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Beyond Mowing: Seasonal Lawn Care for Rochester Rental Homes

Rochester Rental Property with a Well-Maintained Front YardA good-looking lawn, when combined with a super-easily maintained landscape design, can be a desirable draw-in when renters are picking a rental home. First notions and impressions are vital for Rochester rental homes, and an alluring yard is very essential towards maintaining an occupied rental home. Nonetheless, the exact responsibilities in order to maintain a fine lawn can, every so often, be surprising 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 reality is that there are a number of critical tasks that come with shaping a healthy lawn, 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. Clearing leaves and debris are important because it lets fertilizer and water be fully absorbed into the soil below. Moreover, warm-season grasses should be dethatched and aerated in the springtime. Once cleared, dethatched, and aerated, a combination fertilizer and pre-emergent herbicide should be applied to the lawn.

If performed in early spring, this can help avoid annoying weeds and crabgrass from gaining ground, together with promoting the latest grass growth in any bald areas. A second application is commonly proposed 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.

Finally, to keep a healthy lawn all year round, it’s crucial to mow more often and early in the spring. Leaving the grass to grow too high and then mowing it too short can ruin the roots, even kill the grass fully. When the first blades show up, experts urge mowing every five days roughly for the first six weeks of spring, in addition to correct aeration at the most appropriate times. This, joined with making sure that the lawnmower is always adjusted so that you are clearing only the top third of the grass blade will support a thick, lush lawn all summer long.

Perfect lawn care takes plenty of time and energy to work out correctly. Though your tenant has decided to take on the care of your Rochester rental home’s lawn, there is no guarantee that they will absolutely do so or that they will learn how to take care of it well.

To have your rental home’s lawn always in good shape, it’s a good idea to carry out constant property evaluations that inspect its state and growth from season to season. When you engage Real Property Management Metro Detroit, all of this is taken care of for you. We can help you choose the perfect process of lawn maintenance for your needs and, maybe more so importantly, we will do systematic checks to warrant that the correct and precise maintenance is being performed and accomplished. Would you like to learn more? Please contact us online or by phone at 248-808-6550 for more needed information.

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