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Beyond Mowing: Seasonal Lawn Care for Waldorf Rental Homes

Waldorf Rental Property with a Well-Maintained Front YardA great lawn, when combined with an easily maintained landscape design, can be very attractive to renters who are searching for a rental home to stay in. A beautiful yard plays a big deal in first impressions, and first impressions contribute a lot toward keeping your Waldorf rental homes occupied. However, the work required to maintain a nice lawn can be overwhelming for some tenants. 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’re serious about maintaining a healthy lawn (and you should be), you’ll need to accomplish a number of 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. Taking out the leaves and debris needs to be done so the fertilizer and water could seep into the soil below and be absorbed by the plants in your lawn. Warm-season grasses should be detached and aerated in the springtime too. Once cleared, detached, and aerated, a combination fertilizer and pre-emergent herbicide should be applied to the lawn.

If this treatment is done in early spring, it will prevent weeds and crabgrass from taking hold. It will also help the grass to grow in any bare patches. After six to eight weeks, another application is advised, 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 your lawn healthy all year, it’s essential to mow often and early in the spring. Neglecting to mow the grass and allowing it to get too high is a bad idea because, if you mow it too short, it can damage the roots and 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, coupled with making the necessary adjustments to your lawnmower so that it cuts no more than the top third of the grass, will encourage a thick and full lawn for the summer.

To do lawn care right, you’ll need a lot of time and energy. 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 Waldorf 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 Gold, 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. Please contact us online or call us at 301-392-2172 to learn more about how we can serve you.

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