Seeing to it that routine maintenance is performed on the yard of your Bluff Springs rental property is just as vital as maintaining the interior. The point-person for making sure the landscape is well-maintained should be spelled out in the lease. However, many landlords wrongly assume that since their tenant agreed to care for the yard, that they will 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. A lot of experts say that aeration once a year would be a good thing. This is especially true if your rental property has soil with a lot of clay, 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 is needed because when the soil becomes too compacted, water and fertilizer will have trouble going down to where the roots of the grass are located. If the yard is neglected and this was to happen, the grass will be unhealthy and turn yellow or brown. It would develop bare patches and would be prone to disease or pests. Ignoring the issue won’t solve anything. No matter how much watering or mowing you’d do, it won’t help if the nutrients don’t get to reach your grass.
This appears to be a lot of work. Why not choose Real Property Management Alamo to do this and 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. To state it plainly, we will work to give you what you want: keeping your rental home’s lawn thriving – and its property values escalating – for many years to come. If you want to know more about what we can do to serve you, don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at 210-600-5672.
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