A subsequent application is usually advised about six to eight weeks later, as well as a dose of a 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.
Lastly, to ensure the health of your lawn is kept all year round, you would need to mow often and early in the spring. Allowing the grass to grow too high and then mowing it too short can affect the roots and kill the grass 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, together with making sure the lawnmower is adjusted so that you’re removing no more than the top 1/3 of the grass blade each time, will encourage a nice, thick, and full lawn all summer long.
A lot of time and energy is required for proper lawn care. Even if your tenant has agreed to be in charge of lawn maintenance, you cannot be certain that they will be able to do so. There is also no assurance that they have the necessary experience to take good care of your Denham Springs 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 Baton Rouge, 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. Feel free to contact us online or by phone at 225-389-6860. We’ll be glad to answer any of your questions.
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