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Beyond Mowing: Seasonal Lawn Care for Temple Rental Homes

Temple Rental Property with a Well-Maintained Front YardAn 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 Temple occupied. However, the work demanded to maintain a fine lawn can often 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 fact is that healthy lawns need to be maintained, and this implies that there are important tasks that need to be accomplished– 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. Dealing with leaves and debris is important since it enables your soil to absorb fertilizer and water better. 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 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. 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 develop and maintain the health of your lawn all year, it’s critical to mow it often and early in the spring. Permitting the grass to get too high and then trimming it too much can damage the roots, and it may even 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, combined with adjusting your lawnmower to cut no more than the top third of each glass blade, will give you a thick and full lawn that you can enjoy for the whole summer.

Lawn care, if you want to do it right, needs a lot of time and energy. Even if your tenant agrees or wants to be the one to maintain the lawn, there is no assurance that they will actually do it or that they know what they’re doing. They may not know enough to be able to take proper care of your Temple 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 Talent, all of this is taken care of for you. We can help you pick the type of lawn maintenance that meets your needs best; perhaps even more importantly, we will also do regular visits to ensure that your lawns are being properly maintained. 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 254-401-0400.

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