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Beyond Mowing: Seasonal Lawn Care for Oxbow Rental Homes

Oxbow Rental Property with a Well-Maintained Front YardA gorgeous lawn, when combined with an extremely easily maintained landscape design, can be an immense come-on when renters are determining a rental home. First sights and impressions are important for Oxbow rental homes, and an impressive yard contributes greatly toward keeping your rental filled up with tenants. Although the actual job pertaining to keeping a well-looking lawn can, most of the time, be mind-boggling 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 real truth is that there are a number of vital tasks that come with holding a healthy lawn, most 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 is vital because it lets fertilizer and water to seep into the soil below. Warm-season grasses should be dethatched and aerated in the springtime too. Once cleared, dethatched, and aerated, a combination fertilizer and pre-emergent herbicide should be applied to the lawn.

If dealt with in early spring, this can help suppress unpleasant weeds and crabgrass from thriving, and moreover, foster new grass growth in any exposed, bare areas. A second application is naturally advised about six to eight weeks later, including 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.

In the final analysis, to favor a healthy lawn all season, it’s necessary to mow several times and early in the spring. Just leaving the grass to develop too high and then mowing it too short can break up the roots, even kill the grass outright. When the first sprouts expose themselves, experts advise mowing every five days around for the first six weeks of spring, plus satisfactory aeration at apt times. This, along with adjusting the lawnmower so that you are stripping off only the top third of the grass blade each time will support a thick, full lawn all summer long.

Appropriate lawn care takes considerable time and energy to execute correctly. Assuming that your tenant has given consent to look after your Oxbow rental home’s lawn, there is no sure certainty that they will literally do so or that they will figure out how to tend to it correctly.

To keep your rental home’s lawn looking great and healthy, it’s significant to fulfill standard property evaluations that review its actual condition and progress from season to season. When you retain Real Property Management Optimum, all of this is attended to for you. We can support you in deciding on the suitable way of lawn maintenance for your demands and needs, and, perhaps more significantly, we will do frequent checks to guarantee that proper lawn care is being actually dealt with and implemented regularly. Would you want to learn more? Please contact us online or by phone at 612-730-8293 for more information.

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