Making certain that the yard of your River Park rental property gets routine maintenance is just as critical as maintaining the interior. The person accountable for landscape maintenance should be written in the lease. However, many landlords falsely believe that just because their tenant indicated that they’ll take charge of the yard, that they’ll also edge, trim and complete the necessary but less frequent tasks, such as aerating the lawn every year. But because this activity takes special knowledge, skill, and equipment, chances are that it is up to the property owner to take care of it.
Aerating a lawn is an important part of keeping it green and healthy. Most professionals advise aeration once a year or more especially if the soil at your rental property has so much clay in it is heavily used, or is otherwise tightly compacted. Aeration requires special tools, such as a machine that will cut a small round plug in the grass and dirt beneath and pull it out. There is also a device that makes holes in the ground with spikes, but this method, if not performed correctly, can actually make matters worse, and is not recommended.
The aeration process should be done because, over time, the soil gets too compacted that it will be difficult for water and fertilizer to reach the roots of the grass. If this happens, the grass would be unhealthy, changing color to yellow or brown, bare patches would develop, and the yard would be prone to disease and pests. Not addressing the problem would only make it worse. Watering or mowing won’t help at all; your grass still won’t grow if it doesn’t get the nutrients it needs.
Does this seem like too much effort? Why not have this work done by Real Property Management Platinum, and also all your other annual maintenance responsibilities instead? We perform regular evaluations on all of our properties to ensure that your residents are keeping up with the basic yard maintenance. But we also have connections to top lawn care pros and will handle all of the larger or less frequent maintenance items for you. Plainly stated, we will work to get you what you want: to keep your rental home’s lawn thriving – and your property values growing – for many years. To know more about what we can do for you, please contact us online or give us a ring at 559-324-9400.
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